Duncanville and Bishop Lynch met at Sandra Meadows arena in their annual Friday after Thanksgiving game. This time the game was included in the Thanksgiving Hoopfest held at the DHS campus on Friday and Saturday of this week. This was the only girls game that was played.
Hoopfest has some of the best teams from around the area, and around the country participating in two days of games. The Duncanville varsity boys play on Saturday at 2:30 at the Sandra Meadows arena.
Both the Pantherettes and Bishop Lynch will be participating in the Sandra Meadows Classic Girls Varsity Basketball Tournament held on December 27-29 this year.
Junior Forward Kiara Perry got in early foul trouble and saw limited playing time in the second and third quarter. Sophomore Guard Ariel Atkins led with 6 rebounds, with Senior Guard Morgan Bolton, and Junior Post Antiona Robinson pulling down 5 boards each. Steals were led by Bolton and Atkins with four each.
The first quarter was all Duncanville as they took an 18-6 lead on the shooting of Bolton, Empress Davenport and Atkins. The second quarter saw Bishop Lynch score their most points of the contest with eleven, while the Pantherettes scored only thirteen. In the second Bolton poured in ten of her twenty-two point and the Pantherettes went into the locker room with a 31-17 lead.
In the third quarter Duncanville began picked up on their defensive pressure and held the Lady Friars to ten points while putting in nineteen of their own with Davenport scoring 6 points of her sixteen points in the third. The fourth quarter was a mirror image of the first with Duncanville scouring twenty points and holding Bishop Lynch to only 6 points.
The leading scorer for the Lady Friars was 6’4” Freshman post Ashley Hearn with fourteen points for the contest. Senior Guard Danyel Bradley scored 8 points, Sophomore Guard Kaycie Tillman had 6 points and Senior Forward Belema Somiari scored five points to round out all Bishop Lynch scorers.
The Pantherettes take on Denton Ryan in Denton on Tuesday, December 6 and then travel to Fort Worth to take on North Crowley on Friday, December 9.