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 championship, the Eagles rallied from a 19-11 first quarter deficit 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 second quarter to spark the Eagles’ rally. Cypress Falls outscored Wagner (36-3) by 18 points from start of the second quarter until the early moments of the fourth quarter.
Wagner’s Tristan Clark, a 6-foot-8 Baylor signee, scored 10 first-quarter points but didn’t have a shot attempts in the second period. Clark led the Thunderbirds with 18 points and 10 rebounds, and teammate Kevin McCullar 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 (33-6) 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-foot-4 Adams, who was named the championship game MVP, also had nine rebounds.
Braelon Bush and Willie Jones each scored 17 points for Silbee, 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 free-throw 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.
2017 UIL BOYS BASKETBALL STATE CHAMPIONS
Class 6A final: Cypress Falls
Class 5A: Mansfield Timberview
Class 4A final: Silsbee
Class 3A final: Dallas Madison
Class 2A final: Muenster
Class A: Lipan
Nigel Hawkins (MVP);Jr.;6-3;G;Cypress Falls
Tristan Clark;Sr.;6-9;F-C;San Antonio Wagner
Trajan Wesley;Jr.;5-10;G;Cypress Falls
Marcus Garrett;Sr.;6-7;G;Dallas Skyline
Kevin McCullar;Soph.;6-4;G-F;San Antonio Wagner
Chris Mullins (MVP);Jr.;6-3;G;Mansfield Timberview
Tim Johnson;Sr.;6-3;G;Mansfield Timberview
Jabari Rice;Sr.;6-3;G;Fort Bend Marshall
Tajzmel Sherman;Sr.;6-3;G;Fort Bend Marshall
Avery Anderson;Soph.;6-1;G;Justin Northwest
Jordyn Adams (MVP);Soph.;6-4;G;Silsbee
Chris Rossow;Sr.;5-11;G;Freeport Brazosport
Patrick Terry (MVP);Sr.;6-0;G;Dallas Madison
JeMichael Bowens;Sr.;6-6;G-F; Dallas Madison
Desmond Scott;Sr.;5-10;G;Dallas Madison
Blake Hoepfner (MVP);Sr.;6-2;F;Muenster
Ty Bryant (MVP);Jr.;6-7;F;Lipan