At 17-6 Wildcat Basketball starts another run at a district title

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The #13 Wildcats (17-6) will open district competition tonight when they travel to Fort Worth Diamond-Hill. Varsity play begins at 8 p.m.
Kennedale?s new district is composed of Alvarado, Diamond-Hill, Godley, Kennedale, and Venus. {{more}}Kennedale has been picked to win the district followed by Godley, Alvarado, Venus and Diamond-Hill.
Kennedale won the district title the past two years in their old district. Diamond Hill was the only team from that district to join Kennedale in the new district alignment.
As often happens, there is a significant split in the quality of play in the district. The top three teams, Kennedale, Godley and Alvarado will put up big numbers against the other two teams.
How will Kennedale measures up against Godley and Alvarado? With the nine game district schedule, the answers will come quickly. Alvarado plays Godley tonight. Godley then faces off against Kennedale at Kennedale next Tuesday. Then on Friday week, Kennedale drives down the road to play Alvarado.
All varsity games are schedule for 8 p.m.
The Wildcats split their last two games, losing to #10 Argyle and waltzing to a win over Nevada Community.
Argyle, January 9 (L)
Argyle (14-8) and Kennedale had just missed playing each other in the Whataburger Classic over the holidays when Kennedale lost in the championship coming in 2nd and Argyle took 3rd. That was remedied last week when the two met up at Kennedale High School.
It was a battle throughout the game. The first quarter ended with the Wildcats down by 3 at 12-9 and down by two at 34-32 at half. Kennedale cut it to one in the Q3, beginning last period with the score 48-4. But Argyle had the lead going into the final minutes and were able to force Kennedale into fouling. Argyle won by four, 66-62.
Senior VJ Hughes came up big with 31 points. Other Wildcats scoring were Brandon Conwright 12, Blake Ingram 6, Dominique Doss 5, Nick Autrey 3, Colton Otts 3 and Darius Hammond 2.
Nevada Community, January 14 (W)
Nevada Community High School visited Kennedale on Tuesday night. It was mismatch from the beginning. The Braves of Community High School (3-11) were quickly behind as the Wildcats outscored the Braves 21-8 and 41-14 for the first half. Kennedale went on to win 73-37.
V.J. Hughes led Wildcats with 17 points followed by Darius Hammond 11, Wadley 11, Nolan Wixson 7, Dominique Doss 6, Colton Otts 6, Nick Autrey 5, Aaron Chavez 4, Kole Hohenberger 4 and T.J. Davis 2.

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