Prep roundup: Strong second quarter propels Tyner past Red Bank

Staff Photo by Robin Rudd / Tyner's Amarion Dillard (3) scores on a layup. The Tyner Rams hosted the Red Bank Lions in the boy's TSSAA Region 3-AA Tournament Semifinals on March 2, 2021.

Tyner senior Amarion Dillard has provided a crucial spark this season with his ability to slash to the rim and attack.

The springy guard was on point for Class AA's ninth-ranked Rams Tuesday as Dillard scored a game-high 18 points to help lead a 62-49 Region 2-AA semifinals home victory over Red Bank.

"Amarion has really provided us a spark and we've been leaning on him offensively this year," said Tyner coach E'Jay Ward. "He comes through in the clutch and has really been a strong senior leader. He has been here before and he really came out with great effort tonight again. We need that from him down the stretch."

The Rams (19-2) are in for a stellar region finals showdown at home Thursday against rival Howard (18-4).