Class A Division II
State Championship

Douglass Indians (30-6)
vs.
Roxton Lions (29-4)

7 p.m. Saturday
Frank Erwin Center, Austin

Coaches

  • Douglass: Mark Leuschner
  • Roxton: Shawn Dalbert

 

Road To Austin

Douglass

  • 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

 

Roxton

  • 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

Douglass

  • 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)

 

Roxton

  • 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)

 

Quotable

  • 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.