Blackcat’s lose to Athens 78-82: Possible three-way tie for second
By Stephen R. Farris
The Mexia News Sports
Despite getting 34 points from Mexia Blackcats forward Shemar High and 12 points each from both Malcolm King - all from the three-point line - and Chris Mathews, the Athens Hornets found a way to score the final few points of Friday night’s district matchup to end up with an 82-78 win at home.
The Blackcats lost a six-point lead midway in the fourth, but came back to move ahead by a couple. Athens took advantage of late fouls called in the final period, along with key baskets that propelled them into the lead for good with less than a minute to go in the game.
Mexia led at the half, 43-38.
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