SAN ANTONIO — An East Texas showdown ended with the No. 1 Martin's Mill Lady Mustangs defeating the No. 12 Grapeland Sandiettes 60-56 in the UIL 2A State Championship game in San Antonio before a crowd of 4,672 attendees. 

The Lady Mustangs, who ended the season with a perfect 39-0 record, also won the state title in 2018.

STATS

Grapeland shot 47 percent from the field (23-49), while Martin's Mill shot 45 percent (23-51). The Lady Mustangs were 3-6 from behind the arc as Sandiettes hit two 3-pointers out of 13. From the free throw line, Grapeland was 8-13, while Martin's Mill was 11-22.

Grapeland's Tiera Jones led all scorers with 17 points.

QUARTER-BY-QUARTER

  1. Martin's Mill 20, Grapeland 7
  2. Martin's Mill 31, Grapeland 26
  3. Grapeland 47, Martin's Mill 45
  4. Martin's Mill 60, Grapeland 56

POINTS

  • In the paint: Martin's Mill - 34, Grapeland - 40
  • Off turnovers: Martins Mill - 25, Grapeland - 20
  • Second chance: Martin's Mill - 8, Grapeland - 14
  • Fast break: Martin's Mill - 8, Grapeland - 6
  • Bench: Martin's Mill - 16, Grapeland - 2

The Lady Sandiettes committed 20 turnovers compared the Lady Mustangs' 16. Martin's Mill pulled down 29 rebounds to Grapeland's 34.

Grapeland led the contest for 10:26 minutes, while Martins's Mill held the lead for 14:46 minutes. The game was tied for a total of 6:23 minutes with four lead changes.

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EAST TEXAS SHOWDOWN

Grapeland topped Mason 61-54 on Friday to advance to the championship.

GRAPELAND'S ROAD TO STATE

  • Defeated Frost, 78-38
  • Defeated Moody, 90-27
  • Defeated Kerens, 78-50
  • Defeated Woden, 53-44
  • Defeated Marlin, 63-43
  • Defeated Mason, 61-54

Martin's Mill squeaked by Panhandle 49-47, marking the 10th time Martin's Mill has made it to the girls basketball state title game.

MARTIN'S MILL'S ROAD TO STATE

  • Defeated Wolfe City, 90-31
  • Defeated Harleton, 82-15
  • Defeated Celeste, 90-35
  • Defeated Muenster, 63-34
  • Defeated Era, 46-43
  • Defeated Panhandle, 49-47

Congratulations to both the Lady Mustangs and the Sandiettes on stellar seasons!