Monday’s playoff-eliminating loss to Lancaster was tough for the Waxahachie Lady Indians to overcome and the results showed in Tuesday’s game against rival Ennis.
Ennis raced out to an 18-4 lead after one period of play before taking a 26-17 lead into the half but Waxahachie rallied to win 47-41 with a big second half.
The Lady Indians (13-16, 7-8) have not lost to Ennis in the last three years and an inspired halftime speech by veteran head coach Lesli Priebe made sure this would not be the year Ennis snapped the streak.
Waxahachie outscored Ennis 17-11 in the third and 13-4 in the fourth to pull off one of its biggest come-from-behind victories of the season.
Chanel Miller led the charge for the Lady Indians with 14 points while Shanquel Wheaton scored 12.
Wheaton, a sophomore, had dominated teams on the junior varsity most of the season and with the JV not having games Monday and Tuesday she got her chance to show what she could do inside the paint for the varsity.
Taylor Hill added six to the Waxahachie attack while TaKadrian Williams scored five and Dae Dae Davis had four. Dawn King, JaMayia Perez and Paris Townsend had two each to round out the Waxahachie scoring.
Ennis (5-20, 2-13) was paced by Hannah Farris’ 21 points.
Waxahachie’s final game of the season will be played tonight against Mesquite Poteet. It will be senior night as the Lady Indians look to even up their district record.
Miller and Williams are the two seniors who will be honored tonight and will be playing in their last high school basketball game.
Games begin at 6 tonight with JV action in the Solis gym and freshman action in the Williams gym while the senior night ceremony will start just before the varsity’s scheduled 7:30 game.