KISD Basketball Playoff Update: Lady Kats out, Wildcats up against the odds

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Tip-off ? Kennedale vs Carter 7 p.m. tonight @ Midlothian Heritage HS
The #22 Kennedale Wildcats are 26-9 after barreling over their first round opponent in the 4A UIL playoffs, North Hills Prep 75-35. {{more: continue …}}
It was an easy first step but as with last year a huge wall must be surmounted in the Area round. Last year, the Wildcats defeated Summit International Prep 82-47 but then lost to Dallas Carter 62-54. Dallas Carter finished the year 24-9 after losing to Oak Cliff Faith Family, the eventual 4A state champion in the third round.
This year the second round opponent is once again Dallas Carter (27-7, 12-0). Carter swept District 12/4A and in the last TABC poll was ranked #2. The Carter Cowboys defeated Aubrey 99-49 in the bi-district round on Tuesday night.
Lady Kat update …?
The Lady Kats were defeated by Dallas Pinkston after a strong showing in the 4A Area round. The final score of 62-51 but it was not an easy win for Pinkston. Pinkston led by by 3 at 14-11. Kennedale recovered and took a two point lead in the second after a 13-8. The Kats went into the half leading 24-22. It was the third period that Pinkston took control of the game outscoring the Lady Kats 22-12 going on win the game 62-51.
Lady Kat player stats:?
  • #2 Peyton Landry 4pts, 1 steal, 2 deflections
  • #3 Reagan Jackson 26 pts, 4 steals, 2 deflections, 6 rebnds
  • #4 Tawny Smith-Knox 11 pts 1 steal, 5 deflections, 1 assist, 2 rebnds
  • #13 Danielle Cooper 1pt, 3 deflections, 3 assist , 6 rebnds
  • #14 Brooke Geneva 2 pts, 4 rebnds
  • #34 Ella Childress 2 pts, 2 blks, 1 deflection, 5 rebnds
  • #42 Kelsey Martin 5 pts, 1 deflection, 1 steal, 7 rebnds
Still the Kats finished the year as the undefeated district champions, bi-district champions and area qualifier with a final record of? 22 wins and 14 losses.

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