Pantherettes Roll Over Marauders to Advance to Regionals

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The Pantherette defense stepped up big on Thursday night as Duncanville faced Flower Mound Marcus in the 5A Area playoffs. Also stepping up big was sophomore Tasia Foman, who scored 24 points on the evening.

For most of the evening Duncanville played press defense on both ends of the court, and their offense looked to be on a fast break throughout the game. By the end of the third quarter, the Marcus players looked winded and reeling.

Foman averages 12.6 points per game, but consistently found the bottom of the bucket throughout the game, including two shots from beyond the arc, and going 8-10 from the free throw line.

In the first quarter, Marcus stayed close to Duncanville, holding the Pantherettes to only 10 points. However, the Duncanville defense played even tighter by holding the Marauders to only 7 points. Foman dropped in one of her 3-pointers and hit two of her four free throws to account for five of the Pantherette points. The defense of Duncanville was responsible for five steals in the quarter and 18 in the game.

The second quarter saw Duncanville go an offensive burst, scoring 14 points off the shooting of Foman and senior Morgan Bolton. The Pantherettes went into the locker room with a 12-point lead, 24-12. The Duncanville defense held Marcus scoreless in the second until 3:25 left in the period.
Foman continued her outstanding offensive play in the third along with sophomore Ariel Atkins, who both scored 5 points each, accounting for all ten of the Pantherette points in the period. Marcus was able to close the gap slightly, cutting the Duncanville lead back to ten points.

In the final period Foman, Bolton and Kiara Perry accounted for the Pantherette points. Perry scored eight, Bolton 4, and Perry 4 to give Duncanville 16 points in the quarter. The Duncanville defense again held the Marauders to only 7 points.

One part of the defense that has really come on strong during the playoffs has contested shots and rebounds on the defensive boards. Against the Marauders, Duncanville had four blocks and pulled down 19 defensive rebounds. Also defensively, the Pantherettes were able to hold the Marcus leading scorer, Morgan Easley, to only 6 points.

Duncanville continues on to the regional round and will play the winner of the Southlake Carroll and Mansfield Timberview game that is being played on Friday night at Richland.

Duncanville Pantherettes

# Name 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
00 Kiara Perry 3 1 4 8
10 Morgan Bolton 1 3 4 8
11 Empress Davenport 1 1
12 Ariel Atkins 2 5 7
14 Adrianna Davis
20 Tasia Foman 5 6 5 8 24
23 Alisha Spearman
33 Destiny Means
41 Martisha Bables
44 Antoina Robinson 2 2
45 Shannon Franklin
Total 10 14 10 16 50

Flower Mound Marcus Marauders

# Name 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
00 Shannon Malone
2 Ashley James 2 2 4
5 Krystal Richardson
10 Stacie English
11 Alex Legg
13 Sierra Bone 9 9
14 Morgan Easley 5 1 6
20 Taylor Roof 2 1 3
21 Terra Nevin
22 Vanessa Jones 2 2 4 8
24 Jenna Davis 1 1
32 Jessie O’Malley
44 Kaitlyn Cantrell
Total 7 5 12 7 31