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Mon
19
Dec

Blackcats out pace Caldwell 71-42

By Stephen R. Farris

Mexia News Sports

 

The Caldwell Hornets had a hard time trying to keep pace with the Mexia Blackcats this past Friday night.

Even though the game was essentially filled with turnovers and mishandled possessions, the Blackcats dominated the contest with their trapping defense to come out on top, 71-42.

Mexia took a 26-11 advantage at the end of the first period as Chris Mathews poured in eight points to lead the way, followed by Travion Carter’s five points, which included a three-point field goal.

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Fri
16
Dec

Teague defeats Groesbeck 87-61 for sixth straight win

Mexia News Staff Report

 

After sweeping through the competition last weekend at the Jarrell basketball tournament, the Teague Lions continued to dominate the hardwood with a sounding 87-61 win over the visiting Groesbeck Goats.

Tyrese Heard led the charge with 17 points in the win, while three other Lion players hit double-digits in scoring, which included Keyshawn Rice with 16, Gary McQuirter 13 and A.J. Weathers finishing up with 11.

Teague held a six-point lead going into the second period of play. They turned up the defensive pressure, which allowed Rice and Weathers to work a little magic from the three-point arc that gave the Lions a 42-23 lead at the half.

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Wed
14
Dec

Lady Yellowjackets too much for Mt. Calm

Mexia News Staff Report

 

After a tough outing at the Dawson basketball tournament, the Coolidge Lady Yellowjackets were faced with the task of opening district play at home Tuesday night.

Mount Calm was the first opponent out of the gate for Coolidge, but the Lady Yellowjackets handled themselves well as they held the Lady Panthers to only four points in both the first and third periods and blanked them in the second and fourth to come out with a 70-8 win.

Alejandra Acevedo had a big game, scoring 20 points on the night, while Sophia Ortiz banged in 15. La’Kavia Collins scored in double-figures as well, finishing the win with 10 points.

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Wed
14
Dec

Mexia’s strong lead not enough for win

Mexia News Staff Report

 

The Mexia Blackcats started out strong in the first half of Tuesday evening’s basketball game with the China Spring Cougars, in their second meeting of the season.

But after leading 40-28 at halftime, the Blackcats let the game slip through their hands as the Cougars outscored Mexia in the second half, 35-13, to take a 63-53 win that evened up their season meetings at 1-1.

Mexia kept the Cougars off their game in the first period with their hard-pressing defense and took a 19-14 advantage, thanks in part to Shemar High’s seven points and Travion Carter’s five. Chris Mathews chipped in four points and Davion Carter added a bucket in the period.

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Mon
12
Dec

Blackcats finish second at Great East Texas Shootout

Mexia News Staff Report

 

After defeating Kerens in the opening round of the Great East Texas Shootout basketball tournament in Brownsboro, the Mexia Blackcats picked up close wins over both Royse City and host Brownsboro to earn a spot in the championship game Saturday night.

Mexia played district rival Athens in the championship, but were unable to make up the 12-point halftime deficit the Hornets had built up.

Both teams scored 40 points each in the second half as the Blackcats ended the tournament in second place.

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Mon
12
Dec

Gipson, Gonzalez, Jones, Martin named All-District Second Team

By Stephen R. Farris

Mexia News Sports

 

The 2016-17 District 9-4A DII all-district team was recently released as four Mexia Blackcats were named to the team.

Senior Jaylen Gipson earned honors at quarterback on the all-district second team. Gipson was joined by teammates Marcos Gonzalez, who made the second team offense at fullback; Colton Jones made second team offense as a tackle and Jaquay Martin earned second team defense honors at safety.

A total of nine Blackcat players were named to the all-academic team, which included Travion Carter, Gipson, Jo’Rel Lockhart, Gonzales, Jason Coffey, Jekahre Hackett, Darian Garcia, Bryce Sterling and Davion Carter.

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Mon
12
Dec

Teague brings home trophy

Mexia News Staff Report

 

The Teague Lions went undefeated at the Jarrell Basketball Tournament over the weekend, bringing back the championship trophy and three players named to the all-tournament team, including Mylan Shed earning MVP honors.

Teague opened the tournament with wins over both Taylor and Salado, then defeated Odem and Jarrell. The Lions won the championship over Class 6A’s Killeen Kangaroo junior varsity, 63-55.

Both teams were tied at the half, 22-22, but the Kangaroo’s managed to come out of halftime and take a 39-35 lead by the close of the third.

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Mon
12
Dec

Shivers, Black, Jones named 11-2A All-District First Team

Mexia News Staff Report

 

The Wortham Bulldogs football team was honored with 10 players from the varsity squad making the 11-2A DII all-district team that was released recently.

Zach Jones, Cole Shivers and Jayce Black were all named to the district’s first team.

Jones made first team offense as quarterback and received honorable mention as a free safety on defensive.

During his career, the senior QB set six school records.

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Fri
09
Dec

Mexia outscored Kerens in fourth for win

Mexia News Staff Report

 

After falling behind to the Kerens Bobcats, 17-11, in the opening game of the Brownsboro basketball Tournament on Thursday, the Mexia Blackcats came back to cut the deficit to one at the half, 29-28.

Senior forward Shemar High scored all but one of Mexia’s 13 points in the third period as the game was tied at 41-41 entering the final period of play.

The Blackcats utilized their three-point shooting in the fourth to stop the Bobcats in their tracks. Malcolm King hit three shots from beyond the arc, while Travion Carter added one and Markail Weathers connected on another as Mexia outscored Kerens 20-8 for an 11-point win.

To read more of this story, pick up a copy of Saturday's edition of The Mexia News. Subscribe online or call 254-562-2868.

Fri
09
Dec

Lions win opening games at Jarrell Tournament

Mexia News Staff Report

 

The Teague Lions fared well in the opening round of the Jarrell basketball tournament, that began on Thursday.

The Lions bounced out to a 29-15 lead at the end of the first period after A.J. Weathers and Mylan Shed came up with a pair of three-point shots each to help give Teague a 14-point cushion early on.

By halftime, Teague led 42-31, then extended their lead to 19 by the close of the third. The Lions continued their offensive production in the fourth as Tyrese Heard hit eight of his game-high 27 in the final period.

Weathers finished the game with 16 points, Mylan Shed shelled in 12, and Mychal Shed threw down 11 points in the win. Gary McQuirter also finished in double-digit scoring with 10.

To read more of this story, pick up a copy of Saturday's edition of The Mexia News. Subscribe online or call 254-562-2868.

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