The Midlothian boys varsity basketball team has been on a had a successful season so far. The Panthers are 9-3 on the season and have had solid play in their recent games.
The team got a big, non-conference win against the Dallas Samuell Spartans last Tuesday 68-48. The Panthers were lead by Jeff Wilson, who scored 16 points and Brandon Klor who tallied up 14 points.
Midlothian came up with another win against Lubbock Coronado in the Weatherford Kangaroo Klassic Tournament (76-73). The Panthers were lead by Lance Tipton who put up 16 points, Russell Smith, who added 14 points and Klor with 13 points.
The Panthers then continued their winning spree with a 53-43 win against Hurst L.D. Bell. Once again, the Panthers Tipton led Midlothian in points (23) and Klor had another big game, as well, after he tallied 17 points.
Midlothian also faced a familiar foe, the Red Oak Hawks, in the Weatherford tournament.
The tough Hawks basketball team were held to a season low 48 points as the Panthers took home another win by posting 62 points on 9-3 Red Oak.
Midlothian went on to play against the 9-1 Colleyville-Heritage Panthers, where the team put up a strong fight, but fell by one point 51-52.
The Panthers took another loss in the Weatherford Kangaroo Klassic, this time to Midland High School by nine points, 72-63. The 4-4 Bulldogs, who went on to take third place in the tournament had four different players post double digit figures against the Panthers. Midlothian was led by Klor with 16 points and Tipton who posted 14 points.
Head coach Terrance McCloud says despite not winning the tournament, he knows the team is very competitive.
I really thought we would win not only the Kangaroo Classic but also the Highland Park tournament we played in a couple of weeks ago, McCloud said. If my guys even approach their potential we will continue to be a solid team.
The Midlothian Panthers boys varsity team will next play Irving-Nitmitz at 8 p.m. on Friday, on the road.