Mexia News Staff Report
The Mexia Ladycats played in a round robin tournament at Gatesville over the weekend, finishing 4-1 as Tee Owens ended up being named the tournament’s MVP.
Owens averaged 23-points per game in the tournament, scoring 23 against Marlin, 26 against McGregor and 25 in Mexia’s games with Crawford and Gatesville.
On Thursday, Mexia held on to beat McGregor, 63-51. The Ladycats sprinted out to a, 19-14, lead as Owens poured in nine points, including a three-pointer. Owens continued her scoring binge with 10 in the second period, while Katilyn Gipson added five and Shiama Smith scored four to give Mexia a, 42-30, lead at the half.
The tempo slowed in the third period. McGregor outscored Mexia, 11-6, to cut the Ladycats lead down to seven, 48-41. Owens scored five points in the fourth, while Soroya Hollie and Forge punched in three each in helping Mexia secure the 11-point win.