Panthers Beat Cedar Hill in Season Finale

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Panthers now wait to see who their playoff opponent will be.

The Duncanville Panthers traveled to Cedar Hill to take on the Longhorns of Cedar Hill on Valentine’s Day evening. As typical of any match-up, in any sport, between these two schools, Cupid was not invited to attend.

Everyone knew going in that this would be a hard fought game, and records don’t matter when these two teams are involved. Both Cedar Hill and Duncanville had secured their playoff spots and Duncanville was trailing in district behind Cedar Hill by one game, and had lost to the Longhorns earlier in the season.

The Panthers established their presence early in the first quarter and Omar Sherman stepped up big with 8 points in the quarter and totaling 4 blocked shots and 2 rebounds. Duncanville closed out the first quarter with a 17-15 lead.

In the second both teams swapped the lead, never really getting further than two points ahead of each other. With 24 seconds, remaining in the quarter Matthew McQuaid dropped one from beyond the arc to give the Panthers a 29-27 lead going into the locker room. McQuaid hit another 3-pointer earlier in the quarter to lead the Panthers with 6 points in the period.

Cedar Hill came out in the third, and closed the gap and briefly took the lead. With 3:31 remaining Duncanville took a 38-36 lead and never looked back. Sherman, who had gotten into some foul trouble in the first half, came on strong and scored 6 points in the quarter. Brian Hampton also dropped 6 points for the quarter on two shots from beyond the 3-point line.

At 6:20 in the fourth quarter, the Panthers stretched their lead out to ten points for the first time in the game. Hampton continued with the hot hand, hitting a 3-pointer and going 5-6 from the free throw line. The closing statement on the game came with :28 seconds remaining in the game when Hampton threw and alley-oop pass to Sherman for a rim rattling jam to give the Panthers a 66-57 lead.

The leading scorer for Duncanville was Sherman with 19 points, followed by Hampton with 16, and both McQuaid and Kris Moore with 10 each.

For Cedar Hill Jalon Jones scored 12 points, followed by Chauncey Hill with 11, and Darion Waggoner with 10 points.

Duncanville

# Name 1st Qtr 2nd Qtr 3rd Qtr 4th Qtr Final
1 Devonte Bailey 3 4 3 10
3 Matthew McQuaid 2 6 8
10 Brian Hampton 2 6 8 16
12 Kris Moore 2 8 10
20 Glarion McKenney
21 Tyler Lonzie
24 Omar Sherman 8 6 5 19
30 Nassar Issa 2 2
32 Alfred Peterson 2 2
Total 17 12 17 21 67

Cedar Hill

# Name 1st Qtr 2nd Qtr 3rd Qtr 4th Qtr Final
10 Charles Wesley 4 1 1 3 9
12 Braxton Harris
20 Jalon Jones 5 3 4 12
22 Corey Artis 4 4
24 Kendrick Hanes 2 4 3 9
30 Jaidon Moore
32 Chauncey Hill 4 4 3 11
42 Darion Waggoner 4 2 4 10
44 Charles Middleton 2 2
50 Kealon Clayborne
52 Jordan Terry 3 3
Total 15 12 14 19 60