GRAND PRAIRIE — Frequent fast breaks have resulted in a fast start to the season for the Waxahachie Lady Indian basketball team.
After dropping game one of the 2017-18 season to Cedar Hill, the Lady Indians rebounded for four straight wins over the weekend to claim the Grand Prairie Classic title.
Senior guard Diamond Atchison was named the tournament MVP, while Sarah Bush, Rayna Ross, and Mya Williams all received all-tournament recognition.
The Lady Indians outscored Ford, Irving Nimitz, Dallas Christian and Arlington High Schools 255-149 (63.75 ppg) over the weekend. Last season, (4-1) Waxahachie finished the same three-day tournament averaging 63.5 points per game. The Lady Indians finished that weekend 4-0, also.
WAXAHACHIE 70, FORD 36
Williams (13), Bush (12) and Atchison (11) all reached double figures in the scoring department during the 76-36 win over Ford High School out of Quinlan, Texas.
The Lady Indians jumped out to a 46-19 lead at the half and cruised home to the opening-round win. Cassidy Morgan chipped in nine points, while Ross and Paris Gantt added seven points, each.
Destini Washington also scored six points, and Kaleah Young had five.
WAXAHACHIE 64, IRVING NIMITZ 31
Game one Friday was more of the same on both sides of the court for the Lady Indians. Waxahachie outran Irving Nimitz 64-31 to move to 2-1 on the season and remain perfect in tournament action.
Behind a team-high 16 points from Ross, as well as double-figure contributions by Bush (14), Williams (12) and Morgan (10), the Lady Indians took a 35-16 lead into the half and never looked back.
Atchison tallied six points, while Jordan McGee and Makayla Davis added four and two, respectively.
WAXAHACHIE 73, DALLAS CHRISTIAN 53
The Lady Chargers of Dallas Christian served as the biggest offensive threat to the Lady Indians’ tournament-title dreams but could still not find enough to halt the Waxahachie run.
With freshman guard Mya Williams leading the way with a team-high 20 points, Waxahachie defeated Dallas Christian 73-53 on Friday afternoon. Ross (12), Bush (9), Gantt (9), Washington (7), Morgan (5), Atchison (5), McGee (3) and Young (3) joined Willaims in the scoring department.
The Lady Chargers were the only team to reach double digits in all four quarters against the Lady Indians over the weekend.
WAXAHACHIE 48, ARLINGTON 29
Bush exploded for 22 points as Waxahachie again jumped out to an early lead in the championship game of the Grand Prairie Classic, taking a 22-6 advantage into the second quarter before waltzing into the half up 32-11.
Though Arlington High outscored the Lady Indians in the third quarter (11-4) Saturday afternoon, Leslie Priebe’s bunch fought off any hopes of a comeback in the fourth frame. Waxahachie outpaced Arlington 12-7 to solidify the tournament championship with a 48-29 win.
Behind the early-season-high 22 from Bush, Morgan netted seven points, Williams and Atchison had five, and Washington added three points. Ross, Gantt and McGee each scored two points.
Waxahachie returned home to face Saginaw at George W. Solis Gymnasium. Tuesday's results were not available as of press time.