With one district game under their belts, the Midlothian Lady Panthers (8-8, 0-1) had an open date Friday night.

Unfortunately, that single district contest was a 46-37 loss to Lancaster.

“Lancaster has a couple of big kids inside, but they were very quick on the perimeter and that caused us a lot of problems,” Coach Stephanie Upshaw said.

“They were quick and we could not contain the drives to the basket. They are very good with pressure defense and we just didn’t play well in the fourth quarter,” the coach added.

Sophomore Cameron Hartson paced the Lady Panthers with 12 points. Other Midlothian scorers were Meghan Morrow (2), Rachael Walters (8), Lauren Ramsey (6), Ally Byrum (2) and Natalie Ruud (7).

Midlothian had the week to regroup before hosting Arlington Seguin on Tuesday as district play resumes.

Seguin is the district front runner with victories over Waxahachie (56-29) and Lancaster (34-31).

The Seguin Cougars are young, but alreadyhave attained a top-15 ranking from the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches.

Led by twin towers Alex Adekunie (5-11) and Amber Doolittle (6-1), both juniors, the Cougars play a tenacious brand of defense.

The Cougars have quickness and size on the perimeter with guards Veronica Azubuike (5-8), Krista Summerville (5-9) and Briana Johnson (5-8).

The combination of size and speed allow the Lady Cougars to be very aggressive.

Midlothian will counter with sophomore Natalie Ruud at post, on the perimeter is Cameron Hartson, Katie Ross, Rachael Walters, Meghan Morrow, Taylor Daugherty, Katie Ross, Samantha Jackson.

Also playing in the paint for the Lady Panthers are Lauren Ramsey, Ally Byrum and Nicole Hulshouser.

Subvarsity action

The Lady Panther junior varsity downed Lancaster 53-21.

Trisha Dupree paced the scoring attack with 21 points. Also making the MHS scoring column were Kyeria galbreath (8), Jordan Bowman (6), Krystal Smotts (6), Amber Branham (5), Lauren Daniell (2) and Krissy Stephens (1).

The freshman team fell to Lancaster 56-24. Scoring for the Lady Panthers were Hannah Plante (14), Brandi Spillers (7) and Whitney Cowley (3).