Duncanville girls stifle FM Marcus in area round

EULESS, Texas -- Duncanville girls head coach Cathy Self-Morgan wasn't happy with her team's shooting Thursday night.

With the way her team played on defense, she didn't need to be.

The ESPN Dallas No. 2 Pantherettes frustrated Flower Mound Marcus all night en route to a 50-31 win in the area playoffs.

"That's our game; pressure, pressure, pressure as much as we can," Self-Morgan said.

Sophomore guard Tasia Foman led the way with 24 points, but even after her big night, Foman said it her team's defensive intensity that made the difference.

"We're ready for that," Foman said. "We do a lot of running and we're very conditioned, I think, more than most teams."

Duncanville didn't allow a field goal the entire second quarter.

Marcus mounted a comeback with a 10-3 run in the third to bring the game within seven, 31-24. Foman responded with a big 3-pointer and Duncanville never looked back.

Sierra Bone led Marcus with nine points.

Despite the big win, Self-Morgan said she hasn't seen the best of her team, yet.

"We're capable of so much better," Self-Morgan said. "I give the other team credit for taking us out of our game, but we're going to show up and have some swagger soon."

Duncanville will have the opportunity to show that swagger against the winner of Southlake Carroll and Mansfield Timberview in the regional quarterfinals.