Comeback Falls Short as Duncanville Loses to Killeen Ellison 51-46

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Photo by Ron Byrd

The Eagles came out hot from the opening tip, with Senior guard Malik Hawkins knocking down two 3-pointers in the first quarter, to go along with 4 field goals from fellow Senior guard Ojai Black.

The Panthers began fighting back as the first quarter ended. At the 2:39 mark, the Panthers were trailing 14-3, but free throws from Sophomores Matthew McQuaid and Dominique Wilkins, kept the lead from growing any bigger, as the quarter closed out with the 18-7 lead for the Eagles.

Starting in the second quarter, Junior Post Omar Sherman led the Panthers on a comeback. Sherman took the ball at the low post on numerous occasions and turned to jam the ball home. Sherman also showed the rebounding prowess that the Panther fans have come to expect from him.

In the second quarter, Sherman had 3 rebounds, a blocked shot and a steal to go along with his 6 points as the Panthers fought back to cut the halftime lead to 25-19.

The third quarter was all Panthers as they continued to feed Sherman at the low post, and Sherman continued to dominate the boards. If not for two Eagle 3-pointers by Ojai Black as the quarter with the quarter closing, the Panthers could have taken a 38-29 lead into the final quarter, as they were holding the Eagles to only 4 points until the final minute of the third. The Panthers went on a 14-4 run in the third to take a 36-29 lead with fifty-three seconds remaining when Black hit the 3-pointers the Panther lead to 36-35.

Hampered by foul trouble, Senior Jerami Grace finally fouled out about mid-way through the fourth quarter, and Duncanville could not maintain their pace and couldn’t continue to keep up with the Eagles.

Duncanville finishes the year with a 23-11 season record.

Duncanville Panthers

Name Fouls Rebounds Steals Blocks Points
Michael Page
Isiah Caldwell 1 5 3
Matthew McQuaid 2 2 9
Dominique Thomas 3
Chris Smith
Renard Green 2
Desmond Wood
Jerami Grace 5 2 7
Cameron Hunt
D.J. Wallace 2 3 1
Omar Sherman 2 12 2 1 23
Nassar Issa 1
Nick Ranson
Ipi Adekokun
Austin Allen
Total 15 22 4 1 46

Killeen Ellison Eagles

Name Fouls Rebounds Steals Blocks Points
Ty King 1 1 1 1
Malik Hawkins 3 11
Knigel Key
Thomas Larry 1 5
Ojai Black 2 16
Dezhoure Smith
Malik Malone 2 1 9
Robert Edwards
James Jessie 1 1 2
Fred Jackson 3 4 1 7
Shaqur Martin
Ronnie Edwards 1 2
Phil Kee
Total 12 8 4 51
1st Qtr 2nd Qtr 3rd Qtr 4th Qtr Final
Duncanville Panthers 7 12 17 10 46
Killeen Ellison Eagles 18 7 10 16 51