The Waxahachie Runnin’ Indian junior varsity has been on a roll with wins over Ennis, Corsicana and Red Oak.
WHS down Ennis at home 54-42. The Tribe jumped out to a 25-18 lead at the half and never trailed to take the win.
Three players scored in double figures - Zach Geery 17, Dexter Chandler 14 and B.K. Harris 13.
“We had some guys step up and play pretty well while we were in foul trouble,” Coach Joe Wakeland said. “Zach had a big third quarter and B.K. had a good fourth quarter that sparked us. We did a lot of good things in this game, but we still are a work in progress.”
In another home game, the Runnin’ Indian JV crushed Corsicana 75-22.
Leading 19-2 after the first period WHS cruised to the win by getting everyone playing time.
Jordan Butler led the scoring with 24. Also scoring for Waxahachie were Zach Geery 10, Dexter Chandler 8, Venique Benton 7, Brandon Williams 6 and Remington Parker 6.
“We caught Corsicana at a difficult time for them,” Wakeland said. “They were hit hard by losses to grades. We did do a good job of defending and getting good shots. We moved the ball well to get some good shots and we are playing some good basketball the last couple of games, although we still have work to do.”
Friday night in Red Oak, the Runnin’ Indians were hard pressed to get by the Mighty Hawks but came away with a 60-57 win.
Red Oak led 29-25 at the half and 44-36 going into the fourth period. But a 24 point outburst in the final quarter gave the Tribe the come from behind win.
Zach Geery led the attack with 25 points. Jordan Butler added 10, B.K. Harris 6, Venique Benton 6, Dexter Chandler 4 and L.A. Rose 4.
Wakeland was enthusiastic after the win.
“Red Oak destroyed us the first time we played and the kids were ready to play,” he said. “We were able to score some against their press. We had 24 points in the 4th quarter and we were confident we could win even though we were behind to start the final period. We played smart and made some clutch plays defensively and offensively down the stretch to win. This was our third win in a row and we have things going in the right direction.”
The Runnin’ Indian jayvee is off tonight but will look to extend the win streak at home Friday against Lancaster.
The Tribe will face Midlothian on the road on Feb. 5 and then host Arlington Seguin on Feb. 8.
The regular season finalé will be in Ennis on Feb. 12.