The Midlothian Lady Panthers had a tough beginning to their week, but they rebounded and got their first district win of the season Friday.

First, Midlothian travelled to Duncanville to take on the defending state champions and No. 1 team in the state. Despite their best efforts, the Lady Panthers lost 79-18.

Each player for the Lady Panthers stepped out on the court ready to play and were fearless as they took on Duncanville. They came out of the game better and tougher than when they started.

Midlothian trailed 25-4 after the first quarter and 43-4 at halftime.

Lauren Paschall led Midlothian with seven points. Karrington Slaydon, Morgan Huffstutler, Jenna Price and Phylicia Kirk each scored two. Taylor Huffstutler, Mackenzie Sweeney and Kaylee Goerig each scored one point.

The team rebounded nicely to get a dominating 48-19 win at home against Grand Prairie.

The Lady Panthers led 14-4 after the first quarter, but couldn't pull away until the second half. A 15-1 run in the third quarter put the game out of reach as the team got its first district victory of the year.

Paschall and Price each scored 11 points. Brooke Greeson added nine and Meghan Turner contributed seven. Kirk scored five. Morgan scored twice. Sweeney, Goerig and Abby Graham each had one point.

Midlothian (8-8, 1-3 in 7-5A) will return to the court at 2 p.m. Saturday in Weatherford. The next home game for the Lady Panthers will be Jan. 7 against DeSoto.