The Midlothian boys basketball team had a tough start to district play last week as it lost its first two games on the 7-5A schedule.

First the team, traveled to Duncanville and suffered a 57-44 loss.

Midlothian fought hard the entire game and kept the game competitive throughout. Duncanville's lead slowly grew through out the game, but the Panthers kept battling as the underdog.

Brandon Klor led all scorers with 19 points. Jeff Wilson scored eight. Ray Marshall added six, Lance Tipton had five, Daniel Dopson contributed three, Adrian Gordon scored two points and Wesley Smith had one.

The Panthers tried to rebound against Grand Prairie, but lots 46-43 in double overtime after a great fourth-quarter rally.

The game was tight for the first two quarters as the Panthers trailed by just five at halftime. That deficit grew to eight before the fourth quarter. In the final scheduled frame, Midlothian battled to tie it up late and force overtime with the game tied at 34.

After a back-and-forth first overtime, Grand Prairie narrowly escaped Midlothian with the victory.

Tipton led with 14 points and Marshall had 10. Klor scored nine. Gordon and Wilson both added four and Dopson added two.

The Panthers (5-7, 0-2 in 7-5A) will return to the court Monday when they host Irving at 6 p.m.