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Buda Johnson beats Lake Travis: Live score, Texas high school basketball recap (2/9/2024)

Follow live as Cavaliers look to secure 6A District 26 championship on Friday

Lake Travis travels to Buda to take on Johnson for a chance to secure a 6A District 26 Texas high school boys basketball championship on Friday.

The game is being streamed live on the NFHS Network (subscription required). Tipoff is set for 7:30 p.m. (central time) at Johnson High School in Buda. 

Lake Travis beat Johnson 73-57 in the first matchup on Jan. 9.

Scroll down for live updates from tipoff to the final buzzer and fresh this page for the latest. 


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Lake Travis coach Brandon Shaver talks to his team in a timeout during the fourth period against Westlake Chaparrals Jan 16.

Lake Travis coach Brandon Shaver talks to his team in a timeout during the fourth period against Westlake Chaparrals Jan 16.


-- Biegel pump fakes and rims off a 3 as the first half buzzer sounds, Lake Travis leading going into the break.

-- Hunter Duran is left wide open in the corner on a baseline inbound, and drills a quick uncontested 3 to put the Cavaliers up 33-28. Fans' cheers and jeer picking up noticeably.

-- Big offense board from Jayden Thomas, who kicks to Chas Biegel for an open 3. Thomas deals an assist on the next possession to help Lake Travis go up nine. Thomas checks out for a breath.

-- Jayden Thomas! The 6-foot-6 Lake Travis senior slashes down the left baseline and throws down a one-handed dunk in traffic.

-- Adrian Mathis cuts through the lane and drops a layup off the glass to give Lake Travis the 19-16 lead early in the quarter.


-- Buda Johnson (24-7, 11-3) starts hot, building a 14-10 lead. The Cavaliers have let their starting lineup play through the first quarter.

-- Lake Travis (28-4, 13-1) is playing without its top scorer and rebounder, Hudson Greer, who is out with an injury suffered in the first matchup on Jan. 9. The Cavaliers are 6-1 since.


-- With a win, Lake Travis secures the 6A District 26 title.

-- Lake Travis won the first matchup 73-57 on Jan. 9. Here are the highlights:

 About Buda Johnson:

-- The Jaguars are in third place of the 6A District 26 standings behind Westlake (25-7, 13-2) and Lake Travis, have lost two of the last three and are coming off of a Tuesday night loss to Westlake, 48-42.

-- Sam McKinney, a 6-foot-6 senior forward, signed with Division II St. Edwards on Wednesday.

About No. 10 Lake Travis:

-- Lake Travis checked in at No. 10 in the latest SBLive Texas power rankings. 

-- The Cavaliers are led by Hudson Greer, an uncommitted four-star small forward, who is averaging 23 points, 7.4 boards, two steals and a block per game on 56 percent shooting from the field and 6-foot-6 forward Jayden Thomas (13.5 points per game, 70% FG) is coming off of an 8-of-9 16-point shooting night.

-- Thomas is one of several Cavaliers that can play above the rim. Exhibit A comes from its win over Austin last week:


-- Andy Buhler | | @sblivetx