The Lady Indians basketball teams and girls basketball booster club will spearhead Waxahachie High School’s first annual “white out” game during the varsity team’s game against Mansfield Lake Ridge High School at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday at George W. Solis Gymnasium.
Tiffany Pointer, the girls basketball booster club president, said the idea was a collaboration between her and head coach Lesli Priebe and called for fans and parents in the community to come dressed in all white to support the varsity team’s run to the playoffs.
“Foremost, we have to beat Lake Ridge. If we don’t, we’ll be in a three-way tie with Lake Ridge and Legacy,” Pointer said.
“I want the show the girls that they’ve got people standing behind them.”
She said the inspiration behind the theme came from her experiences with Cedar Hill basketball and years of watching professional basketball games.
The Lady Indians, 10-5 in the district 14-5A standings, currently hold third place and are trailed by Mansfield Legacy (9-6) and Mansfield Lake Ridge high schools.
A loss by the Lady Indians and wins by both the Lady Broncos and Lady Eagles could propel the three schools to a tie for the third and fourth place playoff spots.
“It gives motivation and makes them go out there and want to win when they have an entire gymnasium of fans cheering for them,” Pointer said. “We need as many people in the stands as we can get, with their noise-makers and voices drowning out any Lady Eagles fans.”
Dallas-based K-104 radio will rally the students and Waxahachie’s KEBC 1390 will be present to call the game to more than 2,000 listeners.
Priebe said she is thankful for the unending support of the parents who run the booster club and said the “white out” idea is a new, innovative way to put a positive light on her dedicated players.
“It’s a great idea and I’m glad they came up with it,” she said. “I really think the girls will enjoy the support. It’s something I hope catches on and becomes a new tradition in Waxahachie High School girls basketball.”
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