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Klein Forest falls in state final to Duncanville, 73-69

SAN ANTONIO – Duncanville wins the 6A state championship in boys basketball, as they pull away from Klein Forest late in the fourth quarter for a 73-69 win at the Alamodome in San Antonio.

The Golden Eagles, the region II champions had used a fantastic second half comeback to top Cibolo Steele in Friday's semifinal, started the final as they finished that game - on fire.

They opened up a nine point lead early in the first quarter after Kharee McDaniel nailed a three-pointer. The lead was pushed to 10 later in the first half followed a Dylan Hamilton corner jumper.

But Duncanville, the state's number one ranked team, bounced back before the half, behind top 2020 recruit Micah Peavy's 15 first half points. Klein Forest led 31-26 at intermission.

The game stayed tight throughout, especially in the fourth quarter. The teams were tied on six different occasions in just the fourth quarter alone.

Klein Forest took a three point lead with just over two minutes remaining on a tip-in from Calvin Solomon. But those would be the last of Solomon's 14 points as he would foul up just 14 seconds later with the Eagles up one, 69-68.

Those would also be the last points for Klein Forest as they missed their final two three-point attempts and had a crucial turnover on an inbounds play with under four seconds remaining which prevented them from atttempting a potential game-tying or game winning shot with the team down, 71-69.

Klein Forest finishes the season 33-4, it was the school's third trip to the state tournament.