The Lady Indians have now dropped three consecutive games following a thrilling, last-second win against Mansfield Summit in the District 7-6A opener.

The latest two losses occurred last Tuesday on the road against DeSoto and then at home Friday against Cedar Hill.

The Lady Indians struggled to find the bottom of the net in the first quarter Friday night against the state-ranked Lady Longhorns, trailing 21-6 after the opening frame of the 77-57 loss.

They did, however, bounce back nicely for 16 points in the second quarter and then 18 and 17 in the third and fourth quarters.

"The first half was embarrassing. I thought we let Cedar Hill do whatever they wanted to in the first half, both on the offensive end and the defensive end," Waxahachie head girls' basketball coach Lesli Priebe said. "I was really disappointed that we didn't have any more fight about us. We had such poor execution."

Sophomore guard Mya Williams led the Lady Indians with 17 points and Rayna Ross scored 12.

Cassidy Morgan added eight points to her team-high nine rebounds.

Paris Gantt and Ja'Kyah Head each scored six points. Jordan McGee and Alexcia McGruder both chipped in four points.

McGee dished out a team-high seven assists.

Cedar Hill (17-4, 3-0 in 7-6A) was led by the Anna McDowell (17 points) and Taylor Hutchins (16).


Waxahachie shot 35 percent (14-40) from the field during the loss against a formidable DeSoto side.

Williams led all Waxahachie scorers with 12 points, while Morgan had nine, Ross added eight and Gannt scored six. McGee (3) and Head (2) rounded out the Lady Indians in the scoring department.

McGee led the team with four assists and Williams added three. McGee and Ross both grabbed a team-high five rebounds.

The Lady Indians also committed 20 turnovers.


The Lady Indians return to action Dec. 27-29 in the Duncanville ISD tournament. Their first game is at 11:30 a.m. Thursday.

"We have five days off before the tournament," Priebe said Friday. "We are jumping right back in after five days of not working out, so it will be a little 'wait and see' because we won't be able to prepare.


Fred Phipps/Daily Light contributed to this report.