CORSICANA – It is not easy, well it is not supposed to be. The Waxahachie Indians’ junior varsity basketball took care of yet another District 16-4A opponent on Tuesday night in grand fashion.
The visiting Indians defeated the Corsicana Tigers, 56-29, for their third win in a row.
The Indians raced out to a 16-2 lead after one period of play before taking a 28-13 lead in to half time.
Nykil Lawson scored the Indians’ first basket of the game on a free throw as he sparked a 6-0 start for the Tribe.
Lawson finished the game with 15 points, six rebounds and two steals.
In the second half the Indians continued to show why they are one of the best teams in district as they outscored the Tigers 18-3 in the third period. Corsicana rallied back in the fourth period as they outscored the Indians 13-10.
“We came out tonight better than I expected,” Waxahachie coach Joe Wakeland said. “Defensively we played real good. Corsicana had trouble getting shots off, and they have pretty good shooters. In the third quarters we wanted to go out and bury them. We came out and took care of business.”
Another aspect of the game that Wakeland said he was proud of was the fact that the Indians drove to the basket on offense. By driving the lane the Indians created more free throw opportunities. As a team Waxahachie shot 14-of-21 from the line.
Also scoring in double figures for the Indians was Chris Henderson. Henderson scored 14 points while shooting 4-of-4 from the line.
Nine players scored at least two points for the Indians in the win. As a team, the Indians had 22 rebounds.
Oshae Cofer scored five points, as did D.Q. Robinson and Dazahn Wheaton. Tim Pink and Randy Head each had four points while Seth Russell and Daniel Settlemeyer had two points each.
Waxahachie improved to 11-10 on the season and 5-1 in district play. The Indians are scheduled to play at 5 p.m. on Friday against Hewitt Midway.