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Texas Boys Basketball High School Championships: La Marque Can't Keep Up With Dallas Kimball

It was a wild night yesterday at the Frank Erwin center, as the states best basketball teams in each class battled for state supremacy. La Marque, the only team that really represented the greater Houston area, was smashed by Dallas Kimball in the Class 4A Final by a 78-64 scoreline. It ends a rather remarkable 65-7 overall line for the last two years by the Cougars. Who will send Rivals Top 150 guard Julien Lewis to the Texas Longhorns next season. He'll be joined there by fellow Top 150 guard and Bellaire graduate Sheldon McClellan. 

On the other side, Dallas Kimball's Jordan Williams has committed to North Texas, and forward Jarion Henry is undecided.

The 5A Title pitted Marcus against Lakeview Centennial in a battle of two Top 12 teams in the nation. Marcus sprinted out to a huge 29-9 halftime lead, but Centennial was able to come back with a 22-2 run to tie the game at 31. Marcus held on to win 40-38 as Chris Jones' jumper clanged off the rim for Centennial at the buzzer. Marcus will return four starters next year, and on paper should be a powerhouse.

West Oso of Corpus Christi was able to win the 3A Championship behind 26 points by forward Raymond Robinson. They overcame a halftime deficit to beat Burkburnett 61-57.

Idalou hung on to beat Tatum 55-54 in Class 2A, Clyde Eula stomped on Tenaha 64-49 to win the Class 1A Division 1 title, and Paducah smothered Bronte 45-30 to take home the Class 1A Division 2 championship. 

For more, please check out SB Nation's High School March Madness, which has complete recaps of all the games.

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