The Silsbee Tigers overcame a 39-36 deficit at halftime to beat Brazosport 89-83, capturing their first state championship in boys basketball.
The Tigers came out strong in the 3rd quarter to outscore the Exporters and then held them off down the stretch.
Silsbee was led by Jordyn Adams with 26 points and nine rebounds. Willie Jones had 17 points with 13 rebounds, Braelon Bush added 17 points and Trajan Harris chipped in with 14.
Adams scored ten points in the third quarter as Silsbee (33-6) rallied from a 39-36 halftime deficit with a 33-19 third quarter scoring run that staked the Tigers to a 69-58 lead after three quarters. Adams was named championship game MVP and added nine rebounds.
Braelon Bush and Willie Jones scored 7 points each with Jones 13 rebounds. Trajan Harris added 14 points for the Tigers.
Silsbee opened the second half on a 9-1 run to go up 45-40 and Brazosport was unable to get closer than three points again.
Freeport Brazosport (33-4) got 35 points from point guard Chris Rossow. Hunter Quick scored 19 points with 12 rebounds while Jayson Cooper had 14 points and 13 rebounds for the Exporters.
BOYS HS HOOPS:
[1A CHAMP] LIPAN 46 HAPPY 43 [F]
[2A CHAMP] MUENSTER 73 CLARENDON 45 [F]
[3A CHAMP] - DALLAS MADISON 42 BROCK 36 [F]
[5A CHAMP] MANSFIELD TIMBER 74 FB MARSHALL 66 [F]
[6A CHAMP] CY FALLS 64 SA WAGNER 56 [F]