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Lady Panthers advance after strong playoff performance



PLANO, TX – The nasty weather of last week couldn’t slow down the momentum of the Plano East girls basketball team.

After coasting their way to a win over Prosper in the bi-dis­trict championship round, the Lady Panthers, ranked as high as No. 6 by The Dallas Morn­ing News, had to wait over a week for their next contest, where they were able to knock off MacArthur in the area championship.

Once again, Plano East’s defensive intensity and inte­rior size proved too much for their opponents, as the Lady Panthers dispatched the Lady Cardinals 64-44 last Saturday.

Plano East jumped out to an early lead against MacAr­thur, who was one of the bet­ter offenses in the area all season. After gaining an early 10-point lead in the first quar­ter, the game was relatively even throughout the remain­der of the game, but the Lady Cardinals didn’t get a chance to make up any ground as the Lady Panthers dominated in­side.