The Blackman boys defended their District 7AAA Tournament title with a 52-34 win over Oakland.
After being tied at 12-12, the Blaze went on a 12-to-2 run in the second to take a lead they wouldn't relinquish. Donovan Sims, the tournament MVP, led Blackman with 12 points. Oakland's Ray Tyler had 9.
Riverdale won the consolation game, defeating Stewarts Creek 53-49. The Warriors led by 13 at the half and saw the Red Hawks battle back. However, they hit free throws down the stretch to win the game. Riverdale's Coby Grubbs led his team with 18. Jonathan Pelleaux (PILLOW) and Tyler Conley both chipped in 13 each for Stewarts Creek.
SCHEDULE OF BOYS REGION GAMES SATURDAY (7pm START)
Franklin Co. at Blackman
Riverdale at Lincoln Co.
Stewarts Creek at Lawrence Co.
Columbia at Oakland
ALL DISTRICT TEAM (REGULAR SEASON)
BLACKMAN: Donovan Sims, Brandon Thomas, Bryce Williams, Trent Gibson
RIVERDALE: Johnathan Matthews
SIEGEL: James Franklin
SMYRNA: Taylor Cunningham
LAVERGNE: Montez Gray, Robjhay Bush
STEWARTS CREEK: Desmond Sales
MVP: Keishawn Davidson, Oakland
COACH OF THE YEAR: Barry Wortman, Blackman
ALL DISTRICT TOURNAMENT TEAM
STEWARTS CREEK: Tyler Conley
RIVERDALE: Coby Grubbs
OAKLAND: Keishawn Davidson
BLACKMAN: Trent Gibson, Brandon Thomas
MVP: Donovan Sims, Blackman