Zeke Chapman, son of former Cat Rex Chapman, leads team in state championship title loss

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Fairfax High School is in just its fourth year of existence, but that didn’t hurt its boy’s basketball team as they were able to hold off Chaparral in double overtime to win the Class 5A Division II championship by a score of 65-60. Chaparral had a chance to win in regulation, but couldn’t convert its free-throws and a short three-point attempt from Zeke Chapman — son of former player Rex Chapman — allowed Fairfax to do just enough to squeak its way to the first championship in school history on Saturday afternoon at Jobing.com Arena. Chaparral was led by with 24 points. The Firebirds were also bidding for a bit of a Cinderella championship story as they held a so-so record of 15-9 following a loss to St. Mary’s on Feb. 4.