Duncanville Dynasty!

The Duncanville Pantherettes start their celebration as the buzzer sounds in last Saturday’s State Championship game in Austin, Texas.

The Duncanville Pantherettes start their celebration as the buzzer sounds in last Saturday’s State Championship game in Austin, Texas.

DUNCANVILLE, TX – The Duncanville Pantherettes once again reign over Texas girls’ basketball. In a Saturday night game that was not as close as the 59-36 final score indicated, Duncanville defeated the Cibolo Steele Lady Knights in the Class 5A Championship game of the UIL State tournament at the Frank Erwin Center on the University of Texas campus.
Led by Senior Kiara Perry, the Pantherettes jumped out to an 11-6 first quarter lead and never looked back. Over the course of the second and third periods they increased their lead to 24 points.
Early foul trouble sent Duncanville stars Ariel Atkins and Antoina Robinson to the bench in the third quarter, but the depth of the Pantherettes showed as the Steele team never mounted a serious threat.
This was the 70th consecutive victory for the girls’ team, and it capped a perfect 42-0 season. The Pantherettes have made 22 appearances in the state’s final four and have now won eight championships.
Afterward, Coach Cathy Self-Morgan reminded everyone that the legendary coach Sandra Meadows had a Pantherette team with a 134-game winning streak and three consecutive State Championships. With the wealth of talent returning to the team next year, it is likely that Duncanville will be favored to repeat as State Champions once again.
Perry was named the Player of the Game by Fox Sports Southwest, who televised the contest. In addition, Perry was voted Tournament MVP by the media.

The 2012-2013 State Champion Duncanville Pantherettes (Photo courtesy Panther Prints)

The 2012-2013 State Champion Duncanville Pantherettes (Photo courtesy Panther Prints)