One Win Away From A Road Trip – Panthrettes Beat Bowie 66-45

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Duncanville set to take on 32-6 Plano at 1 p.m. Saturday at Wilkerson-Greines in the Regional Final

Fort Worth – Duncanville showed some of the burden they are bearing trying to get back to the state finals three years in a row. Arlington Bowie either played up, or the Pantherettes played down as they battled through the regional semi-finals to beat the Lady Volunteers by a comfortable 21-point margin 55-45.

The first quarter was back and forth with Duncanville pulling away to take a 15-10 lead after the first.

The Pantherettes started the second quarter on a 10-2 run and looked to be on their way. But, the Lady Vols got back into their rhythm and closed the gap to a 2-point margin for the quarter.

Bowie played tough the first half, trailing by only 7 at the break 27-20. Duncanville had been playing tight the majority of the first half and had not been able to pull away and establish what has come to be known as “Pantherette Basketball.” Duncanville had difficulty converting their free throws and they could not get their fast break game up to speed.

Krislyn Marsh stepped up the second half and led the Pantherettes back into control of the game, scoring the majority of her 23-points in the third and fourth quarters.

The daunting Pantherette defense shut down the Lady Vols in the third quarter, only allowing Bowie six points in the period.

In the fourth quarter the Duncanville offense took control, scoring 24-points in the period to pull away and capture the regional semi-final with the 55-45 win.

Duncanville’s Marsh led all scorers with 23 points. Other double-digit scoring for the Pantherettes went to Zarielle Green with 14 points, Hannah Gusters with 13 points and Angel Kelly with 10 points.

The only double-digit scorer for Bowie was Junior guard Malay McQueen.

Duncanville will be taking on Plano at 1 p.m. at Wilkerson-Greines Activity Center in Fort Worth in the regional finals. The Pantherettes defeated Plano 73-61 earlier in the season, but Plano was the last team to beat Duncanville in the playoffs in 2015.