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Marcus stifles Lakeview Centennial for Texas 5A title

(CBS Sports MaxPreps) AUSTIN – The well-worn motto of “defense wins championships” is heard on the football field a lot more often than the basketball hardwood. But the saying was never more true than in Flower Mound Marcus’ 40-38 victory over Garland Lakeview Centennial on Saturday in the Class 5A state championship.

The defense of Marcus (39-1), the No. 4 team in MaxPreps’ Xcellent 25 rankings, squeezed the life out of No. 12 Lakeview (37-2) in the first half. And in the second half, Lakeview’s full-court pressure defense helped erase a 20-point deficit.

It came down to one last defensive stop for Marcus, as Lakeview point guard Chris Jones missed a 10-foot floater just before the buzzer.

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