Duncanville Defeats Plano West 84-52 to Advance to the Regional Quarterfinals

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Duncanville versus DeSoto on Tuesday night at Grand Prairie High School in the regional quarter finals.

Duncanville faced off against Plano West on Friday night in the area playoffs at Colleyville Heritage High School and advanced in the playoffs with the 84-52 victory.

The Lady Wolves kept in close for the first two minutes of the game. The Pantherettes led 9-7 with 5:42 left in the first quarter, then Plano West blinked. The next thing the Lady Wolves knew, they trailed by 15 points with 1:12 left in the first as the Pantherettes went on a 14-1 run that left less than a minute in the first. As the horn sounded, Duncanville held a 23-11 lead going into the second.

In the second Plano West’s Jaden Owen tried to lead Plano West in a comeback, but it wasn’t meant to be as Duncanville extended their lead on the backs of Zarielle Green, Starr Jacobs, and Lauryn Bowie. The Pantherettes went on a 7-0 run to close out the first half to give Duncanville the 45-27 lead as the teams retired to the locker room.

The second half was a mirror image of the first, with Duncanville outscoring and outrebounding Plano West. The Pantherettes dominated the boards at both ends of the court during the entire game, finishing with a 44-17 differential on the boards.

Duncanville led 64-38 after the third, and the Pantherette bench played the majority of the final period to finish with a 32-point lead.

Green led all scorers with 28 points in the game, while Jacobs finished with 20 points, and Bowie scoring 19 points. Bowie was perfect from the line, going 9-9 and Jacobs finished with 10 rebounds to go along with her 19 points for another double-double.

Jaden Owens scored 20 points for the Lady Wolves, while Nivi Abron scored 10 points to round out all double-digit scorers.

Duncanville will next face district rival DeSoto on Tuesday night at 7 p.m. at Grand Prairie High School.

DeSoto downed Killeen Ellison 70-50 and Lewisville 43-39 to advance to the regional quarterfinals.

Duncanville has defeated DeSoto twice this year already in district 7-6A action, 52-43 and 63-48.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Duncanville Pantherettes 23 22 19 20 84
Plano West Lady Wolves 11 16 11 14 52

Boxscore

Duncanville Pantherettes

Number Name Rebounds Steals Blocks Points
00 Zarielle Green 6 1 1 28
10 Nina Alvarez 5 2 4
11 Angel Flowers 3
12 Aakilah Caldwell 2 1 1 2
15 Tae Davis
20 Aniya Thomas 8 1 5
23 Starr Jacobs 10 3 1 20
30 LaMoya Lott
33 Tiara Franklin 3
40 Hannah Gusters 2 6
45 Krislyn Marsh 2 1
50 Lauryn Bowie 3 1 5 19
Total 44 10 8 84

Plano West Lady Wolves

Number Name Rebounds Steals Blocks Points
10 Caroline Schaeffer 2
11 Maniya Powell 1
13 Jaden Owens 1 2 20
15 Daria Cosgrove 2 3
20 Marina Kurioka 1 1
21 Rachel Woppman
22 Gina Riedell 2 2
23 Morgan Smith 3
24 Vuye Magalela-Hlabangana 9 2 2 9
25 Nivi Abron 1 2 10
33 Lyric Robins 2 1 6
40 Kayla Goodman
Total 17 13 2 52