ARLINGTON - The two halves couldn’t have gone any differently for the Lady Indians.
The Lady Indians (5-7, 0-1) began its district schedule by playing in a highly contested first half against Arlington Seguin Lady Cougars (11-3, 1-0) trailing 20-19.
However, the Lady Cougars would out score the Lady Indians 36-11 in the final two quarters resulting in a 59-26 victory.
“I thought we played great during the first two quarters,” Head Coach Lesli Priebe said. “We just didn’t put all four quarters together.”
The Lady Indians started off the game trading baskets with the Lady Cougars. Freshman forward Chanel Miller (4 points) ignited the Lady Indians with her inside presence on both ends of the court. Miller had four rebounds and an assist in the first quarter, which ended with the Lady Indians trailing 8-6.
In the second quarter, Miller kept the momentum going with back-to-back assists to senior post Ravin Simmons (6 points). Simmions’ jumper gave the Lady Indians its first lead of the game 10-8.
After going up 12-8, thanks to another assist from Miller this time to freshman post Brittanya Sterns, the Lady Cougars responded with a 9-0 run.
With two minutes remaining in the half, junior post Amanda Mangan (8 points) tried to get the Lady Indians back in the game. Mangan had a steal and scored four points cutting the deficit to two. The Lady Indians went into halftime trailing the Lady Cougars 20-18.
In the third quarter, the Lady Cougars’ junior post Alex Adekunie scored 8 points in the extending its halftime lead to 29-18. Mangan scored a basket with four minutes remaing putting an end to the 10-0 run.
However, the combined efforts of Lady Cougars’ junior guard Krista Summerville (7 points) and Adekunie (16 points) proved to be to insurmountable.
Only down by two points at halftime, the Lady Indians found itself trailing the Lady Cougars 40-24 entering the fourth quarter.
Despite the efforts of the Lady Indians’ backcourt sophmore guard Shaquille Davis (4 points) and junior guard P’Kandra Jordan (3 points), the Lady Indians were unable to get back in the game.
A 13-0 run during the fourth quarter ensured a victory for the Lady Cougars and gave the Lady Indians its first district defeat of the season.
The Lady Indians finished the fourth quarter with 5 points, which is something coach Priebe feels her team needs to improve on.
“We have got to execute better on the offensive end,” coach Priebe said. “We also need to get better at boxing out and limiting our turnovers.”
The Lady Indians will try to make these adjustments in time for its next district game against Ennis at 8 p.m. in Waxahachie.
Seguin 57, Waxahachie 38
The JV Lady Indians suffered its first district defeat to the Lady Cougars in the Arlington Tuesday night.
Shane Gibson (8 points) and Rickitta Shorter (7 points) attempted to keep the Lady Indians in the game.
Seguin 45, Waxahachie 31
The Freshman Lady Indians suffered the same fate as its JV and Varsity team with a defeat at the hands of the Lady Cougars Tuesday night.
Ta’Kardian Williams (9 points) led all Lady Indians scorers. Also, Kristi Clem (8 points) and Morgan Calvert (8 points) tried to do what they could to help their team.
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