State tournament roundup: Graford’s Tabor ties 60-year-old record
AUSTIN — Zac Tabor tied a Class 1A tournament record with 43 points, leading Graford past Lenorah Grady 74-63 Friday in the 1A Division II state semifinals.
Tabor tied the scoring record previously set by George Scott of McAdoo in 1960 and John Ray Godfrey of Aspermont in 1962. Tabor scored 19 points in the fourth quarter, including seven in a row in a burst that gave Graford (28-9) a 57-52 lead it never relinquished.
Tabor also set an overall state tournament record by making 19 free throws, going 19-of-23 from the line. Tabor also had 14 rebounds.
Bransen Richards scored 29 for Lenorah Grady (30-6), but fouled out with 39 seconds left, sending Tabor to the line to put Graford up 68-63.
Calvert 76, Roxton 54: Marquies Nunn had 21 points and 13 rebounds and Calvert raced past Roxton in a wild Class 1A Division II semifinal in which the teams combined for 158 shots.
Calvert (26-7) had four players score in double figures.
Lester Green scored 22 points and grabbed 13 rebounds for Roxton (29-7), which shot just 30 percent (24 of 80).
Fort Bend Travis 85, Northside Warren 72: Aaron Harrison scored 30 points behind a barrage of 3-pointers and rim-rattling dunks, leading Fort Bend Travis.
Harrison scored 19 in the first half, was held scoreless in the third quarter, then helped Travis put the game away down the stretch. Harrison, one the top-rated junior guards in the country, also had eight rebounds for the Tigers (36-3) who will play in the championship game for the first time.
Taurean Waller-Prince had 21 points and 14 rebounds to lead four Warren players scoring in double figures. Warren (35-6) made 12 3-pointers.
Brock 60, San Antonio Cole 55: Drake Osborn had 16 points and 12 rebounds and Brock rallied from a 13-point halftime deficit.
Kelley Clark and Tre Ewell scored 11 points apiece for Brock (30-7), which took a while to get into the game and shot 30 percent in the first half.
White Oak 67, Idalou 45: Jerred Whisenhunt scored 18 points on 7-of-9 shooting and White Oak (36-1) pulled away in the second half from the defending state champion.