Home KISD KISD Sports Kennedale Basketball plays Hillsboro on the road tonight

Kennedale Basketball plays Hillsboro on the road tonight

Battle brewing for 1st place


Weather permitting, both the KHS girl’s and boys’ basketball teams will play Hillsboro Tuesday night there. The Lady Kats will play at 6:15 pm and the Wildcats at 7:30 pm.

The Hillsboro boys’ team is 16-10 and 2-4 in district play. The Wildcats (21-6, 5-1) defeated the Eagles in the first round 71-39.

The Hillsboro girls’ team is 16-9 and 2-5 in district play. The Lady Kats (14-11, 7-1) defeated Hillsboro 83-43 in their first meeting.

Both varsity teams are battling for the top district spot …

As second-round action starts, the Wildcats are in a three-way tie for first place. Kennedale (22-6), Alvarado (24-3), and Life Waxahachie (24-5) have identical 5-1 records. Kennedale has beaten Life Waxahachie 55-42 at home but lost at Alvarado 66-64. Alvarado has lost to Life Waxahachie 60-53 at home. Kennedale will play Alvarado at home next week on Friday followed by Life Waxahachie on Tuesday, March 7 in an away game.

The Lady Kats (14-11, 7-1) find themselves one game behind Godley (22-6, 8-0). Kennedale will get another chance at Godley next week on Friday in a home game. That will be followed by a game at Alvarado who is close behind at 19-9, 6-2.

In action last week …

The Kennedale Wildcats beat Venus last Friday Venus 91-41 to move to 22-6, 5-1 ending the first round of district play. Venus fell to 6-21, 0-6.

Early in Q1 the Bulldogs, after hitting a corner shot for the first lead, stretched their lead to 7-3. After that, it was all Wildcats. The Cats went on a scoring spree hitting multiple threes and bursting into the lead 19-9 in Q2. By the third, it was 61-30 as Kennedale coasted to the 50-point win.

Leading the Wildcats was Jacoby Lovings (Fr) with 20 points followed by Noah Biles (Jr) with 11 points.

Team Stats (Kennedale/Venus)Rebounds 38/31; Assists 15/6; Steals 12/3; Blocks 0/0; FG% 49/28; 3PT% 35/19; FT% 85/55. (Note: stats unofficial)