With just five games to play in the regular season, the Waxahachie Lady Indians basketball team is quickly closing in on a playoff berth.
The ladies are also now two wins shy of handing head coach Lesli Priebe her 500th career win after defeating Mansfield Lake Ridge Friday night, 64-50.
A 21-point second quarter proved the difference for Waxahachie in the road win, as the Lady Indians outscored Lake Ridge 21-11 in the period.
Sarah Bush led Waxahachie with 18 points and seven steals, while Rayna Ross and Diamond Atchison both scored 11 points. Ross added a team-high eight rebounds and Atchison dished out five assists.
Mya Williams added nine points, Jordan McGee had eight, Kaleah Young finished with four and Paris Gantt rounded out the scoring with three points.
Arieona Rosborough scored 16 points to lead the Lady Eagles.
The win moved Waxahachie to 20-8 on the season and 7-2 in District 10-5A. The Lady Indians are currently tied for second place with (17-10, 7-2) Mansfield Summit.
Top-ranked Mansfield Timberview, who has won 22-consecutive games and is 29-2 on the season, remains in first place. Midlothian is currently in fourth place with a 6-3 district mark. Mansfield Legacy is on the outside of the playoff picture looking in at 4-5 in District 10-5A.
Waxahachie returns to action Tuesday, Jan. 23 in Mansfield against the Mansfield Summit Lady Jaguars. The Lady Indians fell in the final seconds at home to Summit just before the Christmas break, 51-49.
Tipoff is at 6:30 p.m.
If Waxahachie wins, Priebe could potentially reach the 500-win plateau at home Friday, Jan. 26 against Red Oak.