By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports
Playing their ninth game in seven days, the Mexia Blackcats seemed a little tired stepping out on the court against Class 5A Mount Pleasant Saturday afternoon at The Great East Texas Shootout in Brownsboro.
The Tigers sped out to a 7-2 lead early, but the first period was a slow go overall with only a total of 16 points scored (Mount Pleasant 12, Mexia 4), thanks in part to the whistle-happy officials.
Mexia was hit with eight fouls in the first quarter alone, making it a very frustrating start for the Blackcats.
Mexia climbed back into the game and with less than a minute remaining before halftime, the Blackcats had cut the Tigers’ lead down to seven, 25-18, but Mount Pleasant ended up scoring the last 5 points in the period to go up 30-18 at the half.
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