Despite an uncharacteristically poor shooting night from three-point land, the Runnin' Indians easily handled Mansfield Summit on the road Tuesday.
Waxahachie limited the Jaguars to 14 first-half points in the 52-36 win. The Runnin' Indians countered their 4-of-24 shooting from behind the arc with a 55-percent showing inside (16-of-29).
Qua Grant led the Runnin' Indians with 14 points. The senior guard added four rebounds, four steals, three assists and two blocks to his line.
JT Warren scored eight points, while Mekai Pope added eight, and Tre Gipson and CJ Noland both tallied six.
Gipson also led the Tribe with six assists and six steals. Larry Wise posted a team-high six boards to go with his two points, while Tevin Wofford cleaned the glass for five rebounds and added four points.
Demani Richardson scored five points and chipped in four rebounds.
The win moved TABC 5A No. 1 Waxahachie to 20-4 on the season and 8-0 in District 10-5A. Mansfield Timberview, now ranked No. 3 in 5A, has fallen two games back of the Tribe at 6-2 in district action, while No. 13 Midlothian and No. 11 Lancaster are both 5-3. Red Oak is one game out of a playoff spot, currently at 4-4 in the district.
In the latest USA Today Super 25 national computer rankings, the Waxahachie Runnin' Indians checked in at No. 18.
The Runnin' Indians join No. 2 Denton Guyer, who they have split a pair of games with this season, as the only Texas teams in the top-25. Waxahachie handed Guyer its only loss through 29 games this season when the two met in the annual Whataburger Basketball Tournament.
Chicago Simeon checked in at No. 8. The Runnin' Indians lost to Simeon 66-59 earlier this season.
Waxahachie returns home to host (14-8, 4-4) Red Oak this Friday, Jan. 26 at 8 p.m.