Sports

Wed
25
Jan

Ladycat’s frustration taken out on Lady Hornets

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports

After falling to district leader Madisonville last Friday night at home, the Mexia Ladycats took out any frustrations they might have had on the Athens Lady Hornets Tuesday evening by picking up a 32-point, 66-34, win.
Mexia (17-7, 4-1) clamped down on the Lady Hornets early in the game, using different defensive looks combined with strong rebounding and putting up points on the board as the Ladycats led by 12 at the end of the first period and 22 at the half.
Kiki Keith, who only had six points in the first two periods, exploded for 10 in the third to keep Mexia on top by 18 at the close of the quarter.

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Wed
25
Jan

Mexia come from behind for win over Hornets

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports

Shemar High scored a career high 32 points and teammates Davion Carter and Chris Mathews sank 14 each, as the Mexia Blackcats came back from being down at the half Tuesday night to beat the Athens Hornets, 82-75.
Playing in front of the home crowd, the Blackcats found themselves trailing early, 7-0, before finally getting on the scoreboard.
The Hornets came out pushing the ball up court and ended the first period with a 22-17 lead.
Athens continued to keep up their pace, but the Blackcats stepped up to meet the challenge, playing like a true playoff contender.

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Wed
25
Jan

Bulldogs pinch Jaguars for win 35-34

Mexia News Staff Report

The Wortham Bulldogs (15-9, 4-3) got off to a rough start in their district game against the Hubbard Jaguars Tuesday night.
Hubbard led at the half, 13-7, but the Bulldogs hustled in the fourth period to come from behind and squeak out a one-point, 35-34, win at home.
Wortham trailed 27-18 entering the final period of play, but strong defensive pressure and good shooting helped tremendously as the Bulldogs outscored the Jags, 17-7.

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Tue
24
Jan

Lions dominate Panthers 82-66

Mexia News Staff Report

Big night for the Teague Lions last Friday as they knocked off another district rival, beating the Palestine Westwood Panthers at home, 82-66.
Things started off face-paced in the first period of play as the Lions closed out the quarter with a one-point 17-16 lead.
Teague held solid defensively in the second, holding the Panthers to only eight points, while shooting 21 for themselves to take a 38-24 advantage at the half.

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Tue
24
Jan

Lady Lions remain 8-0 in district

Submitted by Coach Chris Nickleberry

The Teague Lady Lions are off to an 8 -0 start in district play.
The Lady Lions defeated the Leon Lady Cougars 62 -39 and the Palestine Westwood Lady panthers 63 – 24 last week.
Junior guard Cady Drake lead all scorers in the Leon game with 15 points, Destanee Roblow pitched in 10 points and grabbed 15 rebounds, Kadaja Nickleberry was one-point shy of earning a triple double scoring 9 points, 10 rebounds and had 10 steals.

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Tue
24
Jan

Wortham Bulldog’s lead in half falls short in third for loss

Mexia News Staff Report

The Wortham Bulldogs started out strong against the Mart Panthers last Friday night in Mart, leading 24-20 at the half, but the purple and gold would end up coming back to take the win, 52-39.
Mart held the Bulldogs to only four points in the third, while scoring 15 to take a 35-28 lead.
The Panthers held on in the fourth, outscoring Wortham 17-11 to win by 13.
The Bulldogs Cole Shivers led the team in scoring with 15, while Braxton Whaley finished with 11.

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Tue
24
Jan

Mexia’s Rivera places first at Moody Invitational meet

Mexia News Staff Report

Diego Rivera made it two first place finishes in consecutive weeks, this time at the Moody Invitational Powerlifting meet on Saturday.
Rivera improved his 955 lbs. lifted performance over last week at Bosqueville, finishing with a total of 1,010 pounds lifted.
Lifting in the 123 lb. weight class, he increased his poundage in all three events, squat, bench press and the dead lift.
Overall, the Mexia boy’s powerlifting team finished…

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Mon
23
Jan

Lady Mustangs strong force against Mexia

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports

For about a quarter and a half, the Mexia Ladycats kept pace with No. 9 ranked Madisonville, but the Lady Mustangs took advantage of key turnovers to get the 55-37 win Friday night at Black Cat Gym.
Mexia led early, 13-11, with Aniyah Jelks, Camrye Smith and Kiki Keith leading the charge in the first period of play.
Madisonville eventually came back to overtake the Ladycat lead in the second period, mostly due to scoring from their low post players.

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Mon
23
Jan

Mexia’s free throws in the fourth decide win

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports

After coming back and upsetting the Palestine Wildcats earlier in the week, the Mexia Blackcats held off a strong Madisonville Mustang comeback late in Friday night’s district game to hold on for an exciting, 63-57, win.
High point-man Shemar High was held to only two free throws in the opening period of play, however, teammate Malcolm King stepped up with eight points in the quarter to help Mexia move out in front, 14-9.
The Blackcats used a balanced scoring attack in the second period to enter the locker room at the half with a comfortable 37-21 lead.

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Mon
23
Jan

Coolidge sprints for early win over Gholson

Mexia News Staff Report

The Coolidge Yellowjackets had little trouble from the Gholson Wildcats at home Friday night, as the black and gold moved to 7-0 in district play with a 71-19 win.
Coolidge sprinted to a 17-5 lead after one-period of play, then poured on the scoring in the second with 21 points, thanks in part to Roman Benjamin’s seven, Torrey Hoover’s six and Jordan Brown’s six points in the period to give the Yellowjackets a 38-13 halftime advantage.
Coolidge held Gholson to only six points the entire second half of play to wind up with the 52-point victory at home.

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