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Fri
20
Jan

Mexia Blackcats rob Palestine Wildcats on the road 66-65

Mexia News Staff Report

Down 65-64 with seconds to play, Mexia’s Jacque Martin made his only points of the game count when he made the game winning shot to eventually give the Blackcats a thrilling 66-65 road win over rival Palestine.
Mexia started off with a big 10-point lead at the beginning of the game, but the Wildcats came back in the second period to cut the Blackcat lead down to three at the half, 35-32.
Mexia remained on top by the end of the third, 50-44, but in the final period of play the Wildcats took the lead and the Blackcats found themselves down late in the quarter.

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Fri
20
Jan

Teague Lions remain 5-0 after defeating Leon 70-47

Mexia News Staff Report

The Teague Lions move to 5-0 in District 18-3A basketball after picking up the win over Leon Tuesday evening on the road, 70-47.
The Lions punched ahead by the end of the first period, 21-9, then took a 40-17 advantage into the locker room at the half.
Leon came to life in the third with 14 points in the period, but Teague kept on scoring as well, finishing the quarter with 18 to expand their lead to 27, 58-31.

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Fri
20
Jan

Wortham’s slow start led to loss

Mexia News Staff Report

The Wortham Bulldogs took one on the chin Tuesday night as the Axtell Longhorns wound up beating the home team, 51-37.
Wortham got off to a slow start in the first half, scoring just 11 points in the two periods while Axtell hit 21.
In the third, the Bulldogs cut the deficit to eight, 32-24.

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Wed
18
Jan

Lady Bulldogs split two rival games

Mexia News Staff Report

The Wortham Lady Bulldogs remain in the mix in District 18-2A basketball after splitting two rival games Friday and Tuesday against Bremond and Axtell.
Wortham blasted the Bremond Tigers last Friday night, 59-25, carried by Kate Vogel and Ashley Mao’s 14 point performances, along with 13 points from Hallie Fautt.
Wortham led 13-5 at the end of one, then took a 31-9 lead into the half. The Lady Bulldogs outscored the Lady Tigers in the second half, 28-16, to gather in the 34-point win.

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Wed
18
Jan

Mexia’s defense makes decisive win over Palestine 45-23

Mexia News Staff Report

After getting a scare last Friday night against Fairfield, the Mexia Ladycats seemed to be on the verge of another one Tuesday evening as they ended up tied with the Palestine Ladycats 10-10 after the first period.
But Mexia’s defense would rise up over the next three period to give the team a decisive 18-point, 45-23 win on the road.
The Ladycats never let the momentum on offense falter in the second period as they found a way to score and get to the foul line. Mexia got two-point buckets from Aniyah Jelks, Camrye Smith and Kiki Keith in the quarter, while Soroya Hollie his a three-pointer. Jelks knocked down two foul shots as well and both Smith and Keith sank charity shots for Mexia.

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Wed
18
Jan

Coolidge pens Panthers 96-27

Mexia News Staff Report

Chalk another win up for the Coolidge Yellowjackets, this time against Mt. Calm as the black and gold demolished the Panthers on the road, 96-27.
Coolidge sprinted out on top 28-6 in the first period as Roman Benjamin led the charge with nine points and Juan Acevedo scoring six.
The Yellowjackets upped their lead to 33 by the half as senior forward Manuel Santa Cruz sprung to life with a total of 12 points in the second period to head up the charge.
Coolidge continued to pour on octane in the third and fourth periods, outscoring Mt. Calm 46-10. Santa Cruz scored 14 in the final two periods and wound up with a game-high 28.

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Tue
17
Jan

Blackcats, Ladycats powerlifting teams raising the bar

Mexia News Staff Report

Off to a good start to the 2017 high school powerlifting season, the Mexia Blackcats and Ladycat lifters both came home with sixth-place overall finishes at the Bosqueville Invitational held Saturday.
Diego Rivera picked up where he left off last season, finishing first for the Blackcats in the 123-pound weight class with a total of 955 pounds lifted. Rivera’s overall total was 325 pounds more than the second-place finisher. Teammate Osvaldo Ortiz came in at No. 4 in the same class with a total of 430 pounds lifted.
In the 132-pound weight class, Ricardo Garcia and Fernando Padilla finished fifth and sixth. Garcia lifted a total of 735 pounds and Padilla followed with a total of 660.

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Tue
17
Jan

Mexia Ladycats pull upset over La Vega Lady Pirates 37-35

Mexia News Staff Report

Trailing after the half, the Mexia Ladycats rallied from behind in the final quarter to walk out of the La Vega gym Tuesday night with a 37-35 win over the Lady Pirates.
Mexia had the edge after the first period of play, leading 10-9, but La Vega managed to hit key baskets to give them the advantage heading into halftime, 20-18.
The Lady Pirates – who made it to the Class 4A girl’s state final four last season – extended their slim lead to four at the close of the third, 28-24.

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Tue
17
Jan

Strong defense sends Ladycats, Lady Eagles to OT

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports

What seemed to be a blowout of a game against the Fairfield Lady Eagles last Friday night at Blackcat Gym, ended up turning into a 34-33 come from behind overtime win for the Mexia Ladycats.
Both teams played hard defense in the first period, which ended up tied 4-4.
The Ladycats turned things up a notch in the second, holding the Lady Eagles scoreless, while scoring 12 points and taking a 16-4 lead at the half.
Mexia scored the first five points of the third period with Soroya Hollie hitting 3 of 4 free throws and a layup.

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Tue
17
Jan

Teague defeats Malakoff 73-61

Mexia News Staff Report

The Teague Lions moved into sole possession of first place in District 18-3A with their 73-61 win over the Malakoff Tigers in high school basketball action last Friday night on the road.
The Lions led by one after the first period and moved out to a 12-point lead at the half, 38-26.
In the third, Malakoff cut it down to a four-point game after outscoring Teague 22-13, but in the fourth period, the Lions pulled off the reversal score to finish up with the 12-point victory.

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