It was a clean sweep for the District 7-Triple-A boys over 8-Triple-A in boys first round region action. Blackman, Oakland, La Vergne and Siegel were all winners and will advance to Tuesday's 4-Triple-A semifinals.
Blackman dominated Lawrence County 77-35. Mr. Basketball finalist Darius Thompson scored 25 for the Blaze in the win. K.J. Dowdy had 12 and Quindell Cousin 11 for Blackman, who will play Oakland Tuesday in the semis. The Patriots defeated Franklin County Saturday night, in Winchester, 51-45. La Vergne edged Lincoln County on the road 65-64. The Falcons missed a wide open layup as time expired, which would have given them the win. The Wolverines will play Siegel Tuesday evening after the Stars clawed the Wildcats of Tullahoma 70-50. Damien Clark had 19 and Charles Clark 16 for Siegel in the win.
The region semifinals will be exactly the same as the district tournament semifinals, which saw Blackman beat Oakland and Siegel come back to beat La Vergne. They'll play at 6 and 7:45pm respectfully.
Monday night, it's girls region semifinals. Riverdale will play Oakland at 6 and Blackman versus Columbia at 7:30. Listen to the State Farm Region 4-Triple-A Tournament from Oakland on WGNS all week.