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Brock all-stars travel to San Antonio for TABC game

Brock is one of the biggest names in Texas High School basketball.

So it seems only fitting that the program will be well-represented at the annual Texas Association of Basketball Coaches All-Star Games in San Antonio Friday, May 22.

The Class 3A state champion Eagles, coming off a 37-2 season, will have Bailey Cockburn and Lance Ewell playing in the boys game. The Lady Eagles (28-7), who reached the third round of the playoffs before falling to eventual state champion Sunnyvale, will be represented by Lexie Ducat.

The game is arguably the most prestigious all-star game in the state for high school seniors. The Small School Girls (A-3A) game will be played at 2:30 p.m., and the Small School Boys game will be played at 6. All games are at Trinity University and are free to the public.

"It's an honor to have two players from our team make it," said Brock boys coach Zach Boxell. "TABC is a tough all-star game to make, so it is an honor to have even one player make it, much less two."

The last Brock players to participate in the event were Trey Ewell, Lance's older brother, and Lady Eagle Braylee Flaska, both in 2013.

"There were a lot of very good senior players in Texas this year and it’s an honor to be one of the select few that get the opportunity to play," said Lady Eagles coach Chance Westmoreland. "Brock is well represented in the All-Star game and it will be fun to watch Lexie compete against some of the top players in the state."

Though the Lady Eagles did not reach state this season, they won five consecutive state championships from 2009-13 and finished second in 2014.

Ducat has received a full scholarship to Rice University. She has also been selected to play in the Texas Girls Coaches Association All-Star Game in July in Austin.

Ducat was District 11-3A MVP, along with TABC and TGCA All-State. She averaged 18 points and seven rebounds, and shot 64 percent from the field.

Cockburn and Ewell were Co-MVPs of District 11-3A, along with being named TABC All-State.

Ewell, a three-time all-state pick, provided the most exciting moments of his high school career in the closing moments of the state championship game. He scored the final six points in a 37-32 win over Universal City Randolph.

Ewell and Cockburn were also freshmen and sophomores on Brock teams that lost in the championship twice to White Oak in 2012 and 2013.

Ewell averaged 18 points, eight rebounds, three steals and two assists as a senior. He also led the team in charges taken as both a junior and a senior.

"He took five charges in one of our playoff games this year," said Boxell. "Lance will be playing in college somewhere, and talking to colleges, but nothing confirmed yet. Bailey is going to concentrate on his education."

Cockburn, a two-time all-state selection, averaged nine points and three assists during his senior season.

"They are both excited to play in the TABC All-Star Game," said Boxell.