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Fri
09
Dec

Mexia outscored Kerens in fourth for win

Mexia News Staff Report

 

After falling behind to the Kerens Bobcats, 17-11, in the opening game of the Brownsboro basketball Tournament on Thursday, the Mexia Blackcats came back to cut the deficit to one at the half, 29-28.

Senior forward Shemar High scored all but one of Mexia’s 13 points in the third period as the game was tied at 41-41 entering the final period of play.

The Blackcats utilized their three-point shooting in the fourth to stop the Bobcats in their tracks. Malcolm King hit three shots from beyond the arc, while Travion Carter added one and Markail Weathers connected on another as Mexia outscored Kerens 20-8 for an 11-point win.

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Fri
09
Dec

Lions win opening games at Jarrell Tournament

Mexia News Staff Report

 

The Teague Lions fared well in the opening round of the Jarrell basketball tournament, that began on Thursday.

The Lions bounced out to a 29-15 lead at the end of the first period after A.J. Weathers and Mylan Shed came up with a pair of three-point shots each to help give Teague a 14-point cushion early on.

By halftime, Teague led 42-31, then extended their lead to 19 by the close of the third. The Lions continued their offensive production in the fourth as Tyrese Heard hit eight of his game-high 27 in the final period.

Weathers finished the game with 16 points, Mylan Shed shelled in 12, and Mychal Shed threw down 11 points in the win. Gary McQuirter also finished in double-digit scoring with 10.

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Fri
09
Dec

Blackcats surprise Lions before half for 71-66 win

By Stephen R. Farris

Mexia News Sports

 

It took a little while, but the Mexia Blackcats figured it out as they escaped Teague with a 71-66 win over the Lions Tuesday night in high school boys’ basketball action.

Teague came out with guns blazing, taking a 6-0 lead early in the opening period of play that forced Mexia coach Andre LaTouche to dig into his timeouts and try to settle his young squad down.

What he said in the huddle must have been some powerful words as the Blackcats matched the Lions in scoring for the rest of the period.

Teague’s pressuring defense and athleticism continued into the second period with Mexia finding themselves back against the wall, down 27-19.

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Wed
07
Dec

Mexia Blackcat’s second quarter drive gave Teague whiplash with 71-66 win

By Stephen R. Farris

Mexia News Sports

 

It took a little while, but the Mexia Blackcats figured it out as they escaped Teague with a 71-66 win over the Lions Tuesday night in high school boys’ basketball action.

Teague came out with guns blazing, taking a 6-0 lead early in the opening period of play that forced Mexia coach Andre LaTouche to dig into his timeouts and try to settle his young squad down.

What he said in the huddle must have been some powerful words as the Blackcats matched the Lions in scoring for the rest of the period.

Teague’s pressuring defense and athleticism continued into the second period with Mexia finding themselves back against the wall, down 27-19.

To read more of this story, pick up a copy of Thursday's edition of The Mexia News. Subscribe online or call 254-562-2868.

Wed
07
Dec

Ladycats vs Lady Lions showdown gave crowd no disappointment

By Stephen R. Farris

Mexia News Sports

 

The Mexia Ladycats utilized their speed and quickness to out manuevre a sturdy Teague Lady Lions basketball Tuesday night as they defeated their Freestone County neighbor, 65-49.

The confines of Lions Gym was loud as nearly every seat in the house was filled to watch the showdown.

Mexia went back to their book of magic and kept the pressure defense on throughout the game, just like they’ve done in season’s past.

Guards Kiki Keith and Erica Nelms kept opposing Teague guards spread out and Soroya Hollie pitched in to come up with a few picks that turned into easy baskets for the Ladycats.

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Mon
05
Dec

Blackcats working out glitches

By Stephen R. Farris

Mexia News Sports

 

The Mexia Blackcats seemed to be a little intimidated in the early going of their game Friday afternoon with Aggieland Homeschool and ended up falling to the Panthers, 73-60.

Mexia fell behind early in the game, 17-0, as the Blackcats had trouble getting their inside offense going due to the 6-10 Jeremiah Allen blocking their way to the basket.

The team finally settled down to get back into their groove, using more outside shooting to score buckets and ended up being down by only five at the end of the first period of play, 24-19.

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Fri
02
Dec

Teague Lions fall to La Vega

By Stephen R. Farris

Mexia News Sports

 

After battling the Waco La Vega Pirates to a 9-9 tie after the first period of play to open the Fairfield basketball tournament on Thursday, the Teague Lions found themselves in an old-fashioned brawl.

La Vega outscored Teague in the second period, 23-14, to take the lead going into the half, 32-23.

The Pirates continued to keep their distance out front in the third, but with 3:47 left to play in the quarter, the Lions A.J. Weathers hit a three-point bucket to move Teague within five.

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Fri
02
Dec

Blackcats come from behind for 59-53 win over Cougars

By Stephen R. Farris

Mexia News Sports

 

The Blackcats hit the court strong in the first period of the Fairfield Tournament that began play on Thursday, sprinting out to a 17-9 lead and eventually taking the game with a 59-53 win.

Shemar High led the charge with eight points in the quarter, including a break-away slam dunk.

Malcolm King and Davion Carter added to the early lead with three-point baskets.

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Wed
30
Nov

Texas High School Football Playoff Previews for Week 4

Stephen R. Farris

Mexia News Sports

We are down to the final area team this week. Congrats to all the local high schools that made the playoffs this season. Mart fell to Crawford last Friday night, 27-20, ending their terrific season at 12-1. The Teague Lions ran up against the hearty Cameron Yoe Yoemen in their quarterfinal matchup. Teague simply ran out of power, scoring only six points in the game, while the Yoemen cultivated the win with 23 points of their own. This week, it’s Tigers vs. Tigers and which one is the better of the two as defending Class 2A DII state champion Bremond (the lone survivor) will do battle Tenaha at College Station High School Stadium.

To read more of this story, pick up a copy of Thursday's edition of The Mexia News. Subscribe online or call 254-562-2868.

Wed
30
Nov

Blackcats make commanding presence over Waco Reicher

Mexia News Staff Report

 

Add another one to the win column for the Mexia Blackcats after picking up a commanding, 76-57 win over Waco Reicher on the road.

Senior captain Shemar High scored seven points in the first period and 10 more in the fourth to add to his game-high total of 23 to lead the Blackcats. High continues to pick up where he left off last season in rebounds, finishing the game with 14 boards and marking the fourth consecutive game he has reached double-figures in rebounding.

To read more of this story, pick up a copy of Thursday's edition of The Mexia News. Subscribe online or call 254-562-2868.

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