Juniors Anthony Cook and Jamair Blackmon each scored over 20 points as the Magics defeated Copley, 75-62.
It was also the first game as a Magic for D’Lawrence Scott, who transferred from Buchtel in January and had to sit out the first three games. Scott immediately entered the starting lineup and contributed with 5 points, seven assists, four steals, three rebounds and two blocks.
The Magics didn’t have the start they wanted, as Copley jumped out to a 10-4 lead. They led 16-15 after one quarter, with Cook keeping Barberton in it with 9 points. The score was tied at 28 at halftime.
Cook opened the second half with a basket and two free throws before Blackmon got going, as he made three straight 3-pointers. A Bradley Eagle shot gave the team a 43-30 lead, and the Indians never got closer than 4 points the rest of the way.
Blackmon made four 3-pointers and six free throws, totaling 24 points, 11 rebounds, three steals, two blocks and two assists. Cook made two triples and five free throws, totaling 22 points and eight rebounds.
Eagle (12 points), Tony Fox (4 points, six rebounds), Bennett Miller (4 points), Sonny Fox (3 points, five rebounds) and Dylan Sutton (2 points) also scored. Copley was led by Amire Robinson (27 points) and Khoi Thurman (19) led the Indians in scoring.
The 3-1 (2-1 Suburban League) Magics return Saturday, Dec. 14 in the finale of the Greynolds Classic at approximately 7:45 p.m. against Olmsted Falls at Barberton High School.