When the school basketball season gets under way in November, the boys program can only hope for as much success as they had during the summer.
All three teams Waxahachie had in the summer basketball league went undefeated.
“We had a really good summer,” head coach Lonnie Gaylor said. “We had some good games and it was a good opportunity for our kids to get out and play some basketball.”
Waxahachie had a varsity team, junior varsity team and a combined eighth/ninth grade team. Gaylor said the organized summer league is more productive than open gym.
“You get to play against other teams with refs and there’s just more structure than there is with open gym,” Gaylor said. “You get more out of a league setting.”
For the varsity and junior varsity teams, the summer league is about playing together and learning.
“We’ve got a lot of football players that we won’t see again until after the football playoffs,” Gaylor said. “It’s important to get everyone together when we can so we get used to playing with each other.”
Gaylor said the goal is different for the younger team.
“Summer league gives them insight to how much bigger and quicker the high school game is,” Gaylor said. “It’s kind of eye-opening for them.”
Other teams in the league were Midlothian, Maypearl, DeSoto Canterbury, Red Oak and Waxahachie Prep.