A tough home loss before the Thanksgiving break did not sit well with the Waxahachie Lady Indians.

After an 11-point first quarter Tuesday at home against Mesquite Horn, the Lady Indians exploded for 22 points in the final frame for a solid bounce-back win, 63-55.

Waxahachie converted on 12-of-18 attempts at the charity stripe in the fourth quarter to put the game away, which included Rayna Ross sinking 8-of-her-10 free throws in the fourth quarter and finishing 9-of-11 for the game on her way to a 16-point, 13-rebound double-double.

"I thought we played extremely well and I thought we did a good job defensively," head coach Lesli Priebe said after the win. "I thought we had our transition working and that we executed our offense well."

She added, "We just need to continue to work on those areas where we struggle in and we have to take better care of the ball and keep the team off of the offensive boards."

Mya Williams led the Lady Indians with 20 points and four assists. Paris Gantt chipped in 10 points and collected three rebounds.

Cassidy Morgan (6), Jordan McGee (5), Alexcia McGruder (4) and Ja'Kyah Head (2) rounded out the Lady Indians scoring.

The victory improved Waxahachie to 10-2 on the season.


Waxahachie returns to action at 7 p.m. Friday on the road against Dallas Skyline. They then host Ennis at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.


Fred Phipps/Daily Light contributed to this report.