The Midlothian High School girls’ basketball team wrapped up the 2019-2020 regular season on a high note, beating Joshua at home on Senior Night on Friday and routing Ennis on the road on Tuesday to close out a runner-up finish in District 14-5A.
The Lady Panthers (17-10, 10-2) cruised to a 55-36 victory over Joshua on Friday. It was the final home game for seniors Jerica Henderson, Mia Lara, Hallie Mayfield and Nia Taylor.
Maykayla Jackson led MHS with 12 points, followed by Henderson and Mayfield with eight points each. Landri Schreier added seven, Kadia Ward six, Lara five, Taylor four and Elise Jones three.
The Lady Panthers led 12-4 after three, but Joshua kept it close by creeping to within 19-14 at the half. MHS, though, used a 21-9 third quarter to take control of the game.
On Tuesday night, the Lady Panthers traveled down U.S. Highway 287 and defeated the Lady Lions, 70-29.
Up next is the playoffs, and the Lady Panthers will face the third-place team out of District 13-5A in the bi-district round early next week. The details had not been finalized as of press time.
14-5A boys: MHS 49, Joshua 30; MHS 61, Ennis 36
A 14-0 second-quarter run told the tale as the Class 5A No. 13-ranked Panthers eased to a home victory against Joshua on Friday night.
Nyk Madison led the way with 15 points and Kelton Williams added nine for MHS (22-8, 9-1). Other scorers were Omari Bobbitt and Paden Harris with six points each, Luke Reynolds with five, Roderick Reeder with four, Trevor Wyckoff with three and Haylen Mattiza with one.
MHS jumped out to a 16-9 lead after one quarter of play and then pitched a shutout in the second period to go on top by 21 points at the half.
The Panthers traveled to Ennis on Friday and claimed a 61-36 victory. The Lions provided a battle for the first eight minutes by taking an early 10-8 lead, but after that the Panthers pulled away, leading 21-17 at the half and 41-24 after three periods.
MHS will celebrate Senior Night for the boys on Friday at home against Corsicana at 8 p.m. The regular season ends next Tuesday with a showdown at 5A No. 12-ranked Red Oak with a share of the district championship on the line.