AUSTIN (CBSDFW.COM) – Senior guard Phil Forte scored 24 points as Flower Mound Marcus rallied from a 7-point second half deficit to defeat Fort Bend Travis 56-52 Saturday night in Austin for its second straight Class 5A boys basketball state championship.

Forte earned tournament MVP honors, going 4-for-6 from 3-point range and 8-for-8 from the free throw line. His fellow Oklahoma State signee, McDonald’s All-American Marcus Smart, added 15 points, 8 rebounds, and 5 assists.

Future New Mexico Lobo Nick Banyard provided an inside presence for the Marauders, scoring 10 points and grabbing 13 rebounds, as Marcus survived a 23-point performance by Andrew Harrison, the top-ranked junior in Texas.

Marcus is the first Class 5A school in Texas to win back-to-back state titles and play in three straight state tournaments.

Saturday’s Results:

Class 5A
Marcus 56 Fort Bend Travis 52

Class 4A
Kimball 78 Houston Yates 75

Class 3A
Argyle 44 Corpus Christi Miller 33

Class 2A
White Oak 61 Brock 53

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