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The Running Lady Kats Basketball season has started at 1-1

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The KHS football team is in the playoffs which means it is basketball time. The Kennedale LadyKats have started their season at 500 but much more is to follow.

The Lady Kats began the regular season last Friday at home playing 5A White Settlement Brewer High School (2-0). The visiting Lady Bears at home with an 85-60 win. This week Brewer defeated 6A Mansfield Legacy (1-1) 52-39.

Tuesday night, the Lady Kats in an away game bounced back with a win over 5A Midlothian Heritage (1-1) 51-48. (Note: Heritage moved up this season from 4A). Heritage was coming off a win over 6A Arlington Bowie (1-1) 57-44.

But despite just two games showing in the regular season, the Kats are busy with tournament action.

Last Saturday they participated in the Fan Harris Tipoff Invitation at Kennedale. Listed as top players at the event were Lady Kat players Peyton Landry, Reagan Jackson and Jayla Jackson Allen. Background information provided: The Fran Harris Girls Basketball Tipoff Invitational is a one-day showcase of some of the most exciting girls’ basketball teams in the DFW Metroplex – and the state. Fran Harris is one of the most decorated athletes from the Dallas Fort Worth metroplex, playing on an undefeated (40-) UIL state championship team at South Oak Cliff High School, an undefeated (34-0) NCAA Championship team at The University of Texas, and the WNBA’s first championship team with the Houston Comets.

Upcoming action …

This weekend, Kennedale plays in the Mavs Fall Classic in Frisco. Followed by a match-up with 4A Sunnyvale (1-0) at home this coming Monday, November 15, at 6:30 pm. Sunnyvale finished last year at 28-6, 12-0. Sunnyvale won a similar early season contest with the Kats last year 54-49.

Previous record …

Kennedale is coming off a 28-7, 7-0 season in 2021-22, where like Sunnyvale, the Kats went deep into the playoffs. This was a significant improvement over the 2020-21 season record of 8-13.

2022-23 Lady Kats roster

  • #2 Peyton Landry (Sr)
  • #3 Reagan Jackson (Sr)
  • #5 Jayla Jackson-Allen (Jr)
  • #12 Thi Pho (Fr)
  • #13 Kenzie Jackson (So)
  • #22 Emily Londono (Sr)
  • #23 Haven Verrett (Jr)
  • #24 Kaylyn Riley (Fr)
  • #32 Morgan Applewhite (Jr)
  • #33 Brooklyn Watts (Fr)

KHS Lady Kat Coaching staff

Rhonda Jackson Head Coach, Gary Burkham Assistant Coach, Tayla Vaughn Assistant Coach

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