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By James McAfee
KNOX CITY—The Knox City Greyhounds captured the District 15-1A basketball championship with an 11-1 record after a final 54-22 regular season victory over the Roby Lions on Saturday afternoon.
They avoided a possible playoff with the Rotan Yellowhammers, who fell to the third-place Aspermont Hornets 57-43 on Friday to finish at 10-2.
“I couldn’t be more proud of these guys for finishing as district champions,” said Coach Jordan Carter. “We knew after Aspermont beat Rotan that we had a chance to win it outright. The boys played phenomenal today. Roby made several 3s, but overall our press was lights out and offensively we moved the ball so well.”
The Greyhounds (14-6) receive a bye in the playoff and will play the winner of the bi-district game matching No. 2 in 14-1A and No. 3 in 13-1A in the area round next week.
Gilbert Trevino led the scoring effort with 11 points, while Anthony Hernandez and Austin Hacker each contributed 10.
Earlier in the week, the Hounds claimed a 69-26 win over Lueders-Avoca as Hernandez scored 15, Cason Lewis 12 and Sam Barnard 10 to remain tied with Rotan after its win over Roby.