San Antonio Alamodome, Saturday, March 9, 2019 –
(Photos used are from an earlier season game.)
The Shelbyville Dragons Varsity Basketball Team defeated the Gruver Greyhounds 67-48 to win the Class 2A state title at the UIL Basketball Playoffs. This completed an awesome 39-3 season for the Dragons who last won the title in 1984.
Shelbyville shot 25-51 from the field, 7-11 from 3-point range and they out-rebounded Gruver by a 36-28 margin.
Shelbyville finished the opening period on a 19-2 run and led 21-7 going into the second quarter. They had a 37-19 lead over Gruver at halftime, and the Dragons led 54-35 at the end of the third stanza.
Jay Buckley led the Dragons with 28 points. Fellow Dragon Jordan Boykins had 19 points. The Dragons led by as much as 24 points. This was the school’s fourth championship appearance in which they have come away with three titles.
Coach David Schmitt and his staff have helped the team to reach back-to-back state tournament appearances. Last season the Dragons were semifinalist.
On Friday Shelbyville had dominated in their win over the Hearne Eagles (25-4) with an 83-51 win which they led from start to finish. The game was a Class 2A Semifinal and moved the Dragons into the finals matchup with the Gruver Greyhounds.