Pantherettes Defeat Lady Longhorns 53-30

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As the crowd walked out of the Cedar Hill gymnasium on Friday night the main topic of conversation was the Pantherette defense. However, the offense wasn’t too shabby either.

The Pantherette’s pressed the Lady Longhorns at every opportunity and forced turnovers and two 10-second violations in the first quarter. Sophomore guard Ariel Atkins and senior guard Morgan Bolton led the defense with 3 steals each in the first, and Atkins added four rebounds, on the way to leading the Pantherettes in rebounds with 8 for the game.  Kiera Perry led all scorers in the first with five points and at the end of the first the Pantherettes led 10-7.

In the second quarter senior guard Empress Davenport scored 5 points as Duncanville, but the Lady Longhorns were able to close the gap and at one point tied the game 16-16. The Pantherette defense answered the call and Alisha Spearman, senior guard, and Bolton added two more steals each and at the half the Pantherettes held a 22-16 lead.

The third quarter was all Duncanville, at both ends of the court. Only Jada Terry scored for Cedar Hill, 6 points, in the third. Perry added 5 more points, while four different Pantherettes added a steal each and as team they pulled down 8 more rebounds to take a 35-22 lead into the fourth quarter.

Perry took over the scoring in the fourth pouring in six more points, to lead all scorers with 17 points, including going 4/5 from the line. Senior guard Empress Davenport scored 10, and Bolton had 9 points for the game to defeat the Lady Longhorns 54-30.

As a team the Pantherettes totaled 13 steals and 18 rebounds.

The leading scorers for the Lady Longhorns was Jada Terry with 10  points and Candice Adams with 8.

The Pantherettes next face the Lady Gophers at Grand Prairie High School on Tuesday, December 20 at 3PM. The Panthers face the Gophers immediately following the Pantherettes game.

Duncanville Pantherettes

Number Name Fouls 3-Point 2-Point FT Total
00 Kiara Perry 1 1 5 4/5 17
10 Morgan Bolton 3 3 3/4 9
11 Empress Davenport 4 2 2 10
12 Ariel Atkins 3 2 1/3 5
14 Kirby Anderson
20 Tasia Foman 2 2 2/2 6
23 Alisha Spearman
33 Destiny Means
41 Martisha Bables
44 Antiona Robinson 2 3 6
45 Shannon Franklin
Total 15 53

Cedar Hill Lady Longhorns

Number Name Fouls 3-Point 2-Point FT Total
10 Courtni Gibson 4 2/2 2
11 Ashley Reed
14 Candice Adams 3 2 1 0/2 8
20 Deaundria Davis 1 1 2
21 Kendra Howard 1
22 Morgan Chambers
25 Anngelicq White 1 2
33 LaBrittney Jones 4 3 0/2 6
34 Jada Terry 1 5 0/1 10
Total 14 30