LEWISVILLE —Junior Prince Banks had quite a Waxahachie debut with 19 points as the Class 6A No. 5-ranked Runnin’ Indians opened the 2020-2021 season with a 74-59 win over Lewisville on Tuesday night.
Banks, a transfer from Mexia, stepped up his game in the absence of senior Jalen Lake. CJ Noland added 14 points and Montez Young, another transfer, also had 14 points.
Rounding out the scoring for WHS were DJ Pigford with nine points, Darkaun King with eight, Jordan Davis and V’zarion Roberson with three each, and D’Marion Callier and Kambren Drummer with two each.
The Fighting Farmers stayed in the game early with some fast-break baskets, but the Indians opened up a 22-12 lead after one quarter of play. After a break-even second quarter, the Indians took command with a 22-12 third period for a 57-37 advantage.
Kylin Green led Lewisville with 18 points, followed by Tre’Lin Green with 17 and Will Curtis with 11.
The Runnin’ Indians were scheduled to return to Lewisville to take on iSchool on Friday night and will play their home opener on Tuesday afternoon against Plano John Paul II at 1:30 p.m. at Mike Turner Gymnasium.