It was a tough night in Arlington for the Waxahachie boys and girls basketball teams.
Both the Runniní and Lady Indians lost by 26 points to Arlington Seguin.
The Lady Indians were in need of a district victory after three straight 15-4A losses. The team was denied by the Lady Cougars 58-32.
Seguin started out hot and didnít slow down at all as it outscored the Lady Indians in all four quarters. The biggest differencial came in the first quarter with Waxahachie down 21-8 after the first eight minutes. It didnít get much better as the deficit grew to 16 by halftime.
Waxahachie got a strong shooting night from senior forward Paris Townsend, who led the team with 14 points. Sophomore guard Destinee Pointer scored nine points. Dawn King added five and Kashyrean Washington contributed four.
Seguin had three players score in double-digits, led by Daniese Burtonís 16.
The Lady Indians have now lost four straight district ball games and are in danger of missing the playoffs for the first time in three years. Waxahachie (7-11, 1-5 in 15-4A) did get a little help in the pursuit of a postseason berth Tuesday night when Lancaster (3-3) lost to Mansfield Lake Ridge (2-4).
The Lady Indians likely still need to win six of their final eight games to get in, including wins against Lake Ridge and Lancaster.
Waxahachie will get its first crack at Lake Ridge this year at 6:30 p.m. Friday in front of its home crowd. The Lady Indians havenít played at home since Dec. 20. Waxahachie hasnít won at home since dominating North Garland on Nov. 26.
The boys basketball team snapped itís streak of three straight losses by nine or fewer points Tuesday when it lost to Seguin 73-47.
It didnít take long for the Cougars to put this game away with Seguin leading 20-11 after the first quarter and 40-20 at halftime. Waxahachie gave its final push in the third quarter, but only got within 16 points.
Nik Ranson led Waxahachie with 11 points. The loss did give the team a shot at playing more of its younger players. Freshmen forwards KJ Erskine and Jalen Reagor both scored eight points.
Waxahachie (5-10, 0-4 in 15-4A) will once again try for its first district win since Jan. 13, 2012, when it takes the home court at 8 p.m. Friday against Lake Ridge (2-2).
The Indians will be trying for their first home win since beating Corsicana on Dec. 10.