Douglass Hopes to Serve Roxton Third Consecutive Empty State Tournament Trip in Saturday’s Class A Division II Championship
Class A Division II
Douglass Indians (30-6)
Roxton Lions (29-4)
7 p.m. Saturday
Frank Erwin Center, Austin
- Douglass: Mark Leuschner
- Roxton: Shawn Dalbert
Road To Austin
- First-round bye
- Region IV area playoff: def. Fayetteville 54-35
- Region IV quarterfinal: def. Calvert 50-37
- Region IV semifinal: def. Menard 61-34
- Region IV final: def. Oakwood 69-58
- State semifinal: def. Water Valley 53-44
- First-round bye
- Region III area playoff: def. Sulphur Bluff 75-40
- Region III quarterfinal: def. Saltillo 73-53
- Region III semifinal: def. Lingleville 82-60
- Region III final: def. Frost 68-44
- State semifinal: def. Texline 71-65 (OT)
State Tournament Apperances
- Douglass: 1 (2013)
- Roxton: 3 (2011, 2012, 2013)
Players To Watch
- G Reed Westbrook, Sr., 6-1 (16 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assists vs. Water Valley)
- G/F Bryce Westbrook, Jr., 6-3 (20 points, 8 rebounds, 3 assists vs. Water Valley)
- C Jake Raines, Sr., 6-4 (7 points, 6 rebounds vs. Water Valley)
- G Matthew Wallace, Jr., 5-7 (7 points vs. Water Valley)
- G Jason Hobson, Jr., 5-11 (3 points vs. Water Valley)
- G Corinthians Green, Sr., 5-8 (16 points, 12 rebounds, 4 steals vs. Texline)
- G Qunton Walker, Sr., 6-1 (25 points, 4 rebounds vs. Texline)
- G Lester Green, Sr., 6-4 (16 points, 7 rebounds, 4 blocks, 3 steals vs. Texline)
- G/F Alex Williams, Sr., 6-0 (7 points, 6 rebounds vs. Texline)
- G Kalyl McGuire, Jr., 5-8 (5 points, 4 rebounds vs. Texline)
- Douglass coach Mark Leuschner on junior guard/forward Bryce Westbrook, who had 20 points, eight rebounds, and three assists in Friday's state semifinal win against Water Valley: "Bryce is a difficult matchup for other teams because he can play on the perimeter, then he can go post you up. We're not surprised at Bryce. I'm just happy as I can be because I get him back another year."
- Leuschner on facing Roxton: "We've got our hands full tomorrow. Obviously tempo's gonna be a big thing. We can't get into a running game with Roxton. We'll have to work on that and get prepared to handle their pressure."
Did you know?
- Roxton has never won a state championship, but has reached the state tournament three consecutive years.
- Douglass is playing in its first state championship game.