On a roll: ‘Cats on to regional semifinals

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By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports
The No. 15-ranked Blackcats were able to wear down their speedy counterpart, Pollok Central, Monday night to take a 78-56 win, while advancing to the regional semifinal game this Friday, Feb. 28, at 6:15 p.m. at Sam Houston State’s Bernard G. Johnson Coliseum.
Despite appearances, the Pollok Central Bulldogs matched up fairly well against Mexia and showed a lot of quickness early on, going up 20-19 at the end of the first quarter after Tyler McHenry’s three-pointer with five seconds left.
Coach Tony Leamon’s team regrouped in the second period with hard-nosed defensive play.
After the Bulldogs opened up the period with a bucket, the Blackcats Danny Huckaby hit two quick baskets to give Mexia a one point lead at 23-22.

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