HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - The court case over the eligibility of Hattiesburg High star guard Tiaria Griffin is now in the Mississippi Supreme Court, due to an appeal from the Mississippi High School Activities Association on a state ruling.
On Dec. 12, a Mississippi state court issued a ruling saying the Hattiesburg High girls basketball team could resume play after a suspension handed down from the MHSAA, but a final ruling on Griffin's eligibility would not be given until Jan. 2.
The state court also ruled that until that time, the team would be allowed to play. The association appealed that ruling, which brought the case to the Supreme Court.
The ruling expected from the state court on Jan. 2 may not be handed down for at least a few weeks, according to one Hattiesburg High School official. Until that time, the team, and Griffin, are still cleared to play.
Griffin and the Tigers, since returning from the suspension, are 6-1 and captured the Coca Cola Holiday Classic championship on Thursday.