Pantherettes To Face Cibolo Steele in Texas UIL 6A Girls Basketball State Semi-Finals

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On Friday at 8:30 p.m., the Pantherettes are scheduled to play Cibolo Steele, a team they have not played this season. Senior guard Ciera Johnson is optimistic about Duncanville’s chances.

“I don’t care who we have to play, we’re going to win,” Johnson said. “We’re not going to lose this year. We’re gonna get it.”

Cibolo Steele finished #12 in the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches final rankings. The other two teams in the state tournament, Galena Park North Shore and Spring Dekaney are ranked #2 and #3 respectively.

The only other team to be ranked nationally is North Shore, and they were ranked #10 in the USA Today Super 25, and #22 in the USA Today Super 25 Computer rankings. MaxPreps has North Shore ranked #9 in their Xcellent 25 and #22 in their computer rankings.

In the other semi-final game, North Shore will play Dekaney at 7 p.m. on Friday evening, with the winner of both games playing for the state championship on Saturday at 8:30 p.m.

Head Coach Cathy Self-Morgan said she and her girls have enjoyed this undefeated season, going 37-0, and they’re excited as they head into the state semi-final game.

“I want it so bad for these girls. They have such good character and all my seniors are academic all-state,” Self-Morgan said.

Self-Morgan’s plan while on the road is to keep the girls’ schedule as routine as possible. The Pantherettes already have a high school lined up where they’ll run their regular workouts. In her additional role as the team’s surrogate mom, Coach Self-Morgan plans to tuck the girls in and take their cellphones by 10 p.m. each night so they will be rested and ready to play their best.

Self-Morgan said she knows the Duncanville community is behind her team and she and the girls feed off that unwavering support.

“They’re loud and proud – they’re a rowdy bunch,” Self-Morgan said. “They’re definitely not your golf group if you know what I mean. They do make their noise and we love them to death.”

This will be Duncanville’s 24th appearance in the state tournament. Their first appearance was in 1951 and they have been to the tournament in class B, 2A, 3A, 4A, 5A, and now 6A. Duncanville also has eight state titles and won their last state title in 2013.

Ticket and parking information for the state tournament at the Alamodome in San Antonio are available on the UIL website at:

All-Tournament tickets are on sale now through the following options:

  • Participating Ticketmaster locations
  • Calling Ticketmaster by phone at 1-800-745-3000
  • Alamodome box office – walk-up ONLY (no personal checks will be accepted)

​General Session Tickets will be sold at the Alamodome Box Office beginning the week of the tournament.

Girls State All-Tournament Ticket………………………………………..$75.00*

General Session Tickets……………………………………………………$15.00*

Children 2 years of age and younger (not occupying a seat)…………..FREE

*Additional fees may apply.

If there are any issues or questions with ticket orders, please contact Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000.