WAXAHACHIE — Waxahachie ISD's basketball program, which saw its varsity team reach the UIL basketball postseason, will hold its annual banquet on April 7 at the Waxahachie Civic Center.
The Lady Indians varsity team, under Head Coach Lesli Priebe, finished 17-14 overall and 7-7 in District 10-5A and notched key victories against Lancaster, Mansfield Lake Ridge, Mansfield Summit, Red Oak High Schools. The four-point win against on Jan. 24 may have been the biggest as Priebe's team dispatched the Texas Association of Basketball ranked No. 4 Lady Jaguars in its state poll.
They ended their season with a Feb. 14 loss to Lady Eagle scoring leader Taelour Pruitt and Crowley High School.
Junior Diamond Atchison received the District 10-5A Defensive Player of the Year and a TABC All-Region Team selection, sophomore Destiny Bobb and junior Sha'Quoria Thompson earned All-District Second Team tabs and sophomore Jordan McGee and freshman Rayna Ross were named All-District Honorable Mentions.
Bobb and Ross also earned Academic All-District Awards.
The junior varsity team, led by juniors Makayla Davis, Sha Overton, Keke Sharp and Ariana Tunson and sophomores Zoriah Johnson, Olivia Tolliver and Ariel Tunson, finished 10-10 overall and 7-6 in District 10-5A. Despite having two juniors and eight underclassmen, the girls split games with Mansfield Legacy and Summit and swept both Midlothian and Red Oak High Schools.
Though the WHS freshman team's district schedule was cut short because of scheduling conflicts, Ashley Apodaca, Raekia Brightman, Eva Delce, Taikeia Granger, Destiny Hobert, Kenya Jefferson, Ginger Moseley and Linleigh Williams earned their biggest victory on Jan. 3 during a 38-11 blowout of Red Oak's Lady Hawks.
The banquet will detail the accomplishments of the program during the 2016-17 season and announce players superlative and team awards as well as hold a catered affair in their honor. The banquet will serve grilled chicken breast, baked or fried chicken legs, grilled pork chops and loaded baked potatoes and cheese broccoli.
Tickets, which are $15 each for adult family members, $8 for children and free for athletes, are available for sale through the Lady Indians Booster Club and can be picked up at the school.
Those interested in the banquet must contact the banquet's primary point of contact, Booster Club President Nancy Hargers-Swift, via mobile phone at (214) 451-7867 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.