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Mon
06
Feb

Wortham lose to Riesel by four

Mexia News Staff Report

The Wortham Bulldogs put up a good fight against Riesel last Friday night at home, but the Indians 25-21 second half performance helped lead to a four-point upset as district play begins to come to a close.
Riesel led early, 13-7, but the Bulldogs outscored their district foe 9-3 in the second period to tie the game at 16-16 by the half.
Wortham trailed by only one entering the fourth period.

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Mon
06
Feb

Ladycats out-shoot, outscore Palestine for 51-31 win

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports

If you shoot the ball, eventually it will go into the basket and that seemed to be the case in the Mexia Ladycats 51-31 win over district opponent Palestine last Friday night at home.
Although Mexia played stellar defense, offensively, the team seemed to have a little trouble getting the ball in the hoop, especially in the second half of play on what should have been easy layups and put backs.
Despite those difficulties, the crimson and black Ladycats outscored the Ladycats in maroon and white, 29-13, by the half with Kiki Keith leading the charge with seven first half points and teammate De’Modesty Williams sinking six.

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Mon
06
Feb

Blackcats look to seal fate

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports

It was senior night for the Blackcats at home this past Friday night, as the team honored outgoing seniors Shemar High, Malcolm King, Markail Weathers and Nick Chatham.
The accolades continued on the court through four periods of play, with Mexia getting a 17-point 61-44 district win over the Palestine Wildcats.
The Blackcats held a one-point advantage at the end of the first period and held on for a 27-22 lead at the half. High scored 11 of his game high 20 points in the first two periods of the game.
The action was fast paced all evening long, but Mexia seemed to be more conditioned of the two teams, especially on defense as the Blackcats collected their bounty of steals and defensive rebounds.

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Fri
03
Feb

Fairfield’s talons clutch win over Mexia 70-54

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports

The Mexia Blackcats did everything within their power to come from behind late in the fourth period against district rival and conference leader Fairfield, but the Eagles ended up on top at home, 70-54.
Although the score may not reflect it, the game was much closer over the final three periods of play and Mexia got as close as seven with less than two and a half minutes to go in the game.
Shemar High’s contested slam dunk in the fourth period ignited the comeback attempt, along with clutch shooting by the Blackcats Malcolm King and Travion Carter, which eventually had Fairfield backed up on their heels.

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Fri
03
Feb

Mexia soccer team makes win where it counts in OT

Mexia News Staff Report

It took a little longer than they may have wanted, but the Mexia Blackcats soccer team got their first win of the season Tuesday evening as they tripped up the Waco La Vega Pirates at home, 2-1.
The Pirates crashed the scoreboard first with a penalty kick header, but the Blackcats answered in the 66th minute when Victor Garcia squeezed one in from an assist by Kevin Garcia to tie the game at 1-1.
The score remained knotted up at the end of regulation, forcing overtime.
Mexia scored the go-ahead goal near the end of the game in the 84th minute, after Marcos Gonzalez passed off to Alex Gardea who kicked it in for the win in overtime.

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Thu
02
Feb

Lady Bulldogs upset Dawson 49-39

Mexia News Staff Report

With playoff seeds on the line, the Wortham Lady Bulldogs upset district rival Dawson on the road Tuesday evening, 49-39, to keep hopes alive for at least the No. 4 seed with two games remaining.
Wortham led at the half, 23-20.
The Lady Bulldogs held Dawson to only four points in the third and moved out to a 36-24 lead at the close of the period.
Hallie Fautt led Wortham with 16 points, Kate Vogel scored 13 and Ashley Mao helped the cause with 12 points.

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Thu
02
Feb

Coolidge marks 45th consecutive conference win since 2013-14

Mexia News Staff Report

Juan Acevedo scored 27 points and Roman Benjamin poured in 23 as the Coolidge Yellowjackets cruised to an 84-28 win over district rival Aquilla Tuesday evening on the road.
The win puts Coolidge at 12-7 on the season and 9-0 in district play, marking their 45th consecutive conference win without a loss, dating back to the 2013-14 basketball season.
The Yellowjackets led by 14 at the close of the first period, 21-7, but opened things up in the second behind Acevedo’s big scoring quarter, where he knocked down three baskets from behind the arc and finished the first half with 22 of his 27 total points.
Coolidge led 50-15 at the half.

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Thu
02
Feb

Teague Lady Lions remain undefeated in district 10-0

Submitted by Coach Chris Nickleberry

Teague vs. Elkhart
The Teague Lady Lions moved to 10-0 in district play and 18-4 overall after defeating Elkhart and Frankston last week.
They traveled to Elkhart last Tuesday and came away with 68- 12 victory.
The Lady Lions dominated the game with great defense getting 28 steals and forcing the Lady Elks to commit 13 other turnovers.
Kadaja Nickleberry led the way in scoring with 14 points, 10 rebounds, six steals, three blocks and five assists, Destanee Roblow chipped in a double-double as well, scoring 10 points and grabbing 11 rebounds, Ashley Nickleberry also recorded a double-double, scoring 11 points and 10 steals. Cady Drake scored 10 points, Mallorie Sims eight points, Kennedy Bennett six points, Kallie Brown four points, Madsion Steen and Caelyn Thompson scored two points apiece and Zy Herod rounded the scoring pitching in one-point.

Thu
02
Feb

Ladycats send Fairfield farewell 59-45

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports

The Mexia Ladycats stayed on pace for their eventual showdown with Madisonville for the district crown, picking up a tough, 59-45, win against the Fairfield Lady Eagles Tuesday night on the road.
Mexia trailed at the end of the first period, 13-8, but sprang to life in the second, led by Kiki Keith’s eight points which included two three-point bombs and four points each from De’Modesty Williams and Camrye Smith, helping give the Ladycats a 28-24 lead at the half.
Both teams played it close in the third, however, Mexia managed to extend their advantage out to six by the close of the period, 40-34.

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Mon
30
Jan

Coolidge crush Penelope Wolverines 104-38

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports

Just by looking at the play on the court Friday night, the game between Coolidge and Penelope was certainly physical, but the refs let the kids play ball as the Yellowjackets crushed the Wolverines 104-38, marking the second time this season the black and gold has scored 100 points or more against their Hill County rival.
Coolidge maintained control throughout the first period, mostly due to the play of senior forward Manuel Santa Cruz. Santa Cruz had nine points in the quarter, most of those put backs after getting rebounds. He sank another 16 in the second period, most times going back up to the basket through double coverage defense.
Roman Benjamin had a big first period as well, scoring 10 points, six of those from perfect shooting at the foul line.

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