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Blackman is top Colt

When Emile Blackman of Half Hollow Hills West started last Tuesday’s game at West Babylon, he set the school record for most varsity boys basketball games played. Blackman, a senior who began his varsity career as a freshman, has now played 86 games, with one remaining regular-season contest left, plus the playoffs. Blackman surpassed Tobias Harris, who played in 84 games. The Colts are 64-22 in Blackman’s games, including 14-3 this season, and are looking for a third straight Long Island Class AA championship and trip to Glens Falls.

When Blackman, the nephew of Golden State Warriors coach and former Knicks/St. John’s star Mark Jackson, scored a career-high 29 points in last Thursday’s victory over Huntington, he surpassed Tavon Sledge to become the second-leading scorer in Hills West history behind Harris.

Here are the Colts’ all-time scoring leaders as of Feb. 13:

1. Tobias Harris 2,105 (graduated 2010)

2. Emile Blackman 1,206 (still active)

3. Tavon Sledge 1,193 (graduated 2011)

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