MIDLOTHIAN — When district rivals separated by a handful of miles meet, records can usually be thrown out of the proverbial window. Such was the case when No. 23 Midlothian Heritage narrowly defeated Life Waxahachie Tuesday night.
Against the (2-14, 1-2) Lady Mustangs of Life Waxahachie, the state-ranked Jaguars carried a four-point lead into the second half and a five-point advantage into the fourth quarter.
However, on a night when nine different Jaguars scored, the fourth frame was all Heritage. Behind seven of Kaylee Robinson’s 10 points, (16-7, 2-1) Midlothian Heritage downed Life Waxahachie, 52-37. Robinson’s seven points outscored the Lady Mustangs during the fourth quarter, 7-6.
Heritage scored in double figures as a team in all four quarters with Robinson’s 10 points leading the way. Jasmine Bailey finished with nine points, while Saige Klor notched seven, Allie Smith and Blythe Williams added six, and Emma Arnold and Brittiney Gardner each scored five.
Lexi Kennedy and Karena Tipton rounded out the Heritage attack with two points, each.
For Life Waxahachie, Paige Bostwick led the way with 12 points, as all four buckets came from beyond the arc. Kyndal Nichols added 10 points and Micah Cooper scored seven, while Jennifer Reese and Tiffaney Traylor each accounted for four points.
Life Waxahachie will play hosts Friday evening to District 8-4A cellar dweller (7-15, 0-3) Alvarado, while the Jaguars travel to No. 11 (17-5, 3-0) Stephenville.
Travis M. Smith, @Travis5mith