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By Jared L. Christopher
Special to the Star-Telegram
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BURLESON ? Kennedale dominated Friday’s Class 3A area round playoff game against Glen Rose winning 80-57 at Burleson High School, extending the Wildcats win streak to 11 games. ??
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?We were on a mission today,??{{more}}Kennedale coach Vance Hughes said . ?The girls came out and really played hard and left it all on the court.?
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Seniors Travanti Downes and Autumn Williams combined for 34 points, while junior guard McKinley Bostad scored a game-high 25.
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?Travanti is our vocal leader,? said Hughes. ?Autumn is so athletic, but McKinley, she?s just a junior and she can take over a game on any given night.?
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Bostad, the area?s third leading scorer, hit two big 3-pointers in the first quarter to set the tone for the Lady Kats.
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?After those two 3?s I knew I was hot and I wanted the ball,? said a grinning Bostad. ?I?ve been staying after practice to work on my shot and I just want to do my best to help my team win.?
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Kennedale (28-6) led by as many as 21 points in the first half, but Glen Rose (23-8) kept things interesting by going on 6-0 run before the half to cut the deficit to 15. ?Bostad provided the spark in the second half, scoring 10 third-quarter points to put the Wildcats up by 26.
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While the win was gratifying, Kennedale has a much bigger prize in mind.
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?Our mindset is we aren?t settling for anything less than winning the regional finals,? Hughes said. ?We?ve been there three years in a row and lost every time. Most of these girls started as freshman and they won?t settle for anything less than being regional champions.?
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Kennedale meets Mineral Wells in the regional quarterfinals.
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Glen Rose 14 15 11 17 0 57
Kennedale 21 24 21 14 0 80

Read more here: http://www.star-telegram.com/1153/index.html?site=default&mkt=&Season=2012&tpl=Boxscore&ID=33777&Sport=22&TeamID=1735&SearchType=Teams#storylink=cpy

?See updated brackets for both Girls and Boys State Basketball Playoffs here?

www.uiltexas.org/basketball/playoff-brackets

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