Oakland Boys to State Tournament; Blackman Falls Short

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The Oakland boys return to the BlueCross Basketball Championships for the first time in 10-years with a 57-45 win over Walker Valley...

Jon Dinkins with the call on State Farm Prep Sports. Senior Cooper Baughn led the team with 11 points. The Patriots went on a 22-to-2 run in the third quarter to put away the Mustangs.

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Oakland will begin play March 15th in the BlueCross Basketball Championships. They'll find out what time and who they play with the boys state draw Tuesday evening.

In Chattanooga, where WGNS' Bryan Barrett broadcast the Blackman game. The Blaze led all but the final 1:22 of the game and dropped a 72-68 decision at East Hamilton.

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The loss ends six straight appearances in the state's final eight, including Murfreesboro's first championship in 2014. The Hurricanes shot the ball extremely well behind the arc, hitting 12 three's.

The Blaze were led in scoring by junior Brandon Thomas, who had 28 points. Their season ends with a record of 26-and-5.

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