Duncanville Pantherettes Maintain Perfect District Record

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USA Today Super 25 Rankings Lists Pantherettes as the #4 Team in the Nation

The Duncanville Pantherettes played two of their toughest opponents last week and came out on top in both games; downing South Grand Prairie 48-33 and topping DeSoto 57-51. Duncanville remains atop the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches 6A poll, while DeSoto comes in at number six in their latest poll.

Against the SGP Lady Warriors Duncanville came out strong and took a 16-6 lead after the first, but SGP came back in the second period, outscoring the Pantherettes 12-9 to come with 9 points at 27-18 as the first half ended. But, that was as close as SGP would came as Duncanville outscored them in both closing quarters to take the 48-33 win.

Zarielle Green led all scorers with 19 points and Hannah Gusters scored 10 points in the winning effort. SGP had no players score in double figures as Amber Bacon led the Lady Warriors with 9 points.

The DeSoto game was considerably closer as the Pantherettes took the six-point victory, 57-51.

DeSoto had the game tied after three quarters of play, but the Duncanville defense clamped down in the fourth quarter and held the Lady Eagles to 9 points as the Duncanville offense poured in 15 points to take the 57-51 victory.

Green again led all scorers with 16 points, while Krislyn Marsh had 15 points and Angel Kelly score 10 points. A’sha Thompson scored 12 points for DeSoto, while Bria Patterson and JaQuia White both scored 10 points each.

Next up for the Pantherettes is a Tuesday game against the Sarah Andrews led Irving MacArthur Lady Cardinals. MacArthur’s Andrews is listed at the area’s number 1recruit for the Class of 2020, while Duncanville’s Green is the number 1 recruit for the Class of 2018. The game is at 6 p.m. at the Sandra Meadows Arena on the Duncanville High School campus.

Team Season District Streak Differential
  W L T W L T    
Duncanville 28 1 0 7 0 0 W23 +874
DeSoto 21 3 0 6 1 0 L1 +542
Cedar Hill 19 7 0 5 2 0 W3 +351
Irving MacArthur 19 9 0 4 3 0 W2 +404
South Grand Prairie 19 9 0 3 4 0 W1 +248
Irving 6 18 0 2 5 0 L3 -511
Irving Nimitz 1 11 0 0 6 0 L5 -319
Grand Prairie 0 15 0 0 6 0 L15 -475