By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports
Curk Harris was a man on a mission Tuesday night for Mexia. Harris scored 26 points and grabbed a team high 11 rebounds and five assists to lead the No. 24 ranked Blackcats to a 72-64 win over the No. 8 ranked Waco La Vega Pirates at home.
Mexia sprinted out to a 24-8 lead in the first quarter, with Harris scoring nine of the team’s points.
With the momentum clearly in favor of the Blackcats, the game resembled what could have easily been a blowout win, but starting the second quarter, coach Tony Leamon slowed down the tempo of the game, which seemingly allowed the Pirates to creep back in.
Mexia maintained their lead at the half, but La Vega outscored the Blackcats in the second period of play, 20-18, to make it 42-28 in favor of the home team at the half.
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