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Cats knocked off Castleberry 83-54 last week …

The Kennedale Wildcats, who are ranked at #7 and who have been ranked almost all season in the top ten in Class 4A basketball, play their last game of the regular season at Western Hills Tuesday night. Game time is set for 8 p.m.? {{more: continue …}}
Kennedale hopes to secure the school?s 7th straight district title tomorrow night . The Cats are currently tied with Dunbar for first place in District 9-4A with an overall record of 29-3, 10-1. Western Hills is currently in third place and four games back of the leaders at 7-4 and 21-11 over all. Castleberry is safely in 4th place at 6-6 and will complete the top four teams from District 9-4A that will move on to the playoff this season.

Castleberry game story ??

  • Kennedale won 3 of the 4 quarters ? Q1 13-6, Q2 21-9 (halftime 34-15), 17-18, 32-21 (final 83-54).
  • Q1 ? Kennedale scored first and held the lead at 3-0 until mid-quarter when Castleberry took what would be their only lead of the game at 4-3. Kennedale then regain the lead and began a slow climb to expand the lead. Kennedale finished the quarter with a 10-2 run for? 13-6 finish.
  • Q2 ? Castleberry would never get close again. The spread continue to expand? to 10 points midway to 19 points by the end of the quarter, finishing with a score of? 34-15 at halftime.
  • Q3 ? Castleberry made their best effort in this quarter as they had a 10-4 run and cut the lead back to 13. Kennedale responded late and took it to a 20 point lead at 47-27 near the end of quarter before finishing at 51-33.
  • Q4 ? It was a wrap up for the Cats as they had the Lions against the ropes with no way out. The Wildcats had a 40 point lead at one point before finishing the game ahead 83-54.
  • Scoring ? Kennedale had four players in double digits led by Jaden Smith with 17 points followed by Jamal Downes with 16 pts and with 11 each, Trey Poe and Scott Whorley. Others scoring for the Cats were Tre Jones 4 pts, Versie Hodges 4 pts Brandon Nelson 3 pts, James Cain 2 pts, Alex Hodges 2 pts, and Robert Corbett. Tre Jones did what he does best with 5 assist, 10 rebounds, 7 deflections, 2 steals, 7 blocks.?
Playoff notes …?
The playoff will not start until next week but if things go as they should on Tuesday night both Kennedale and Dunbar will go down in the record book as co-champs of District 9-4A for 2019. But co-champs to do fit the playoff brackets, one has to be the top seed while the other is the second seed so the playoff brackets can be completed.
There are several option. One way is for one of the coaches to volunteer his team to go as the second seed. Another way is for coaches to flip a coin for position. The third way is to have a one game playoff to decide the seeding. While any one of these options can determining seeding it does not change the district standings, both remain as co-champs.
Expect a decision, soon, if it has not already been made.
Game Day Information …?
Kennedale @ Fort Worth Western Hills ? Tuesday, February 12, 2019 – 8 p.m.

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