Panthers Fall to Cedar Hill 46-44

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The #5 state-ranked Duncanville Panthers took their 16-2 record to Cedar Hill to take on the 8-5 Longhorns and came away with a stinging 46-44 loss.

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As anyone that’s been following this rivalry knows that records can go out the window when these two teams face off.

The Longhorns jumped out to a 9-3 lead in the first, before the Panthers battled back to within 4 points when the first quarter ended with the Panthers trailing 9-5.

In the second period the Panther offense came alive for 14 points with Matthew McQuaid scoring 5 points, and Renard Green scoring 4 to give the Panthers a 19-14 lead going into the half.

McQuaid kept the hot hand in the third with another 5 points, and Jerami Grace was responsible for scoring 4 of the Panthers 13 points. But, Cedar Hill scored 14 on the scoring of Clayborne (5 points) and Kendrick Hanes (4 points), along Jalen Jones (3 points), and C. Hill (2 points) to pull within 4 points at the end of the third with the score 32-28.

In the final period, both teams battled back and forth as the lead changed hands four times. McQuaid put in another five points in the fourth, but it wasn’t enough as the Longhorns poured 18 points, to Duncanville’s 12 as Cedar Hill closed out the game for a 46-44 win.

The Panther’s will have a few days off before participating in the Whataburger Tournament at Birdville’s Thomas Coliseum, December 27-29.

Currently the Panthers sit at 16-3 for the season and are 1-1 in District 7-5A.

1st Qtr 2nd Qtr 3rd Qtr 4th Qtr Final
Duncanville Panthers 5 14 13 12 44
Cedar Hill Longhorns 9 5 14 18 46

Individual Statistics

Duncanville Panthers

Name Fouls Rebounds Steals Blocks Points
Davontae Bailey 2 3 2 2
Matthew McQuaid 1 1 15
Dominque Thomas 2
Chris Smith
Renard Green 3 2 7
Desmond Woods 1
Jerami Grace 4 4 1 10
Michael Page
D.J. Wallace 4 4
Omar Sherman 4 2 2 2
Nassar Issa 3 2
Zach Red
Total 18 16 2 3 44

Cedar Hill Longhorns

Name Fouls Rebounds Steals Blocks Points
Charles Wesley
3
1
3
Charlie Middleton
3
1
1
4
Harris
1
Jalen Jones
3
2
2
17
J. Webb
Kendrick Hanes
3
1
4
Clayborne
1
2
1
10
C. Hill
3
6
Jordan Terry
Groden
Dorian Waggoner
2
2
Harper
Total
15
9
5
1
46