Boys win 5th State Title in a row. 21 in 26 years!
The Westbury Christian boys basketball team can make championships look easy. The Wildcats captured their fifth consecutive TAPPS state title last week, the 21st in program history and within a 26-year span.
But a relatively young group had to dig deep this season, developing through a grueling non-district schedule that included tournament stops in Arizona, California and Louisiana. Though the Wildcats took a losing record into the TAPPS 5A state tournament, the end result was strikingly similar as they walked off the Abilene Christian University court with another championship trophy Feb. 24 in Abilene.
Westbury Christian produced its most one-sided victory in the state final, pulling away from Frisco Legacy Christian Academy for an 80-50 triumph. The Wildcats finished the season with a 19-19 record.
“It’s been an amazing journey through the years,” Westbury Christian coach Trey Austin said. “It’s a product of having the right kind of kids and families. We have a great group of kids that buy into our basketball program. We always start with the end in mind, getting to the state championship. It goes along what we do every day. We try to win the day, whether in the classroom, on the court, in practice. You win the small battles and championships are the by-product.”