Waxahachie’s Class 4A No. 16-ranked Life School Mustangs came out strong this past Tuesday night against the Jags from Midlothian Heritage, in front of a packed house, and were able to stampede the Jags en route to a 56-44 win.
The Mustangs jumped out to a quick 14-11 lead after one quarter, and did not look back, taking a 26-20 lead into the locker room as the first half ended. After the intermission, post half time did not slow the Mustangs down, as they increased the lead to 43-31 after three periods of play. With the final score of 56-44, the Mustangs were able to add to their overall win total on the year – 22-8 and 4-0 in district.
The Life School boys were led in scoring by Vernon Johnson, who played the balance of the game in “beast mode” as he poured in 21 points. Johnson was not the only bright spot for the Mustangs, as Jarius Morrison pitched in with 11 points and Jaden Epkin added eight points of his own.
The Jaguars were led by Reggie Adams with 11 points, Jaydon Hogg added 10 points, and Greg Johnson helped out with eight points. With the loss to Life School, the Jags fall to 11-6 overall and 1-2 in district play.
17-4A girls: HHS 36, Life 23
The Class 4A No. 21-ranked Midlothian Heritage Jags came calling on Tuesday night to take on the Lady Mustangs in Waxahachie. After a slow start by both teams, the Jaguars were able to defeat the Life School’s girls in a District 17-4A battle.
Actually both teams stumbled from the gate and struggled to only mount a halftime score of 13-13. Heritage, however, was able to shake the cobwebs off and finally took command of the game in the second half by outscoring the Lady Mustangs by a score of 23-10.
Leading scorers for the Jags were Danielle Wallace with 12 points, Jerzie Bryant with nine points, and Elizabeth Schmidt with eight points.
The Lady Mustangs were led by Micah Cooper with five points and Gauriele Williams with four points.
“This was our poorest game so far this year,” Heritage head coach Angie Evans said. “We will need to get it together for our next game against Ferris on Friday night, as the Lady Yellow Jackets appear to be the strongest competition in our district.”
With the recent victory, the Lady Jags move to a record of 22-11 overall and to a spotless 6-0 record in district. The Lady Mustangs fall to 3 -11 overall and 1-3 in district play.