Pantherettes Roll On in Sandra Meadows Classic

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The Pantherettes rolled through another round of the classic by defeating Kennedale 77-39, setting up to meet St. Thomas More from Lafayette, LA. Currently MaxPreps has St. Thomas More ranked #3 in Louisiana and they finished as Louisiana 5A champions last year.

In what has become a recurring theme with the Pantherettes, the defense played by this team continues to confound their opponents.

In the first period the Pantherettes combined for 5 steals and 4 blocked shots, while pulling down 5 defensive rebounds. Duncanville scoring was lead by Tasia Foman’s 6 points as the Pantherettes totaled 17 points in the first, while holding the Lady Kats to 7 points. Kennedale standout Jamaika Hughes was held to only 2 points for the quarter, and 5 points for the half. At the end of the first Duncanville led 13-8.

The second quarter saw the Pantherettes pressure the ball even more, creating 7 steals, with Morgan Bolton, Empress Davenport, and Foman getting 2 each. Kiara Perry scored 6 in the quarter to lead the Pantherettes and Duncanville took a 36-12 lead at the half.

In the third Duncanville began opening the offense up on the scoring of Davenport and Foman, who scored 6 points each, with three other Pantherettes scoring 4 each to extend their lead to 61-22 after three quarters. Duncanville totaled 6 steals again in the third, with 10 rebounds.

With a commanding lead once again Coach Cathy Self-Morgan was able to play the bench the majority of the fourth quarter. Foman continued her offensive assault by scoring 7 points in the quarter to lead all scorers with 24 points. The Pantherettes again totaled 6 steals in the quarter to give them 24 steals for the game.

Foman and Morgan Bolton combined for 13 steal, over half of the Pantherette total, while Kiara Perry totaled 3 blocked shots.

MaxPreps currently has the Pantherettes ranked #1 in the state and #5 in the nation.

Duncanville meets St. Thomas More at 10:30AM on Thursday in the arena. The winner of that game will face either Plano West or Little Rock Hall (AR), who meet in the 9:00AM game. Both games will be televised by Sportsgram Internet Sports Network at www.sportsgram.net. Sportsgram will also carry the tournament championship game at 7:30PM on Thursday evening.

Duncanville
Name # Fouls 1st Qtr 2nd Qtr 3rd Qtr 4th Qtr Total Points
Kiara Perry 00 2 4 6 4 14
Morgan Bolton 10 2 2 2 3 7
Empress Davenport 11 2 3 2 6 11
Ariel Atkins 12 2 2 4 4 3 13
Kirby Anderson 14 1 4 4
Tasia Foman 20 6 5 6 7 24
Alisha Spearman 23 3 2 2
Destiny Means 33 0
Martisha Bables 41 0
Antiona Robinson 44 1 0
Shannon Franklin 45 2 2
13 17 19 29 12 77
Kennedale
Name # Fouls 1st Qtr 2nd Qtr 3rd Qtr 4th Qtr Total Points
Jamaika Hughes 4 2 2 3 7 7 19
Lexi Anderson 11 3 4 7
Josselynn Thomas 13 0
McKinley Bostad 14 2 2 2 4 8
Nia Watson 23 0
Sadie Fleschner 24 2 0
Autummn Williams 32 1 0
Travanti Downes 33 1 3 2 5
8 7 5 10 17 39