Cedar Hill's Tanner Milson last shot Friday, a 3-pointer with 42 seconds left, proved to be the dagger in Cedar Hill's 59-51 win over Duncanville in front of about 4,800 at the Dallas Basketball Classic at SMU's Moody Coliseum.
Duncanville, who started the season in the top spot in the Area, State and even National rankings struggled the last half of the season.
The area's top-ranked 5A teams were facing each other for the third time this season. The teams split their first two games and agreed to a one-game playoff for the top seed in District 7-5A.
Milson finished with 11 points, including three 3-pointers. His last trey, coupled with the play of Thomas Gipson (14 points, 14 rebounds), sparked a solid all-around performance for Cedar Hill (29-3), which held Duncanville (23-9) to one of its lowest point totals of the season.
Milson and Gipson were named co-MVPs for Cedar Hill. Shawn Williams (12 points, 10 rebounds) won the award for Duncanville.