No.1 seed Leopards advance to district tourney finals behind Blackmon’s career-high 53 point performance to defeat Bauxite

HISTORIC PERFORMANCE: Malvern’s (3) Dakovon Blackmon drills one of 10 trifecta’s (3-pointers) against Bauxite’s (2) Ryan Melton during the semifinals of the 7-4A Sr. High Boys District Basketball Tournament on Thursday, February 20, 2020 at the Leopard Center. Blackmon scored a career-high 53 points against Bauxite.
Gerren Smith
Staff Writer

The hometown hoop fans turned out to witness their No. 1 seed Malvern Leopards take care of business on the hardwood and prevail against the No. 4 seed Bauxite Miners 79-72 Thursday, February 20, 2020 in the semifinals at the 7-4A Sr. High Boys District Basketball Tournament hosted at the Leopard Center.
The Leopards advance to the finals to face longtime rivals— No. 3 seed Nashville Scrappers Saturday, February 22 at 7:30 p.m. for a classic match-up in the championship as the main event of the evening at the Leopard Center. Read more from this story in Saturday's February 22, 2020 MRD newspaper edition.