Make That 56 Games Straight – Pantherettes Win

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Pantherettes Take Down Lady Eagles of DeSoto 56-32

Losing only one game last year at the beginning of their season, then making a run through their district and through the 5A State Championship was apparently only the beginning.

The Pantherettes defeated the Lady Eagles of DeSoto High School on Friday night 56-32 on the way to their 28th win this season. That’s 28 wins and 0 losses this year. Tack that on to the consecutive wins this year and you’re looking at 56 games without a loss. Still a long way off from the record held by the West Holmes High School (Millersburg, Ohio) girls’ basketball team of 108 consecutive wins between 1984 and 1987, but this team isn’t finished yet.

pantherettesThe Pantherettes started strong, scoring 15 points in the first quarter, and 17 points in the second, while holding the Lady Eagles to single digit scoring in both quarters to go into the half with a 32-14 lead.

The Lady Eagles charged out the second half and closed the gap to 39-28 by playing strong defense that forced some Pantherette mistakes.

However, Duncanville gathered themselves in the fourth and scored 17 points and held DeSoto to only 4 points for the quarter to give the Pantherettes the 56-32 victory.

Leading the scoring for the Pantherettes was Kiara Perry with 22, followed by Ariel Atkins with 15, and Tasia Foman with 7.

For the Lady Eagles Brianna Wise scored 9, Camesha Davis had 8, and Alexis McAfee scored 6.

The Pantherettes are still ranked #1 in Texas 5A in the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches poll, #2 in the USA Today National Top 25 poll, #3 in the MaxPreps National Freeman Rankings, and #4 nationally in the MaxPreps Xcellent 25.

The Pantherettes host the 18-8 South Grand Prairie Lady Warriors on Tuesday night at 6pm at the Sandra Meadows Arena, on the Duncanville High School Campus.

1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Duncanville Patherettes 15 17 7 17 56
DeSoto Lady Eagles 6 8 14 4 32


Scoring Stats

Duncanville Patherettes  DeSoto Lady Eagles 
Name Points Name Points
Kiara Perry 22 Brianna Wise 9
Ariel Atkins 15 Camesha Davis 8
Tasia Foman 7 Alexis McAfee 6
Tamara Wasington 7 JohNesha Major 4
Destiny Means 3 Adrienne Lewis 3
Antiona Robinso 2 Chastadie Barrs 1
Najala Howell 1