Blackcats, now ranked 19th in state, demolish Rusk

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LaVictor McKnight exploded for 28 points and 12 rebounds in helping the Blackcats to a stunning 86-15 win over the Rusk Eagles Tuesday night at home. Mexia News photo/ Stephen R. Farris

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports
LaVictor McKnight scored 28 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to lead the Blackcats to a 86-15 crushing defeat over the Rusk Eagles Tuesday evening.
No. 19 Mexia, leading by 39 at the half, held the Eagles to just one point in the third period of play and almost all of the fourth quarter until Rusk scored a pair of baskets with less than two and a half minutes to play.
The huge lead opened up the opportunity for some of the players coming off the bench to get more playing time and scoring time as Matron Gerald and Tyrik Ray combined for 30 points, most of which was scored in the second half of the game.
Rusk never had a chance to get any where close in this game after being down 6-2 in the opening minutes.

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