By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports
For the second game in a row, the No. 11 ranked Mexia Blackcats bench has played a huge role, this time helping the team to a 13 point, 79-60, win over the Grapeland Sandies last Friday night at home.
At 5-8, reserve guard Koroan Tatum showed the Sandies he wasn't shy about taking the ball to the basket, scoring eight points and pulling down a couple of boards. Tatum's twin brother, Jaroan (5-6), showed the same tenasity, scoring two points, grabbing three boards - two from the offensive end - and dishing out a couple of assists.
The duo kept the Grapeland offensive distraught during their time out on the court.
Draeshaun Hanna provided the Blackcats with some inside power as he finished the night with four points, six rebounds and had a blocked shot on the defensive end, while freshman Travion Abor was perfect from the three-point line, collecting six-points in the process.