MANSFIELD

The bonus was disastrous for the Midlothian Lady Panthers basketball team Friday against Mansfield Summit.

Midlothian committed seven team fouls late in the third quarter to put Summit into the bonus and to the Lady Jaguars to the free throw line 24 times over the next 12 minutes and change.

The Lady Jaguars converted on 15 of those opportunities at the charity stripe, which included shooting 12-of-18 at the free throw line in the fourth quarter for the 53-50 win.

The loss dropped Midlothian to 15-8 on the season and 4-3 in District 10-5A.

As they head into the second half of the district schedule, the Lady Panthers now sit in fourth place in the district standings behind No. 1 (27-2, 7-0) Mansfield Timberview, (16-9, 6-1) Mansfield Summit, and (18-8, 5-2) Waxahachie.

Midlothian is one win clear of fifth-place (12-12, 3-4) Mansfield Legacy for the district's final playoff spot.

Taylor Sorrels led the Lady Panthers with 16 points and connected three times from behind the arc. Kierra Middleton poured in 15 points and Cristina Balderrama scored all 11 of her points in the second half and seven of those in the 11-point Midlothian fourth quarter. Sarah Williams rounded out the Midlothian scoring with eight points.

Due to inclement weather Tuesday, the Lady Panthers return to action Wednesday, Jan. 17 at home against Red Oak. Red Oak is 7-12 on the season and picked up its first district win last Friday against Lancaster, 43-39.

Tipoff is at 5 p.m. at Panther Arena.