The Lady Panthers started district play last week with a pair of tough defeats.

The first game on the 7-5A schedule for Midlothian was a 58-41 loss on the road at Mansfield Timberview.

The Lady Panthers started off strong and had an early lead, but lost the momentum in the second half.

Midlothian trailed by just one after the first quarter and four at halftime, but couldn't keep up with the Lady Timberwolves in the final two quarters.

Karrington Slaydon shot the ball great and led the offense with 13 points. Lauren Paschall and Meghan Turner both added nine.

Jenna Price scored five, Phylicia Kirk scored three and Taylor Huffstutler added two.

The team tried to rebound against Cedar Hill, but a slow start kept it from having any momentum in the 58-30 loss.

Midlothian trailed 18-3 after the first quarter and never got any closer. The Lady Panthers were outscored 32-17 in the second half.

Turner controlled the offense for Midlothian while Slaydon stepped up big guarding Cedar Hillís best player.

Paschall fought through an injury to lead the team with 10 points. Price scored five, Kirk and Huffstutler each had four, Turner chipped in three and Slaydon and Brooke Greeson both scored a pair.

The Lady Panthers young players, Greeson, Huffstutler and Makenzie Sweeney, showed no fear against Cedar Hill and attacked the basket.

The Lady Panthers (7-7, 0-2 in 7-5A) will try to get their first district win at 6 p.m. Friday at home against Grand Prairie.