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OUR TIME: Panthers advance to quarterfinals

by David Specht

Doyline is back to the quarterfinals of the Class-B state tournament after a home victory over Mt. Hermon, 83-67 on Tuesday night in Doyline.

“I didn’t feel we played very well as a team,” Doyline coach Michael Normand said. “Probably because we’ve only played one game in over two weeks.”

The Panthers earned a first-round bye, and the game against Mt. Hermon was their first of the playoffs.

Jamaria Clark led Doyline with 25 points and ten assists.

“Jamaria’s shot was definitely falling tonight,” Normand said.

Javeon Nelson dominated in the paint with 16 points and seven rebounds for the Panthers.

Decari Markray was a force as well, putting up 14 points and 15 rebounds in the win.

Douglas Blow/Courtesy photo

Senior point guard Jordan Fuller controlled the game with 11 points, four rebounds, and stood out defensively with four steals.

The Panthers move on to face #23 Stanley on Friday at Doyline at 6:30 p.m.

“The gym will definitely be at capacity as Stanley always travels well,” Normand said. “Hopefully our fans take that as a challenge to arrive early for good seats.”

Stanley has pulled off two huge upsets so far, first with a 56-45 first-round victory over #10 Singer before knocking off #7 Monterey with a 43-41 win on Tuesday night.

Doyline beat Stanley 64-55 on Dec. 9, 2019 in Stanley.

The Panthers have not lost since Nov. 14, 2019.

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