Panthers Sit Firmly in Fourth Place After Split Last Week

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Splitting games last week against Cedar Hill and Midlothian, the Duncanville Panthers are sitting in fourth place in district 8-6A with a 4-6 district record. Sitting in fifth place is Midlothian at 2-7 and behind them is Grand Prairie at 2-8 and Mansfield at 1-8. Duncanville has split games with Midlothian this season, and the Panthers defeated Grand Prairie earlier in the year.

The Panthers finish out the season with a bye on Tuesday evening, before hosting the Grand Prairie Gophers on Friday night at 7:30 p.m and then traveling to DeSoto next Tuesday for a 7:30 p.m. game against the district leading Eagles. The Eagles are 26-2 on the season and are ranked #4 in the state by the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches, and the #6 team in the nation according to MaxPreps Computer Rankings.

Duncanville kept it close in their game against Cedar Hill, forcing the game into overtime after finishing regulation knotted at 70-70. In overtime the Longhorns pulled away to take the 83-77 win.

Senior Jalen Harris poured in 41 points for the game and was the leading scorer for the game. Dexter Johnson, junior, was the only other player in double-digits for the Panthers with 11 points.

Cedar Hill was led by Terrence Jones with 29 points, followed by Leon Sneed with 19, and Jonathan Webb with 16 points.

The Panthers had a tough time starting out with Midlothian, but came away with the 76-58 come from behind victory. Midlothian had jumped out to a 42-31 lead by half, but Duncanville fought back and outscored Midlothian 45-16 in the second half.

Harris led Duncanville with 18 points, with Sedrick Mason dropping in 16 points, Jokobi Pearson contributed 15 points, and Johnson closed out double-digit scorers with 10 points.

Midlothian’s Lance Tipton had 19 points and Kaden Archie scored 13 points in the losing effort.