SNYDER: The Birdville Hawks Men’s basketball team’s historic run came to an end Friday evening at the Western Texas College Coliseum as the Palo Duro Dons (22-5) rallied from an early 15 point deficit in what was a crazy double overtime game (72-68) to advance to the Semi Final Regional Championship game against the winner of Fort Worth Dunbar and El Paso Andress High School.
The Dons were led by junior guard Amari White, who came up clutch for Palo Duro, scoring 10 of his 13 points in overtime, netting a 3 pointer and a then a layup back to back in less than a minute in the first overtime, giving Palo Duro the spark they needed to pull away with this one.
Birdville was led by the outside shooting of Senior guards DJ Draper and Andrew Sorrells, who combined for a total of 42 of the team’s 68. Draper, who had a game high 26 sent the game into overtime by scoring a desperation 3 at the buzzer at the end of regulation. The Birdville Hawks basketball team made history making it their first trip in school history to the regional tournament since the school opened the doors in 1999. The Hawks finished with an overall record of 22-11, 9-2 in district, 9-0 at home.