LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Redemption! 364 days after losing the 3A State Title in overtime, Estacado beat the team that beat them, Dallas Madison to win the Championship 69 to 63. Last year Madison won 68 to 66 in over time.
Estacado trailed by 5 in the first but took over in the 2nd and early third going on a 12 to 0 run to lead by 11.
Clarence Willard hit a 3 right before the halftime buzzer to lead 33 to 25 at the half.
Madison responded with a run of their own to cut the Mats lead to 2 but unlike last year the Mats hit their free throws to clinch their first state title. They're the first Lubbock school to win a state title since Lubbock did in 1951.
Clarence Williard had 23 while future Red Raider Kevin Wagner had 13. Willard was named the MVP. The Matadors finish 33 and 4.
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