WAXAHACHIE

It was precisely the kind of game a coach hopes for at this point in the basketball season and with a playoff spot already secured: clear the bench and let everyone score.

And score they did. All 10 Runnin' Indians who checked into the Friday night home game against Mansfield Legacy tickled the twine in a convincing win, 63-38.

Legacy was limited to just 12 first-half points while No. 1 Waxahachie carried a 29-12 lead into the halftime locker room. The Runnin' Indians then came out in the third quarter to hang a 23-spot on the Broncos to put the game away.

JT Warren led the way for the Tribe with 16 points and Tre Gipson added 11. Larry Wise and CJ Noland both scored six points. Mekai Pope and Steron Sturges chipped in five points, each. Da'mariae Watkins, Demani Richardson and Tevin Wofford all added four points, and Jaron Curry scored two.

Pope, Richardson and Wise all dished out a team-high four assists, while Noland collected a team-high three steals. The Runnin' Indians shot 68 percent (22-of-32) from inside the arc on the evening.

Senior guard Qua Grant missed his second-straight contest with an ankle injury.

The win moved top-ranked Waxahachie to 24-4 on the season and a perfect 11-0 in District 10-5A.

The Runnin' Indians have now won 15 of their last 16 games, with the lone loss coming to No. 3 (25-5, 9-2) Mansfield Timberview in the championship of the annual Whataburger Basketball Tournament.

With three games to play and a two-game lead Timberview, Waxahachie could potentially win its second-straight outright District 10-5A title Tuesday on the road against the Wolves. A loss Tuesday would require the Runnin' Indians to defeat Lancaster (Feb. 9) and Mansfield Lake Ridge (Feb. 13) or one win against either team and have Timberview lose one of its final two in order to win the district title outright.

Tip-off between the Runnin' Indians and Wolves is at 8 p.m. in Mansfield.