Panthers Defeat Midlothian 47-40

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Coach Danny Henderson gets 700 career win.


Athletic Director Cathy Self-Morgan presents Henderson with the game ball and congratulates him on his 700th career victory.

Tuesday’s district opener against Midlothian carried extra weight as Duncanville Head Coach Danny Henderson was going for career win 700 in his first season with the Panthers.

panthers_at_midlo_002Midlothian came out with a game plan of slowing the game down and counting on their outside shooting to keep them in the game and it worked. Halfway through the first period a total of eight points had been scored, with Midlothian holding a 3-5 lead at that time. At the end of the first, Duncanville had taken a 2-point lead.

In the second period Midlothian continued the slow pace and actually took a one point lead on a Romello Chapman field goal with 14 seconds remaining in the half.

Henderson must have given a great halftime speech and made adjustments on guarding Midlothian’s Cody Meyers who had knocked down 3-pointers to keep his team in the game.  Duncanville came out and scored 14 points in the quarter on the 3-point shooting of Renard Green and Jerami Grace.

panthers_at_midlo_004The final period saw both teams pick up the pace and score 18 points each in the quarter with Duncanville keeping the 7 point advantage they got in the third quarter for the 47-40 victory.

This game also saw the return of Junior Post Omar Sherman from a knee injury earlier in the season. Sherman’s inside presence was felt as he pulled down 8 rebounds for the game.

The victory puts Duncanville at 16-2 on the season and 1-0 in district play. On Friday night Duncanville will travel to Cedar Hill to take on the Longhorns who lost to DeSoto on Tuesday 56-44.

1ST Qtr 2nd Qtr 3rd Qtr 4th Qtr Final
Duncanville Panthers 10 5 14 18 47
Midlothian Panthers 8 8 6 18 40

Individual Stats

Duncanville Panthers
Fouls Rebounds Steals Blocks Points
Davontae Bailey 2 5 4
Matthew McQuaid 2 2 6
Dominique Thomas 1
Chris Smith
Renard Green 12
Desmond Woods
Jerami Grace 3 5 1 7
D.J. Wallace 2 1 6
Omar Sherman 1 8 6
Nassar Issa 6
Zach Red 1
Total 10 22 2 47
Midlothian Panthers
Fouls Rebounds Steals Blocks Points
Elijah Muhammad 1
Nick Velasquez 1
Tariq Mustafaa
Romello Chapman 2 4 1 1 7
Joseph Johnson 2
Brandon Hopkins 4
Colton Rapp 2 1 15
Josh Tolbolka
Jeramy Tolbolka 3
Jacob Mathis
Cody Meyers 1 16
Tanner Nix 1
Total 10 10 1 1 40