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42 minutes ago, SweetScience said:

Congratulations to DB. I definitely didn’t see that one coming.

A lot of people probably didn't. It's really tough to go through the entire season ( 40 + games) just to make it to the state tournament. Then you get there and you're just one of the best 8 teams left. Seems most people were picking Bartlett and Cain Ridge or maybe Bearden going in. DB had played about 5 games that were "state championship caliber" this year. So they had the team to do it if they just put it together at the right time. After the first half of the opening game against Coffee Co. they just played great basketball. I don't think there's any question DB was the best team down there. Four players on the all-tournament team and Browder had a monster game in the final to win MVP. 

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9 minutes ago, WaCoJaCo said:

A lot of people probably didn't. It's really tough to go through the entire season ( 40 + games) just to make it to the state tournament. Then you get there and you're just one of the best 8 teams left. Seems most people were picking Bartlett and Cain Ridge or maybe Bearden going in. DB had played about 5 games that were "state championship caliber" this year. So they had the team to do it if they just put it together at the right time. After the first half of the opening game against Coffee Co. they just played great basketball. I don't think there's any question DB was the best team down there. Four players on the all-tournament team and Browder had a monster game in the final to win MVP. 

I watched some of the game against Bartlett. The Injuns were on fire early and often in that game. Gillespie (spelling may be off) was lights out. I also noticed one thing about DB, and that was that those boys could shoot FTs, and when you get to state, where the competition is really stellar, a lot of times great FT shooting can be the difference. Unbelievable that y’all hadn’t won one since the 40s. I bet you’re proud as can be. OR hasn’t won one since ‘63 and we came so close in 2014 losing by 2 in the finals to Jauan Jennings and Blackman. A heartbreaker it was. 

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1 hour ago, SweetScience said:

I watched some of the game against Bartlett. The Injuns were on fire early and often in that game. Gillespie (spelling may be off) was lights out. I also noticed one thing about DB, and that was that those boys could shoot FTs, and when you get to state, where the competition is really stellar, a lot of times great FT shooting can be the difference. Unbelievable that y’all hadn’t won one since the 40s. I bet you’re proud as can be. OR hasn’t won one since ‘63 and we came so close in 2014 losing by 2 in the finals to Jauan Jennings and Blackman. A heartbreaker it was. 

Although you lost in 2014 it's still very special to play that final game for a championship. Like I said, it's just very hard to get there. I don't know how it stands now but at one time DB had made more state tournament appearances than any other school. But could never close the deal. Was a shoo in in '73 but lost to Gallatin in the final. A couple times in the 90's they were picked to win it but came up short. One year they were calling DB a college team compared to the rest, but they didn't make it past the semi's. And I think it was in '03 when "that last coach" took a "1" loss team to the tourny and got blowed out by 40 in the first game. So yeah.....finally got one. 

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12 hours ago, WaCoJaCo said:

Although you lost in 2014 it's still very special to play that final game for a championship. Like I said, it's just very hard to get there. I don't know how it stands now but at one time DB had made more state tournament appearances than any other school. But could never close the deal. Was a shoo in in '73 but lost to Gallatin in the final. A couple times in the 90's they were picked to win it but came up short. One year they were calling DB a college team compared to the rest, but they didn't make it past the semi's. And I think it was in '03 when "that last coach" took a "1" loss team to the tourny and got blowed out by 40 in the first game. So yeah.....finally got one. 

Congratulations 

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