(Caledonia) The Crystal City Hornets captured the Class 2 District 4 boys’ basketball championship by beating Valley of Caledonia 57-42 Friday on KJFF.
The Hornets had the Vikings on the run right from the start.
Crystal City lead by as much as 20 in the first half and would be up by as much as 24 in a game they never trailed.
Seniors Donovan Tullock and Carson Short combined for 31 points, and senior Hunter Bassin chipped in 7 points off the bench to go with strong defense to earn Applebee’s of Farmington Player of the Game.
Hornets head coach Phil Tessereau said his team’s calm demeanor belied a fiery desire to win the title they missed out on last year.
Crystal City wins for the 11th time in the last 15 games and takes home its first district title in boys’ hoops since 2015.
While Valley’s season ends with a record of 13-9, the Hornets are now 12-11 and will face either Valle Catholic or Advance in the Class 2 state sectionals on Tuesday.
To hear the full game broadcast again, click play below.