Blackcats meet challenge defeating China Spring 52-50

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports Editor

Mexia head coach Andre Latouche knew going into Tuesday night’s matchup with China Spring, that the basketball game could pose a challenge for the Blackcats, especially playing them on their home court.
“It’s going to be tough,” said Latouche after last Saturday’s Bumblebee Classic championship game. “They’ve got all their football players on the court now, so it’s going to be a challenge.”
Challenge it was, but the end result turned out in Mexia’s favor as they slipped by the Cougars, 52-50, to move to 6-0 on the season.
The Blackcats held an 11-10 lead at the end of the first period and went into the locker room at the half, still in charge with the score 26-20. Both teams opened up their offensive scoring in the third period with each team knocking in 17 each. Mexia led 43-37 going into the fourth period and had to hold off the Cougars, who outscored them in the final frame 13-9.

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