By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports
Friday night’s district rival game with the Groesbeck Goats is probably one the No. 25-ranked Mexia Blackcats wish they could get back.
After leading by 3 at the end of the first period, 15-12, the Goats managed to tie the game and move on top midway in the second quarter after Patrick Walker hit a free throw.
Mexia ended up trailing at the half, 34-27.
The Blackcats were able to cut the Goats advantage down to 5 at the close of the third period, 47-42.
Mexia’s Deandray Williams, Darious Eggins and Malik Keener helped the team claw their way back in late in the game, cutting the deficit to 1 in the closing seconds of play, 55-54.
Walker was fouled with just a few ticks remaining and sank both free throws to give the Goats a 3-point advantage, 57-54
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