GRAND PRAIRIE — Midlothian basketball used a balanced four-quarters on the way to win No. 4 on the basketball season Tuesday afternoon.
The Panthers, behind Caleb Jordan's game-high 19 points, took a 27-15 lead into the halftime locker room and never relinquished it, despite being outscored by Grand Prairie 33-31 in the second half. Midlothian defeated Grand Prairie 58-48.
Kaden Archie added 16 points, while Evan Marshall recorded a double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds. Zeke Bennett chipped in five points, Nyk Madison finished with three and Jon McDonald had two.
Midlothian was fresh off of a 59-53 win Saturday against Lake Highlands. Jordan led the Panthers with 25 points, while Archie scored 18 and Marshall added 11. The win capped the Panthers' run through the weekend tournament hosted by Highland Park High School with a third-place finish.
One game prior, it was Archie who led in the scoring department for the Panthers in a 76-74 loss to Rowlett. Marshall finished with 22 points and Jordan added 16.
In game one of the tournament, Midlothian handily defeated HSAA 79-44. Archie again led the team, this time scoring 24 points with five rebounds. Marshall added 19 points and five boards, while Jordan scored 10 points and dished out five assists. Bennett scored five points, Young had six, Omari Bobbitt added four, and Chigozie Ndumele chipped in one point.
The Panthers are now 4-2 on the season. Midlothian returns to action Friday, Nov. 24 against Grace Prep in the Thanksgiving Shootout hosted by Duncanville High School. Tipoff is at 3 p.m.