Panthers Fall to the Longhorns 36-34

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Coming off a 47-34 victory against Mansfield Legacy on Tuesday, the Panthers were geared up to face district rival Cedar Hill. The Longhorns entered the game having lost to the South Grand Prairie Warriors by a score of 54-34. With South Grand Prairie firmly holding on to second place in the district, this game could have significance in the playoff picture for district 5-5A.

Duncanville got off to a slow start, trailing at one point by double digits in the first quarter, until Brandon Issa and Mathew McQuaid combined for 7 points to put the Panthers to within 6 points. At the end of the first Cedar Hill led 13-7.

In the second period the offense and defense for the Panthers got on track. Tyler Lonzie and Omar Sherman put up 6 and 4 points respectively. On defense Lonzie came up big with 3 blocked shots and 2 rebounds. At the half the Panthers trailed 19-18.

In the third quarter, Lonzie and Sherman again led the Duncanville scorers with 4 points each and Sherman pulled down 3 rebounds and had 1 block as the Panthers scored 11 points in the quarter to Cedar Hill’s 8 points to go into the final period with a 29-27 lead.

In the fourth, Cedar Hill fought back to lead by 2 points with time winding down in regulation. On their final two drives the Panthers came up empty as the Longhorns defeated the Panthers by a score of 36-34.

Jalon Jones of Cedar Hill led all scorers with 17 points, and Braxton Harris scored 12 for the Longhorns. For the Panthers, Omar Sherman was the only player to get into double digits by scoring 10 points.

Next up for the Panthers is a home game against the Grand Prairie Gophers on Tuesday at 7:30PM.

Duncanville

# Name 1st Qtr 2nd Qtr 3rd Qtr 4th Qtr Final
1 Devonte Bailey 1 5 6
3 Matthew McQuaid 3 3 6
10 Brian Hampton
12 K.Moore
20 Glarion McKenney
21 Tyler Lonzie 4 4 8
24 Omar Sherman 6 4 10
30 Nassar Issa 4
32 Alfred Peterson
Total 7 11 8 8 34

Cedar Hill

# Name 1st Qtr 2nd Qtr 3rd Qtr 4th Qtr Final
10 Charles Wesley 3 5
12 Braxton Harris 2 4 2 4 12
14 Norderick Daniels
20 Jalon Jones 6 6 5 17
22 Corey Artis
24 Kendrick Hanes
32 Chauncey Hill
42 Darion Waggoner 2 2
44 Charles Middleton
50 Kealon Clayborne
52 Jordan Terr
Total 13 6 8 9 36