By Mike Eddleman
The No. 22 Mexia Ladycats aced an early district test at home Tuesday, downing the No. 11 Madisonville Lady Mustangs, 45-37.
Coach Randy Barger anticipated a low-scoring affair and that’s what he got, as defense was the key to victory.
“We knew this would not be a high-scoring game,” he said. “They are very disciplined and play great defense.”
Mexia (17-5) countered Madisonville’s (17-5) two playmakers and size advantage by changing the defense multiple times throughout the game, sometimes playing the Ladycats’ signature man defense, then switching to different zone looks.
“We knew we’d have to change defenses throughout the game and we were able to do that and be successful,” Barger said.
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