Shamaryah Duncan led Waco Midway with 14 points and the Pantherettes reclaimed the District 12-6A lead and clinched a playoff spot with a 49-32 win at Shoemaker on Tuesday.

Midway (20-12, 11-3 12-6A) entered the night a half game behind 12-6A leader Harker Heights, but moved a half game in front when the Lady Knights lost at home to Copperas Cove 58-53 in overtime.

Duncan made three 3-pointers for Midway.

Shoemaker’s Alexa Velasquez found her comfort beyond the perimeter and dropped nothing but 3-pointers as the Lady Grey Wolves attemped to rally from a 19-point deficit.

The Lady Wolves (3-23, 0-13) trailed by just two points after the first eight minutes, 7-5.

Midway posted 15 points in the second quarter and held Shoemaker to four for a 22-9 lead at the break.

Velasquez dropped in two of her six 3-pointers and a pair of free throws at the start of the second half.

She added an assist to Thresa Graves for a basket that brought the Lady Wolves within 12 in the middle of the third quarter.

But the Pantherettes closed out the period with an 8-0 run. Velasquez went down with an apparent ankle injury with three seconds left in the period as the Lady Wolves trailed 41-21.

Velasquez returned with six minutes left and quickly capped off a 9-2 run with a 3-pointer.

The Pantherettes return home to face Temple on Friday while the Lady Wolves head to Copperas Cove.

TUESDAY'S 12-6A SCORES

  • Belton 55, Ellison 40
  • Copperas Cove 58, Harker Heights 53, OT
  • Temple 52, Waco 30
  • Waco Midway 49, Shoemaker 32

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