Cy­press Falls wins Class 6A ti­tle with five ju­nior starters

Sils­bee boys’ 4A cham­pi­onship is 1st in school his­tory.

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— 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.

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