By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports
It was push and shove, in-your-face basketball action Thursday night between the Mexia Ladycats and the Teague Lady Lions at the Jane Biltz Tournament of Champions basketball tournament held at Corsicana High School.
The Ladycats survived a late fourth-quarter surge by Teague to end up with a 62-46 win to move on to the next round of the winner’s bracket on Friday against Waco High at 1:30 p.m.
In Thursday night’s game, Teague jumped out to a 3-0 lead until Na’Teshia Owens snapped off a 3-point shot to tie the game in the first quarter.
Both teams battled hard in the early going until the Ladycats put together a string of quick baskets, thanks in part to Lady Lion turnovers, to take a 19-11 lead at the end of the first period.
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