WAXAHACHIE — The Lady Indians ran the visiting Saginaw Rough Riders right out of George W. Solis Gymnasium Tuesday.
The 63-24 Waxahachie win moved head coach Leslie Priebe and company to 5-1 on the season.
Waxahachie outscored Saginaw 18-8 in the first quarter and never slowed down.
"I thought we did a good job in transition, especially in that first half. We did a good job of getting out and running to get easy baskets," Priebe said. "I was pleased."
With Waxahachie up 15 points and under two minutes to play in the second quarter, Kaleah Young took a hard charge on the defensive end that led to back-to-back Lady Indian three's from Mya Williams. The six-point swing put Waxahachie up 36-15 with under 40 seconds to play in the first half.
The lead held into the break.
Williams led all scorers with 17 points at the half, while Diamond Atchison had seven. The Lady Indians were also 3-of-7 from the charity stripe in the first half.
Rayna Ross got the Lady Indian scoring started in the second half with a Euro-step through a Saginaw defender off of an Atchison assist.
Atchison later pushed the lead to 22 points, 43-21, with a trey from the left-elbow extended with 2:44 to play in the third quarter.
Though the Lady Indians pulled back into half-court-man on the defensive end, Priebe said she was pleased with the way her team continued to stay on the gas with a substantial lead.
"You can get a little lax when you are up like that, but we didn't, and that's a plus," she explained.
After a Saginaw bucket, Cassidy Morgan checked in and promptly coveted on an and-one opportunity. Morgan then followed a Sarah Bush jumper in the paint with her second bucket of the quarter to push Waxahachie ahead 50-23.
The jumper came with under one minute to go in the third quarter and the lead was never in question over the final nine minutes.
"We have been working on not giving anyone an uncontested shot. We have to contest every shot that is taken. That is our goal. I thought we did a good job of that tonight," said Priebe of the active hands on defense matching the pace of the uptempo offense.
Morgan led the Lady Indians with five steals while Ross picked four Rough Rider pockets. Both Morgan and Williams each pulled down a team-high eight rebounds.
Priebe added, "We still need to clean some things up, as far as keeping them off of the offensive boards and not turning the ball over. I think we averaged 13 or 14 turnovers in the tournament and there was no reason we should have. That is a point of emphasis right now."
Williams led the team with 17 points, while Morgan chipped in 11 of her 15 points in the second half and Atchison added 10.
Both Jordan McGee and Bush scored six points, Ross chipped in four, Paris Gantt scored three, and Kaleah Young added two.
Waxahachie returns to the court to face perennial 6A power (4-0) DeSoto next Tuesday, No. 21 in Waxahachie.
The TGCA No. 6 Lady Eagles have defeated Crowley (63-50), Oak Ridge (61-27), Cypress Woods (63-35) and Allen (59-49) this season.