Cypress Falls wins Class 6A title with five junior starters
Silsbee boys’ 4A championship is 1st in school history.
— Trajan Wesley scored 15 of his 20 points in the fourth quarter as Cypress Falls defeated San Antonio Wagner 63-57 Saturday night in the Class 6A final of the UIL boys state tournament.
Wesley connected on 14 of 17 free throws inside the Alamodome and scored the final eight points for Cypress Falls (35-3), which recorded its 25th straight victory. In winning their school’s first UIL boys basketball cham- pionship, the Eagles rallied from a 19-11 first quarter defi- cit to draw even at halftime, 23-23.
Nigel Hawkins, one of five juniors to start for Cypress Falls and the championship game MVP, scored seven of his 18 points in the sec- ond quarter to spark the Eagles’ rally.
Cypress Falls outscored Wagner (36-3) by 18 points from the start of the second quarter until the early moments of the fourth quar- ter. Wagner’s Tristan Clark, a
Baylor signee, scored 10 first-quarter points but didn’t have a shot attempt in the second period. Clark led the Thunderbirds with
points and 10 rebounds, and teammate Kevin McCul- lar added 12 points.
Cypress Falls shot 40 free throws, making 32.
CLASS 4A FINAL Silsbee 89, Freeport Brazosport 83: Sophomore Jordyn Adams scored 26 points to lead Silsbee (336) to the Class 4A state title, the Tigers’ first UIL championship in boys basketball.
Adams scored 10 points in the third quarter as Silsbee piled up 33 points, rallying from a 39-36 halftime deficit to build a 69-58 lead. The 6-4 Adams, who was named championship game MVP, also had nine rebounds.
Braelon Bush and Willie Jones each scored 17 points for Silsbee, with Jones adding 13 rebounds.
Senior guard Chris Rossow piled up 35 points for Freeport Brazosport (33-4). He was 17 of 20 at the freethrow line. Hunter Quick, a 6-7 junior, scored 19 points and pulled down 12 rebounds for the Exporters while teammate Jayson Cooper added 14 points and 13 boards.