Kennedale overwhelms Prep school basketball Tuesday night as Lady Kats turn 30


Both the Lady Kats and the Wildcats played North Hills Prep of Irving, TX on Tuesday night. The results were predictable. The Lady Kats won 85-0 and the Wildcats zoomed to a 107-31 win.

This is a perfect example of the problem that has faced Kennedale in volleyball and basketball this season – a district that was full of mismatched teams. It has not been fair to those teams nor Kennedale.

A notable exception has been Oak Cliff Faith Family. Oak Cliff Family boys team has been #1 in the Class 4A a good part of this season and #1 in the district standings with Kennedale in the #2 spot. The Oak Cliff girls team took the Lady Kats last week into overtime before losing out. The new district lineup for the next two years should be better balanced and more competitive.

Lady Kats turn 30 …

Tuesday night the Lady Kats led 37-0 in the first quarter as they rolled to their 30th win of the season versus 6 losses. And they are undefeated in district play at 9-0 with one game left to play.

It was Senior Night for the Lady Kats. Seniors honored were Katelyn Davis, Sarah Adejokun, Jayla Hervey, and Jade Pratt.

Next week the Kats will play Ranchview at home Tuesday, February 8.

Currently, the Kats of Kennedale are ranked #16 by the Texas Girls Coaches Association, and #9 by the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches.

Cats top 100 …

The Kennedale Wildcats topped 100 for the third time this season, rolling over district opponent, North Hills Prep, 107-31.

It was as complete a win as the score indicates. By the end of the first quarter, it was 25-10 and never got any closer. At halftime, the Cats led by a score of 64-16. The third quarter ended at 86-22.

Scoring for the Cats was a team effort and everyone got time on the court. The average playing time was just over 13 minutes and no played less than 9. Six players were in double figures.

Individual scoring: Austin Pickett had 2, Hunter Limbaugh 21, Jordan Miller 8, Breylen Harris 12, Tristan Lewis 4, Tyler Choice 10, Jonathan Venegas 2, Christion Whitaker 13, Dallas Dryden 5, Rishaun Gipson 13, and Landon Brooks 13.

The Wildcats will have two consecutive games at home next week. The first is against Ranchview on Tuesday evening at 8 p.m., followed by a home game against Uplift Summit International on Friday, February 11 at 7:30 p.m. This game will be Senior Night for the Wildcats.

According to the schedule, the Cats will close out their district season by visiting Uplift Williams Prep on Tuesday, February 15. The game time is 7:30 p.m.

Kennedale is currently 23-6 and 5-2 in district play. The Wildcats are currently ranked #11 in Class 4A by MaxPreps.