Trotwood-Madison defeated Thurgood Marshall 106-84 in a boys high school basketball D-II district final at UD Arena on Thursday, March 7, 2019. MARC PENDLETON / STAFF

Trotwood rallies in second half to thwart Thurgood Marshall upset bid

Then Trotwood woke up.

Amari Davis put 32 points on the Cougars in leading the second-half charged Rams to a 106-84 win in a boys high school basketball Division II district final at the University of Dayton Arena on Thursday night.

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The win sends Trotwood (23-2) into next Thursday’s D-II regional semifinal against Cincinnati Aiken (20-6) at 5:30 p.m. at Fairmont’s Trent Arena. Aiken advanced by taking out Alter 66-56 in Thursday’s opener. Northridge (17-7) played Cincinnati Taft (19-3) in the nightcap.

Backed by Carl Blanton’s 29 points and 16 points and as many rebounds by Justin Stephens, Trotwood wore out Thurgood with a 17-0 third-quarter run after Elmore’s free throws and the rout was on. Trotwood also defeated Thurgood 97-79 in early January.

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Elmore, just a sophomore, led Thurgood (17-9) with 30 points. Cougars’ sophomore Anthony McComb added 26 points and Byron Lanier 10. Thurgood tied Stivers for the Dayton City League championship.

THIS STORY WILL BE UPDATED.

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