The Memphis' Central High School women's basketball team won the state championship on the same day one of their former players was laid to rest- MTSU's Tina Stewart.
Soul Winners Baptist Church in Memphis was the site of the funeral.
Many friends and teammates wore a purple ribbon, Stewart’s favorite color, just as her MTSU teammates did in the Sun Belt Conference tourney.
“From the day she walked on campus I found someone was as bull-headed as I was, but I had my own way of loving her,” said Coach Rick Insell.
Stewart's roommate is charged with the murder. She was released from jail on bond, and her attorney says the stabbing was in self defense. Stewart's pastor says the family has already forgiven the accused killer.
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