FAIRFIELD—The Mexia Black Cats held off the Palestine Wildcats 81-78 in overtime on Tuesday in a Class 4A Region III quarterfinal.

Mexia advances to the Class 4A Region III Tournament on Friday at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville.

Kevin Parish scored 31 points to lead the Wildcats (18-15).

Curk Harris led Mexia (25-8) with 38 points.

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Class 4A Region III

Quarterfinals

Mexia 81, Palestine 78

Palestine 18 16 18 22 4— 78

Mexia 23 17 16 18 7 — 81

PALESTINE — Gee Clark, 8; CJ Barrett, 4; Keelan Yarbrough, 6; Marquis Hernandez, 2; Vay Davis, 4; Kevin Parish, 31; Dakedrick McMorris, 18; Forrester Polk, 4; Kobe Brown, 1.

MEXIA — Harris, 38; Ray, 12; Gerald, 14; Keener, 6; Abor, 3; Eggins, 3; High, 4.

RECORDS — Palestine 18-15, Mexia 25-8.

 
 

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