LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP)—Behind Most Outstanding Player Will Reese, Anacoco defeated Midland, 62-48 for the 2015 Allstate Sugar Bowl Class B State boys championship Friday night in Lake Charles.
Reese led the Indians (32-10) with a game-high 26 points and eight rebounds. Samuel Turnipseed added 19 points and eight rebounds in the win.
Up 38-37 headed into the final quarter, Reese single-handily put Anacoco on his back, scoring the first eight points of the quarter to give the Indians a 46-37 lead with 5:48 left in the game. Anacoco would never relinquish the lead.
Trailing 27-21 coming out of the halftime locker room, Midland would take their first lead since the first quarter on a bucket by Primeaux with 31.1 second left in the quarter. Anacoco immediately answered with a bucket by Turnipseed with 13.1 second left to take a 38-37 headed into the fourth quarter.
A rematch of the 2014 Class C state semifinal game, Anacoco finished the first quarter with a 7-2 run to grab a 13-10 lead after the first eight minutes. The Indians were equally as impressive in the second quarter, never trailing and finishing the first half on a 6-2 run to grab their biggest lead of the game at 27-21 at the half.
Capturing their first-ever boys state championship, Anacoco is mostly known for their powerhouse girls basketball program, which has won the third most state championships in state history with nine.
Midland (25-6) was led by Devin Gautreaux’s 15 points and 13 points by Dagan Patin along with 12 points by Randy Primeaux.