Panthers Fall in Area Playoffs 59-48 to Justin Northwest

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In the area playoffs, Duncanville faced off with Justin Northwest at Grapevine High School on Friday night and the #3 seed from district 5-6A downed Duncanville 59-48 to advance to play DeSoto in the regional quarterfinals.

The Panthers were within two points 37-39, as the fourth quarter started, after holding the Texans to only 4 points in the third quarter. Northwest then outscored Duncanville 20-11 in the final period to pull away for the victory.

Duncanville was led by Tyler Watkins with 12 points, Dexter Johnson with 10 points, and Jalen Harris with 9 points. The Texans defense held Watkins, Harris, and Sedrick Madison below their points per game average.

The Panthers had no answer for the Texans’ freshman guard Avery Anderson and his 26 points. Tavien Ezell scored 12 for Northwest, while Javon Lipscombe contributed 9 points.