WAXAHACHIE — After both teams struggled offensively during the opening quarter, a five-point Mesquite Horn halftime lead ballooned to 12 points by the final buzzer, as the (2-3) Waxahachie Lady Indians' freshmen fell on their home court, 35-22.

The first quarter of the freshman basketball game between the Lady Indians and Lady Jaguars of Mesquite Horn saw just six points, but Waxahachie bounced back with seven points in the second. However, the Lady Jaguars entered the locker room with a 15-9 lead and outscored the Lady Indians 20-12 during the second half.

Kenya Jefferson led the Lady Indians with nine points. Her scoring total came just a little over two weeks removed from leading the team with 24 points during back-to-back wins en route to a consolation bracket championship over Palestine, 43-34, in the Ennis High School freshman tournament.

Taikeia Granger finished Tuesday’s loss with four points and Linleigh Williams added three, while Eva Delce, Ashley Apodaca and Destiny Holbert all scored two points, respectively.

The Lady Indians will look to end a mini-two-game skid when they return to the home court Tuesday, Dec. 6 against Ennis. In a previous matchup this season on Nov. 10, the Lady Indians throttled the Lady Lions, 35-8, behind 10 points from Jefferson, nine from Holbert and four each from Raekia Brightman, Granger and Apodaca.

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Travis M. Smith, @Travis5mith

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