Covering High School Sports in America
Photo by Allen Frederickson

Jon Averkamp, Germantown

It doesn't seem to matter how talented its opponent is, the Duncanville (Texas) girls basketball team just keeps mowing them down in impressive fashion.

On Saturday the Pantherettes handed Coronado (Lubbock) only its second loss in 38 outings, 64-45, to win the Class 5A regional crown. It marked the 68th consecutive victory for the defending state champions, who are 40-0 this season. They will play 38-2 Clear Springs (League City) in Friday's state semifinals.

A pair of junior guards paced the Pantherettes' offense, with 5-foot-10 Ariel Atkins scoring 20 points and 5-6 Tasia Foman scoring 13.

*On the boys' side, Germantown (Wis.) won its 52nd straight game by beating Homestead (Mequon) 70-44 In front of a standing-room crowd for the Division I regional title. Seven-foot Indiana University recruit Luke Fischer scored 20 points for the 24-0 Warhawks, while junior Jon Averkamp held Homestead's leading scorer, Luke Worthington, to six points.

*Findlay Prep (Henderson, Nev.) won three times this past week to raise its record to 32-0 and its winning streak to 51 games.

On Saturday senior guard Nigel Williams-Goss dominated with a triple-double (25 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists) during an 84-68 victory over Future College Prep (Harbor City, Calif.). Christian Wood added 17 points and 10 rebounds. Goss had 19 points and six assists during a 92-79 victory over Westwind Prep Academy (Phoenix, Ariz.), while Wood had 18 points and eight rebounds.