The Kennedale Lady Kats Basketball is celebrating the close of the pre-Thanksgiving season that saw the team go 7-4 against 5A and 6A teams with the sole exception of 4A Sunnyvale, a game that the Kats won.
The Lady Kats started the season with a loss to 5A White Settlement Brewer, a win over 5A Midlothian Heritage, and then a loss against 6A El Paso Pebble Hills in overtime before beating 4A Sunnyvale in overtime 63-61. Sunnyvale was undefeated at the time at 5-0.
Since then Kennedale has won over 5A Denton (6-6) 63-44, Prestonwood Christain (5-3) 65-48, 6A Rockwall Heath 64-41, and 6A Tyler Legacy 53-48. Kennedale lost to 5A College Station 66-52 but finished with a win against 5A Joshua (4-9) 68-45.
Ranking and predictions …
TABC has Kennedale ranked #10 followed by Sunnyvale at #11.
Texas High School Girls Basketball (TXHSGBB) has Kennedale currently ranked #6 in Class 4A in Texas following #1 Glen Rose, Waco La Vega, Hardin-Jefferson, Canyon, and Fredericksburg. Finishing out the Top Ten is #7 Boerne, Geronimo Navarro, Canton, and Silsbee. (Note: Sunnyvale is #14).
dfwVarsity has put the Lady Kats of Kennedale in the #1 spot for Class 4A/Others in their pre-season ranking of area schools. Decatur followed by Peaster, Glen Rose, FW Southwest Christian, Grapevine Faith, Lipan, Alvarado, Brock, and Argyle Liberty Christian in at #10.
dfwVarsity also for the girls’ programs has put Kennedale as the projected winner of District 10/4A followed by Godley and then Alvarado for 1-3 and then Hillsboro, Life, Ferris, and Venus in the 4-7 slots.
Sunnyvale game details …
In the game, Sunnyvale was ahead in the 2nd 10-9 but Kennedale took the lead in the Q3 29-25 and kept it into the Q4 44-30. Sunnyvale did take a lead at 52-51 before Kennedale tied it to send it into overtime. In overtime, Sunnyvale kept the lead until the Lady Kats retook the lead at 61-60 before closing out the game at 63-62.
TEAM STATS: (Kennedale/ Sunnyvale) Rebounds 32-35, Assists 10/14, Steals 9/4, Blocks 1/0, FG% 38/40, 3PTS 26/30, FT% 54/63
Reagan Jackson and Jayla Jackson lead the scoring for Kennedale tossing in 25 points each.