Duncanville Advances in Championship Bracket Play

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The Pantherettes advanced through the second round of the championship bracket by defeating Mesquite by a score of 72-38. They advance to play either Kennedale or Amarillo Palo Duro at 6pm on Wednesday evening. Kennedale and Palo Duro meet on Wednesday at 10:30AM to determine who will play Duncanville.

Empress Davenport came out and took control of the game against the Lady Skeeters. Davenport, who has signed a letter of intent to play for the Texas Longhorns, scored 8 of her game high 27 points in the first quarter. Junior forward Kiara Perry also scored 6 in the first, while the Pantherette defense held Mesquite to 11 points. Ariel Atkins, sophomore guard, led the defense with 4 rebounds and 2 steals in the quarter.

The second quarter resembled the first for Duncanville. Davenport and Perry both scored 9 each, while Atkins pulled down 5 boards. Mesquite was able to push a little harder on the offensive end on the shooting of Briana Caro who had 6 in the quarter and led the Lady Skeeters with 19 points for the game. But, Mesquite wasn’t able to close the gap and at the half Duncanville led 39-23.

In the third the Pantherette defense that we’ve come to expect locked down the Lady Skeeters and held them to only seven points in the quarter. Meanwhile, the offense kept rolling, scoring 25 points on 8 from Davenport and 5 from University of Arkansas Little Rock signee Morgan Bolton. The senior guard scored 5 of her ten points in the quarter. The Pantherettes created turnovers on 5 steals, 4 defensive rebounds and 1 blocked shot. Heading into the fourth quarter the Pantherettes held a commanding 67-30 lead.

Coach Cathy Self-Morgan used the fourth quarter to get her bench some playing time and to slow down the game, but the defensive pressure didn’t let up. The Pantherettes held Mesquite to 8 points, all coming from Briana Caro. Pantherette scoring came from Davenport, Tasia Foman, Alisha Spearman and Shannon Franklin.

Duncanville
Name # Fouls 1st Qtr 2nd Qtr 3rd Qtr 4th Qtr Total Points
Kiara Perry 00 1 6 9 4 19
Morgan Bolton 10 4 3 2 5 10
Empress Davenport 11 2 8 9 8 2 27
Ariel Atkins 12 3 4 4
Kirby Anderson 14 0
Tasia Foman 20 3 4 2 6
Alisha Spearman 23 2 2 2 4
Destiny Means 33 0
Martisha Bables 41 1 0
Antiona Robinson 44 1 0
Shannon Franklin 45 2 2
17 22 25 8 72
Mesquite
Name # Fouls 1st Qtr 2nd Qtr 3rd Qtr 4th Qtr Total Points
Jamila Parker 3
Ajsia Smith 4 1 2 2
Robinson 10
Dezaray Gardner 11 1 1 2
Williams 12 3 2 5
Pearson 20 1 1 1
Cemetra Jenkins 21 1 2 2 2 6
Briana Caro 22 2 3 6 2 8 19
Michelle Espinoza 23 1 2 2
Viershanie Latham 24 3 0
Mica Curtis-Wilson 25 1 0
Chelsea McHenry 32 1 1 1
Justis Spriggs 40
11 8 15 7 8 38