SAN ANTONIO — The Shelbyville Dragons defeated the Gruver Greyhounds 67-48 to claim the UIL 2A boys basketball state title.
The championship game tipped of at 1:30 p.m. at the Alamodome in San Antonio.
Shelbyville defeated the Hearne Eagles 83-51 Friday morning to advance to the Saturday's contest, while Gruver took down Martin's Mill 55-42.
Shelbyville junior guard Jay Buckley was named MVP with 28 points, eight boards and four steals.
The Dragons shot 49 percent (25-51) from the field. They also knocked down seven three-pointers (7-11). Shelbyville pulled down 36 rebounds, recorded eight steals and six assists. They also shot 50 percent from the charity stripe (10-20).
The 2A state champs finished the season with a record of 39-3 with their only losses coming to Spring Hill (4A), Lipan (1A) and Winnie East Chambers (3A).
Shelbyville Dragons Roster
#00 - Marcus Horton, Junior G
#3 - LD Coleman, Sophomore G
#4 - Kolby Parker, Junior G
#5 - Jay Buckley, Junior G
#10 - AJ Cartwright, Sophomore F
#11 - Kaleb Campbell, Senior G
#12 - Jekevian Calhoun, Senior G
#15 - Jordan Boykins, Junior G
#21 - Kurtric Allen, Senior F
#23 - Buddy McClelland, Senior G
#24 - Cole Ferguson, Senior F
#31 - John Quintero, Senior G
#32 - Jaylon Brinson, Junior G
#33- Colt Leach, Junior G
#34 - Kel Wilson, Sophomore G
#35 - Keyshawn McCollister, Sophomore F
Head Coach - David Schmitt
Assistant Coaches - Joe Boykins, Christopher Moore
Managers - DJ Barnes, Franydric Buckley, Eli Ferguson, Kason Parker, Jayvion Barnes, Dallas Murry
Video - Trey Smith
Tournament Appearances - 4 (1982, 1984, 2018, 2019)
EDITOR'S NOTE: G = Guard, F = Forward
Congratulations to the Shelbyville Dragons! You've made East Texas proud!