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Blackman Knocks Off Smyrna, Sets Up Regular Season District Championship Game Against Oakland

By Dayton Parker

MTN Sports Reporter

SMYRNA — With only one week before the District 7-AAA boys basketball tournament, Blackman continued their dominance against Smyrna with a 63-49 victory on Tuesday.

Ray Tyler led the Blaze with 21 points, with 19 of those points coming in the first half.

“My team just kept finding me and once I got in my rhythm and they kept finding me and as I kept making them, the goal got bigger,” said Tyler.

Blackman’s Kailon Benton-Hamilton finished with 18 points. Xavier McCarver led the Bulldogs with 21 points, while Savon Wykle scored 15 points.

Blackman plays Oakland on Friday for the regular season district championship.

"(It should be an) exciting night at Blackman High School with a chance to win a regular season district championship,” said Blaze coach Barry Wortman.

Smyrna plays their final regular season game on Friday against Siegel.


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