Duncanville Girls’ Basketball Close Out District Season Against Desoto


Junior Zarielle Green presses to the basket in a tough game against Cedar Hill for a district win. (Jose Sanchez photo)

Since Jan. 26, 2010 the Pantherettes haven’t lost a district game and are on the road to extending that streak tonight as they take on DeSoto carrying into the game a perfect 13-0 district record this year. With an overall record of 31-2 the team will likely secure the district championship and take that streak right into the State playoffs again this year.

The Pantherettes stand alone on top of the district standings destroying most all of their opponents this year including wins of more than 30 points or more against most district and non-district opponents. Desoto is currently second in the District standings with a 9-4 district record. Although the Pantherettes defeated Desoto 52-43 earlier in the season, this game could be challenging. The Eagles  are cross town rivals and the team gets home court advantage this time around.  Head coach Cathy Self-Morgan has been very impressed with her girls as they carry on her  legacy here at Duncanville with another dominant season.

“Focusing on the details, strong defense, limited turnovers, getting the boards and playing unselfishly has been the key to our season so far,” Self-Morgan states.

Self-Morgan also said this team is yet another special team in Pantherette history.

“This team works hard, has bonded, are a family and take care of one another on and off the court,” Self-Morgan said.  “That’s what makes this team special.”

This team is very special and looks poised to win their second set of back to back State Championships over the past 5 years. Even after a the two tough losses early in the pre-season, the Pantherettes found a way to bounce back.

“Both the teams we lost to early in the season were tough teams,” Self-Morgan said.  “Those games gave us more to focus on. The girls knew they beat themselves and a lesson was learned.”

The team is not focused on taking their perfect season to the playoffs next week as they look to finish with the gold again.

“We just have to take it one game at a time,” Self-Morgan said. “We have to have good health and a lot of luck to finish at the top again.”