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Senior Lady Kat Autummn Williams Named MVP – Travanti Downes and Jasmyn Poe on All-Tournament Team

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reprinted in part from the Ft Worth Star Telegram see below for link for more information?
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? ? ?Senior forward Autummn Williams was named tournament MVP at the State Region 1 Playoffs Saturday. Kennedale coach Vance Hughes attributed the award to Williams? dedication and ability to lead by example.
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?When the games are big and huge, Autummn always steps up,? Hughes said. ??That?s a player that we know we can go to when we need a bucket so that?s just Autummn being Autummn. She?s a leader and she wants to win.? {{more}}
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? ? ?Kennedale won the Region 1 championship by the number 1 ranked Stephenville Honey Bees in a hard-fought contest 49-45.?Senior forwards Autumn Williams and Travanti Downes combined for 27 of the Wildcats? 48 points. ?Downes said because it was her final trip to the regional final, her goal was simple.?

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?We all had one goal in mind, we?re always the same,? Downes said. ?We all had to get to state, this is our last year.?

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? ? ?The Wildcats were able to win the turnover battle by a large ? ?margin, but the Honeybees (28-9) were able to close the gap ?with rebounding and their ability to take advantage of second- ?chance scoring opportunities.With fewer than four minutes ?remaining in the fourth quarter, junior guard McKinley ?Bostad?made a three-point play to give Kennedale a 39-38 lead ?it would not surrender for the rest of the game. (Pictured are Downes ?and Bostad)
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? ? Travanti Downes and Jasmyn Poe (Soph) were named to the All-Tournament team. ?Poe made two clutch free throws in the final seconds of the game to help seal the victory over Stephenville. (Jasmyn Poe pictured)
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Hughes said he was overwhelmed with joy for his team finally advancing to the state tournament.

Read more here: www.star-telegram.com/2013/02/23/4639263/kennedale-girls-top-no-1-stephenville.html#storylink=cpy

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