Dallas schools Kimball, Madison advance to state finals

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Jawun Evans scored 23 points and D’Angelo Allen blocked a potential game-tying shot with 20 seconds left to send Dallas Kimball back into the Class 4A final with a 60-56 victory Thursday night over Beaumont Central.

Allen’s block on a shot by Central’s Michael Jacquet was Allen’s fifth of the game, and led to Xavier Johnson’s layup with 11 seconds to play for the final points.

Evans scored 21 in the first half. Kimball (24-7) advanced to its fourth consecutive state final. Kimball won championships in 2010 and 2011.

Nigal Pearson scored 23 for Beaumont Central (31-5), which missed three shots to tie in the final 2:45, including a blown layup on a 3-on-1 breakaway.

•  Amarillo 60, Schertz Clemens 46: The Sandies (28-5) led all the way, and by as much as 41-17 in the third quarter. The Buffaloes (33-5) rallied with a 22-5 run to cut the deficit to seven with 2:24 left in the fourth. Amarillo hit 10 free throws in the final 1:26.

Amarillo advanced to the championship against Kimball in its first state tournament since 1986.

Class 3A

•  Dallas Madison 77, San Antonio Sam Houston 62: Admon Gilder had 29 points and 11 rebounds and the defending champion Trojans (29-3) cruised back into the Class 3A final by coasting past the Hurricanes (27-10).

Johnathan Turner added 23 points and 10 rebounds for Madison. Jordon Harris scored 29 for Sam Houston and made five 3-pointers.

Madison advanced to its fourth state final since 2009. Madison won the 3A championship in 2009 and 2013 and lost in the 2010 title game.

Sam Houston’s last chance came early in the fourth when it cut the lead to 61-54. Madison finally made the push to put the game away when Turner made a short baseline jumper and Gilder scored four straight points to give Madison a 67-54 lead.

Sam Houston coach Ike Thornton called Madison a “nightmare” to play.

“They have size, athleticism and they have discipline,” Thornton said. “They were shooting layups and we were struggling to get shots.”

Class A Division I

•  Muenster 65, Grapeland 64: Freshman Lyndon Cook grabbed 26 rebounds and scored 20 points as the Hornets (28-2) advanced to the final over the Sandies (35-3).

The 6-foot-5 Cook had 15 rebounds as the Hornets built a 36-32 halftime lead. Muenster had the edge in rebounding 51-30. Muenster extended its lead to 10 points at the start of the fourth quarter before the Sandies staged a rally.

Grapeland, which was led by Pat Walker’s 37 points, pulled within 64-61 in the waning seconds before Cook hit a late free throw. Walker followed with a 3-pointer at the buzzer to account for the final margin.

Cole Walterscheid added 18 points for Muenster while teammate Trevor Cheaney had 14 points.

•  Mumford 59, Smyer 48: LaKendric Hyson scored 25 points to lead the Mustangs (38-1) into the final against Muenster. Mumford entered the contest averaging more than 80 points a game in the playoffs but trailed 25-19 at the half as the Bobcats (29-6) slowed the pace.

Mumford came out in the second half playing man-to-man defense that resulted in nine steals. The Mustangs for the game forced 16 turnovers and had a 40-21 second-half scoring advantage.

Dion Mack scored 15 points for the Mustangs while teammate Aubrie King netted nine.

Brennan Fowler led Smyer with 14 points while Luke Vedder scored 12 points.

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