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Kennard Celebrates Homecoming With Sweep Over Union Hill

Kennard’s Kendall Adair comes down the flooragainst Union Hill. (Karen Lederman Photo)Kennard’s Kendall Adair comes down the flooragainst Union Hill. (Karen Lederman Photo)It was a perfect homecoming night for Kennard High school.

After crowning the 2015-16 homecoming royalty, the Kennard Tigers and Lady Tigers treated their fans to a pair of victories over Union Hill on Friday, Dec. 11.

Leading by just three heading into the fourth quarter, the Lady Tigers used a 15 to 5 run to overcome Union Hill 36-23 and improve their season record to 8-6.

The Lady Tigers jumped out to a 12-0 first quarter lead, but Union Hill tightened the game to 18-11 at the break and 21-18 after three quarters.

Terianna Johnson led the Lady Tigers in double figures with 12 points, followed by Kendall Adair and Ta'Coreyn McDaniel with 8 apiece. Brianna Johnson chipped in 5 points, Dariann Ping 2 and Destini Mancilla 1.

The Lady Tigers, ranked No. 25 in the TABC state poll, sit at 1-0 in District 27-A after beating Buckholts at home on Dec. 8.

Tigers Victorious
Kennard boys won their homecoming game over Union Hill 46-38.

The Tigers led all the way-- 13-5 after a quarter, 24-18 at the break and 33-27 at the end of the third.

Sean Griffin and Chris Dias paced the Tigers' scoring with 13 points apiece, Keith Griffin followed with 8, Austin Griffin had 6, Matt Moore 4 and Nick Dodson 2.

The Tigers improved their season record to 6-7 and were scheduled to play their district opener Friday, Dec. 18 against Calvert.