Athens Review, Athens, Texas

February 24, 2013

HIGH SCHOOL AREA ROUND PLAYOFFS: Panthers' win 49-48 thriller over Wills Point to advance to Quarterfinals

Joe Elerson
The Athens Review

FORNEY — A missed 15-footer at the buzzer by Wills Point Tigers’ Jah Golden propelled the Mabank Panthers’ into the Class 3A, Region 2 Quarterfinals with a, 49-48, win Friday night at Forney High School.

Five players scored for the Panthers (25-9), led by senior post David Marler, who scored all 14 points in the second quarter en route to a game-high 20 points.

Senior Landon Marshall was the other double figure scorer with 14 points.

First-year coach Tracy Carter’s Panthers’ face Texarkana Pleasant Grove in the quarterfinals Tuesday night at 7 p.m. at Hallsville High School.

A full recap of the area round game will be in Tuesday’s Athens Daily Review.