Brechelle Beachum scored 16 points and Na’Teshia Owens scored 14 to lead Mexia past Krum 50-41 Thursday in the Class 3A state semifinals in Austin.
Owens scored eight in the fourth quarter. Ariel Ballard added 10 points for Mexia (35-3), playing in its first start tournament.
Julia Schmaltz had 14 points and 11 rebounds for Krum (29-7), which had pulled within 36-33 on Rachel Wallace’s 3-pointer on the final shot of the third quarter. Owens scored six points to open the fourth as Mexia pushed its lead to 43-35 with five minutes left and Krum never recovered.
Wallace scored 15 points for Krum, which committed 28 turnovers that Mexia converted into 23 points.
• Georgetown 44, San Antonio Brennan 30: Kaitlin Walla scored 17 points and top-ranked Georgetown held San Antonio Brennan scoreless in the third quarter, cruising win.
After a sluggish first half sent the teams into the locker room tied at 13, Georgetown (33-4) put the game away by scoring 18 in the third quarter. Walla opened the quarter with a basket and Haley Frias made a 3-pointer to spark the big run.
Class A Division 1
• Martin’s Mill 54, Snook 49: Martin’s Mill earned its fourth straight championship berth by beating Snook in overtime in a semifinal.
Taylor Munns scored five of her 14 points in the final minute of overtime, then grabbed a key defensive rebound with six seconds left and the Mustangs clinging to a three-point lead.
Cheyenne Brown led Martin’s Mill (33-5) with 14 points and 13 rebounds. Hailey Brown added 13 points and eight rebounds.
Shakera Barnes led Snook (24-12) with 21 points, and Miya Hoskins added 11 points.
• Smyer 40, Dallas Triple A Academy 36: Kennedy Farr and Jordan Locke combined to score 38 points as Smyer (33-6) defeated Dallas Triple A Academy (28-6).
Farr finished with 21 points and 13 rebounds despite sitting out nearly nine minutes after picking up her fourth foul.
Smyer won state titles in 2010 and 2011.
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