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Home sweep: MHS teams top Waco University at home

Panthers, Lady Panthers gain momentum at district schedule’s midpoint

Mirror report
Midlothian's Bailey Davis (12) makes a layup during Friday's home District 14-5A win over Waco University.Davis scored a team-high 16 points, including four 3-point baskets.

The Class 5A No. 23-ranked Midlothian Lady Panthers shook off a cold start and overcame a bout with turnovers to pull away on Friday night for a 57-24 District 14-5A victory over Waco University at MHS Arena.

Bailey Davis led the way with 16 points, including four 3-point baskets. Kadia Ward added 13 points.

Other scorers were Sheridan Silvers and Elise Jones with eight points each, Kai Nixon with five, Bailey Probst with four, Aaniyah Hayes with two and Halle Manwarren with one.

MHS (12-5, 4-1) battled to a 13-10 lead at the end of the first quarter, but the Lady Panthers got going in the second quarter behind a pair of Davis treys and a Silvers three-point play and doubled University at the half, 30-15. The Lady Panthers’ defense held the Lady Trojans to just nine points the rest of the way.

The Lady Panthers traveled to Corsicana last Tuesday and also picked up a win, 63-37.

Following Tuesday night’s game at Cleburne, the Lady Panthers have a district bye on Friday. They will host Joshua next Tuesday night to start the second half of district play.

Boys: MHS 51, Waco Univ. 35

The Panthers placed three players in double digits as they took a 51-35 win over Waco University on Friday night at MHS Arena.

Taylor Tobey and Kelton Williams each scored 12 points, and Corbin Green added 12 points and 12 rebounds for the Panthers (12-5, 3-1). Tobey was 3-for-3 from the field with a pair of 3-pointers, and 5-of-6 from the free throw line.

Other scorers for MHS were Ovie Agbigbe with eight points and Nathan Shepherd with five.

On Tuesday of last week, the Panthers traveled to Corsicana and rolled to an easy 82-52 win. A 35-7 explosion in the second period turned the game into a blowout.

Agbigbe and Williams, both sophomores, led the Panthers with 14 points, and Green added 12 points.

Other scorers were Luke Reynolds with nine, Gavin Crow and Alex Becerra with six each, Shepherd and Gage Mathias with five each, Tobey with four, and Ben Huh and Brodan Ware with two each.

Corsicana held a 15-14 lead at the end of one before the Panthers erupted in the second frame, holding a 49-22 halftime lead. MHS led by as many as 37 points in the second half before settling for the 30-point road win.

The Panthers were scheduled to travel to winless Cleburne on Tuesday night. They will have a district bye on Friday and will host Joshua next Tuesday to close out the first leg of the 14-5A schedule.