The Pantherettes lost in overtime to Mansfield Timberview, 78-75, in the season opener of the 2016/2017 season. Duncanville came into the contest ranked #1 in the Texas 6A, while Timberview was ranked #2 in 5A by the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches.
The Pantherettes were unable to come up with an answer to Timberview’s senior point guard, Chennedy Carter, as Carter scored 40 points in the game and led Timberview in a come from behind victory.
At the half Duncanville held a 43-29 lead, but the Chennedy led Lady Wolves came back in the second half to tie the game at 68-68 at the end of regulation before outscoring the Pantherettes 10-7 in overtime.
Also scoring in double-digits for the Wolves was Taylah Thomas with 13 points, and Hailee Walls with 11 points.
For Duncanville, Starr Jacobs led with 21 points followed by Zarielle Green with 18 points and Aniya Thomas Thomas with 15 points.
Up next for Duncanville is the Firsco ISD Tipoff Tournament this Thursday thru Saturday at Liberty High School.