By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports
For the third straight season the Mexia Blackcats will be competing in one of the biggest basketball tournaments in the state, the 58th annual Whataburger Tournament.
Mexia will play in the Blue Boys Division of the tournament and will be joined by Kennedale, Class 3A No. 18-ranked Bowie, Class 3A No. 13-ranked Peaster, Class 4A No. 21-ranked Tatum, Class 4A No. 18-ranked Liberty Hill, Burkburnett, Central Heights, Class 4A No. 11-ranked Abilene Wylie, Wall, Class 3A No. 4-ranked Ponder, Class 3A No. 10-ranked Jarrell, Brock, Class 4A No. 6-ranked Argyle, Class 4A No. 1-ranked Silsbee and Grapevine Faith.
The Blackcats have drawn Argyle in the first round, a 7 p.m. matchup on Dec. 28 at Chisholm Trail High School.
Mexia has a combined record of 4-4 during their previous two appearances in the tournament.
Tickets for available online at whataburger -bbt.org.