Texas-Arlington recruit. Northwest, playing in its
first state final, got 11 points and 15 rebounds
from 6-9 junior center Sammie Freeman.
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Silsbee 104, Dallas Carter 101: In the highest
scoring 4A final in Texas history, the Tigers
(30-8) repeated as state champs. Devon McCain,
a 6-4 junior wing, was impressive with 39 points,
including 24 in the second half. He made 11-of-
17 shots from floor and 15-of-16 from the foul
line. He also added 11 rebounds and six assists.
Braelon Bush, a 5-8 sophomore point guard, added
31 points for the Tigers, who reached 100 on
the scoreboard for the ninth time in the season.
Bush made 4-of-6 on three-pointers and 9-of-10
from the foul line. As a team, the Tigers made 88
percent from the foul line (30-of-34). The Tigers
averaged 94.3 points in their seven playoff wins.
The Cowboys (33-6) were led by 6-4 junior Zahad
Munford, who scored 37 points, making 6-of-7 on
Bowie 32, Mount Vernon 28: Despite not scoring
more than 10 points in any of the four quarters,
the Jackrabbits (34-8) escaped with their sixth
state title and their first since 1974. Prior to
this game, Bowie had averaged 69 points in the
playoffs. But Mount Vernon (35-2) and Bowie
engaged in an intense defensive-minded game.
Bowie’s Daniel Mosley was named MVP with a
game-high 17 points and 10 rebounds. His brother,
Gary Mosley, added nine rebounds, including
five on the offensive glass. And Bowie outrebounded
Mount Vernon as a team, 35-22. Kason
Pletcher led Mount Vernon with 16 points.
Stinnett West Texas 61, Thorndale 55: Jonah Villanueva,
a 5-8 sophomore and the shortest player
on the court, earned MVP honors with a gamehigh
22 points, making 6-of-10 on three-pointers.
It was the first state title in program history for
the Comanches (36-2), who held off an 8-0 rally in
the final two minutes by the Bulldogs (34-4). The
Bulldogs, who were trying to win their first state
title in 10 years, had their 19-game win streak
Lipan 49, Nazareth 42: Senior point guard Santana
Martinez and senior forward Bryce Shockley
scored 14 points each to lead the Indians (38-
1) to their second straight state title. Shockley
scored eight consecutive points to start the
second half as the Indians overcame a one-point
deficit. The Indians finished the season on an impressive
34-game win streak. The Swifts, meanwhile,
finished their season 16-6.