Houston Forward Times

12 February 2014 Written by  Simmie J Colson, III

Duncanville is the Team to Beat


By the time you read this Duncanville will more than likely have won their 100th straight basketball game as they enter the playoffs attempting to pull off a three-peat. That’s correct, Duncanville has won the past two state championships going away and their duo of Texas signees, Ariel Atkins and Tasia Foman, have played huge roles in their teams success. Atkins is arguably the best player in the nation and one of the best players I’ve seen in my life while Foman is right there with some of the top defenders I’ve had a chance to watch over the years, check video on my website to get an idea.

The Pantherettes lost a key player, Korie Leary, at the Texas Invitational held in Pasadena back in November but seniors Tiara Davenport, Louisiana Tech signee, Adrianna Davis and Keyanna Smith have stepped up as well as 6’4 sophomore Ciera Johnson who has created problems in the paint.

The second and third round games should be interesting as they are on a collision course to play Irving Macarthur featuring Tana Driver, one of the state’s top point guards and Tory Jacobs, a scoring machine that signed with Minnesota and Macarthur got a huge pick-up with transfer Gabrielle Gregory who is explosive on both ends of the floor. Should Duncanville win that game, more than likely they’ll face Flower Mound Marcus, a team they defeated by only five points early in the season. Morgan Easley, Taylor Roof and Vanessa Jones might be enough to raise the roof but when Duncanville is in their zone, no team in the state can beat them. Region 1 is the toughest in the state; it has been for the past four seasons and it’s setting the stage for an exciting state tournament.

MAA WereReady