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District Champs Kennedale Lady Kats earn 11 all-district/academic awards

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Eleven members for the 2019 District 9-4A Basketball Champions, the Kennedale Lady Kats, earned All-Academic and/or All-District awards. There were eight who were recognized for their play on the court and seven you made the list for their performance in the classroom. {{more: continue …}}

The 2018-19 Lady Kats secured their 3rd straight district sweep extending their record to 42-0 in district play and made their 18th straight trip to the playoffs. The Kats lost in the second round of the UIL playoffs ending their year with a record of 21-14 overall and 12-0 in district play.

In the playoffs, Kennedale easily defeated an outmatched North Hills Uplift Academic 105-9 but couldn’t keep up the pressure against Dallas Pinkston in the area round, losing 55-43.
All-District 9-4A Lady Kats ?
  • Tawny Smith Knox (JR) – Defensive Player of the Year & All Academic; (1st Team All-District 2018)?
  • Daija Pugh (SR) – 6th Man of the Year & All-Academic
  • Sanieya Anderson (SR) – 1st Team
  • Mac Briscoe (JR) ? 1st Team
  • Kalyne Daniels (SR) ? 1st Team; (1st Team All District 2018, Newcomer of Year 2017)
  • Trinitee Warren (SR) ? 1st Team, Bobby Miller Award (Team Player) & All Academic (2nd Team All-District 2018 & Bobby Miller Award 2018)?
  • Kelsey Martin (JR) ? 2nd Team & All Academic
  • Chyan Saffore (SR) ? Honorable Mention
  • Daniell Cooper (JR) ? All Academic
  • Jacquira Ishmeal (SR) ? All Academic
  • Bailey Stewart (SO) ? All Academic

The Lady Kats were coached by Head Coach Garrett Hilton (SPED), JV Coach Rhonda Jackson (English, College Transition) and Freshman Coach Rex Unruh (Anatomy, Environmental Systems).

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