Mya Williams scored 17 points in the third quarter and Paris Gantt had one of the best offensive nights in her career Friday night against Grand Prairie.

Both of those feats culminated in a 68-44 home victory for the Waxahachie Lady Indians.

The efforts also moved the Lady Indians into a three-way tie with South Grand Prairie and Mansfield Summit for the final two District 7-6A playoff spots. All three teams are now 4-3 in district action with seven games to play in the regular season.

Gantt led the Lady Indians with a game-high 22 points and matched Cassidy Morgan for the team lead in rebounds (9). She scored 18 of her 22 points in the first half, which included knocking down three three-pointers.

Williams scored 20 points on the evening, but it was her 17 third-quarter points that helped the Lady Indians outscore Grand Prairie 27-7 in the quarter. She also collected seven rebounds and dished out three assists. The assist total was second on the team to the 10 dimes dropped by Jordan McGee.

Rayna Ross added nine points to the winning effort, while Morgan scored eight, Ja'Kyah Head had four, Gabby Medina chipped in three and Alexcia McGruder rounded out the night with two.

Waxahachie shot 39 percent (26-67) from the floor as a team in the victory.

The Lady Indians also collected 44 rebounds during the victory, which included 20 on the offensive glass, and recorded 21 steals as a team.


The Lady Indians return to action at 6 p.m. Tuesday on the road against Mansfield Summit. The game will be the first contest of the second half of the 7-6A schedule.

Waxahachie previously defeated Summit with a last-second shot in the fourth quarter at home in December, 47-45.