Posted On: 02/26/20 7:50 PM

I got to see the top two teams in Texas go head-to-head in Fort Worth Tuesday night. I'll start by saying that it's ridiculous that the No. 1 ranked Duncanville Pantherettes and No. 2 DeSoto Eagles had to face off against one another in the third round of the postseason, but it does indicate that the DFW area is home to some of the best squads in the state.

These two nationally ranked teams kept it close for the entirety of the game. Both sides played suffocating defense throughout, making every point that was scored meaningful. DeSoto held a small lead for much of the night, but Duncanville never trailed by a significant margin. Nobody should be surprised that this contest came down to the last few possessions. The Pantherettes were able to capitalize on their late game trips to the free throw line while the Eagles did not, and that ultimately ended up being the difference as Duncanville emerged victorious by a score of 47-43. They'll square off against Arlington Martin in the Regional semifinals on Friday.

Here are seven standout prospects from this playoff matchup:

Deja Kelly - 2020 5'8 Combo Guard (Drive Nation EYBL) Duncanville HS

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