Mexia News Staff Report
The No. 25-ranked Mexia Blackcats marched into Tuesday night’s district game against the Fairfield Eagles with one thing on their mind: Win!
It took two overtime periods to achieve that, as the Blackcats left Fairfield with an 85-81 victory and remain unbeaten in District 18-4A at 5-0.
Mexia led after one, 16-14, but the Eagles came back to take the lead at the half, 30-29.
Fairfield extended their lead to 2 by the end of the third period of play, 48-46, as the Blackcats kept within striking distance.
The fourth period turned into a shooting match and just when it looked as if Mexia was down for the count, Shemar High tipped in a shot right at the buzzer to send the game into overtime with the score tied 73-73.
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