Panthers Claim Win In Opening Of District Play

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The Panthers started district action on Tuesday against the Gophers of Grand Prairie High School, and came away with a 65-54 win.

The Panthers played tenacious defense and relentlessly attacked the basket to start the game and the first quarter closed with a 24-10 lead. Keric Wynn scored 6 points in the first, with two driving baskets that drew the foul and Wynn added the free throw on both. Matthew McQuaid scored 5 points on a 3-point shot and 1 and 1 free throws where he scored on both.

In the second quarter, the Gophers drew closer as they scored 18 points to 11 points for the Panthers. Damarion Austin scored 7 points for the Gophers as Omar Sherman and Alfred Peterson scored 4 points each to lead all Panthers in the second quarter. Sherman and Peterson both pulled down 3 rebounds each as well.

In the third, the Gophers drew even closer, even tying the ballgame at one point, before the Panthers started pulling away thanks to 7 points by Sherman, who also had 3 rebounds and 2 steals in the quarter. The Panthers led 53-45 at the end of the third.

In the fourth quarter Sherman continued his strong offensive play with 6 points while Peterson had 4 points. The Panthers scored 12 in the period compared to 9 for the Gophers.

Leading scorer for the Panther was Omar Sherman with 21 points, who also had 8 rebounds and 3 steals. Matthew McQuaid scored 11 points and Alfred Peterson ended the game with 10 points, 1 steal and 3 rebounds.

The Panthers will be participating in the Whataburger Tournament over the holidays and will be taking on Milwaukee King at 5:45PM on December 28 at the W.G. Thomas Coliseum at 6108 Broadway Avenue in Haltom City, Texas.

Duncanville Panthers

Number Name Fouls 3-Point 2-Point FT Total
1 Devonte Bailey 1 3 2/4 8
2 Keric Wynn 4 2 2/2 6
3 Matthew McQuaid 3 3 2/2 11
4 Dominique Thomas
10 Brian Hampton
12 Nate Joubert 2
14 Jermani Grace 4 2 4
20 Glarion McKenney 2
21 Tyler Lonzie 1 2
24 Omar Sherman 3 8 5/6 21
30 Nassar Issa 2 1 3
32 Alfred Peterson 3 4 2/3 10
41 Joseph Thomas
Total 24 65

Grand Prairie Gophers

Number Name Fouls 3-Point 2-Point FT Total
2 Damarion Austin 2 1 1 6/6 11
5 Jaylen Fails 2 1 3 0/2 9
10 Jordan Johnson 3 2 6
11 Juzri Linzy 1/2 1
12 Jalon Anderson 1 3 3/5 9
14 Brandon Fichter 1 1 1 5/6 10
21 Cameron Edmondson
24 Jarron Boles
31 Jordan Jones 1 3 2/2 8
33 Preston Price
Total 10 54