In a tight game throughout, the Valley Cavaliers claimed the Class D state title with a 55-44 win over the Easton Bears at the Augusta Civic Center on Saturday.

Valley capped the victory with a two-handed dunk from senior captain Cody Laweryson, who finished with 18 points to lead the Cavaliers.

After a strong first quarter, in which the Cavaliers took a 10-point lead, the Bears were able to close the gap, cutting the lead to two late in the fourth quarter. Valley was able to control the last few minutes and hold off the Bears.

Senior Collin Miller added 16 points for Valley while Austin Cates added 11.

For Easton, Carson Flewelling had 20 points.