By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports
The Mexia Blackcats ended their season last Friday night against the No. 10 ranked Silsbee Tigers, 83-46, in the Class 4A Region III semifinals played at Johnson Coliseum in Huntsville.
Silsbee (30-6) dashed out to a 19-8 lead at the end of the first quarter and never let up on the gas, outscoring the Blackcats 64-36 the rest of the game.
Mexia never gave up as they battled as hard as they could against the Tigers full court pressure defense.
Most of the Blackcat baskets came from inside. Silsbee took away Mexia's outside shooting, although Tyrik Ray was able to connect on a 3-point shot in the second period, but other than that, the Blackcats had to work for each basket underneath and were usually contested by two to three Tigers flying in.
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