The Ellison Eagles lost to the Dallas Kimball Knights, 69-48, in the Class 5A state basketball championship game.
Despite a valiant comeback attempt, the Ellison Eagles couldn’t overcome an 11-point deficit with two quarters to play. Kimball took the lead for good in the second quarter. The Eagles cut it to one. Kimball got hot again and maintained their lead throughout the rest of the game. Ellison shot just 1 of 10 from the field during the second quarter, and the starters for Kimball produced 65 of the team’s 69 points.
Jamyron Keller was the Eagles’ leading scorer with 12 points, despite nursing an injury later diagnosed as a broken foot. Keller played nearly all 32 minutes of the game. It was a gutsy performance that head coach Alberto Jones Jr. praised in his post-game news conference. Keller finished his high school career as the all-time leading scorer for Ellison. With the loss, Ellison finished the season 38-4 and as runners-up of Class 5A basketball, the best finish in Killeen ISD boys basketball history.