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Lady Kats move on to Round II UIL 4A playoffs, Wildcat get ready to face Dunbar for 3rd time this season

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KHS basketball programs earn dual District 9/4A titles ? again

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The Kennedale High School basketball programs have finished regular season play. Both the girls and boys varsity programs have won a district title.? Both teams have a berth in the UIL 4A state playoffs.? {{more: continue …}}Both teams have won 20+ games this season.? And, both teams are Top 25 Class 4A TABC state ranked teams.
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Update Lady Kat Basketball ? UIL playoffs ?
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The Lady Kats have already played their first playoff game.? In bi-district playoff action Monday night, the Kennedale Lady Kats easily defeated the fourth seed out of District 10/4A Dallas North Hills Uplift Academy, 94-5. Kennedale is now 22-13 and ranked at #22 in the final regular season statewide TABC poll for Class 4A. TABC

Final Rankings Girls Basketball 2020

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The Lady Kats have earned a playoff spot for the 19th time in the same amount of years. And,for the second year in a row, the Lady Kats faced and defeated North Hills Uplift in bi-district play and will once again face the Dallas Pinkston Lady Vikings in the area round. UIL

Girls 4A Basketball Playoff Bracket – Region 2&4

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It was the Lady Vikings who booted Kennedale from the playoffs (55-43) last year.
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In district play the Lady Kats have average 73.5 points per game while allowing just 31.5 points. In doing so, they have gone undefeated in district play for their 4th straight year.
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About Pinkston …?
  • The Dallas Pinkston Lady Vikings are 26-5, 11-1 and ranked #15 by TABC. As their record indicates this is a huge test for the Kennedale, as it was last year.?
  • Pinkston lost their first district game to Dallas Lincoln back on December 19 by a score of 57-54. After that, it was a sweep of District 12/4A including a return match with Lincoln which the Lady Vikings won 69-64.?
  • The Lady Vikings defeated Sanger 58-37 in first round tournament play on Monday. Sanger (19-14, 6-4) was the 3rd place team out of district 11/4A.?
  • In the last 14 regular season games, Pinkston has average 77.5 while limiting opponents to a 29.5 average per game. Last year they finished the season at 25-9 and went 3-deep in the UIL playoffs before losing to Melissa.?
Game information? – Kennedale vs Pinkston …?
  • Kennedale Lady Kats vs Pinkston Lady Vikings 7:00 p.m. Friday @ Grand Prairie High School ? Area Round UIL Playoffs.
Game update – Kennedale vs North Hills Uplift ??
  • Scoring Stats: Peyton Landry 18, Reagan Jackson 16, Tawny Smith-Knox 16, Kelsey Martin 14, Danielle Cooper 11, Brooke Geneva 8, Taitlynn Aguilar 4, Bailey Thorpe 4 and Sarah Adejokun 3.

Wildcat Basketball Update ?

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The Kennedale Wildcat basketball team has finished the regular season at 25-8 after going 11-1 in district play. The Wildcats earned their second consecutive co-championship with Dunbar. This is also the Cats’ 8th straight district title. In the final ranking by TABC, the Wildcats were ranked #22 in Class 4A. TABC

Final Rankings Boys Basketball 2020

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Last week, the Wildcats travelled to Castleberry to defeat the Lions 72-58.? The Cats then hosted Western Hills on Senior Night this past Tuesday, winning the game 75-50.
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Kennedale now plays Dunbar in a one-game playoff to decide 1st and 2nd seed for the UIL playoffs which begin next week. Besides Kennedale and Dunbar, Benbrook has secured a playoff spot as a 3rd seed in District 9/4A along with Western Hills as the 4th seed. UIL

Boys 4A Basketball Playoff Bracket ? Region 2&4

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District 9/4A seeding playoff information …?
  • Kennedale Wildcats vs Dunbar Wildcats 7:30 p.m. Friday @ Arlington Sam Houston High School??
Game update? vs Castleberry …
  • The Lions won Q1 23-19 while Kennedale won Q2 24-11 and were able to take a 43-34 into halftime. The Cats kept the lead in Q3 by a score of 56-42 before finishing with the winning score of 72-58.?
  • Individual Scoring: Scott Whorley 14, Versie Hodges 13, James Cain?10, Austin Pickett 9, Francis Rivera 8, Alex Adams 6, Devin Pickett 5, Wayne Landry 4, Christion Whitaker 3.?
Game Update vs Western Hills …?
  • Western Hills led very briefly at the beginning of this game at 2-0 and managed to tie the game several times during the first period but the Cats were on top at the end of Q1 at 13-8. The Wildcats expanded their lead with a 22-9 run to take a 35-17 into halftime.?
  • Western Hills was never able to recover. After three, it was the Cats on top 57-35 and Kennedale went on to win 75-50 and earn another district championship, sharing the title with Dunbar.?
  • Individual Scoring – Scott Whorley 26, James Cain 10, Versie Hodges 9, Christion Whitaker 8, Wayne Landry 7, Alex Adames 6, Austin Pickett 3, Francis Rivera 2, Kyle Brooks 2, Devin Pickett Jr 1 and Dennis Simmons 1.

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