Kennedy vs McClatchy Basketball Review

By Andres Luevano, Clarion Sports Editor

The Kennedy Cougars Varsity and Junior Varsity  Basketball squads played their rival the McClatchy Lions at home Monday night. 

The JV squad had been on a good run as of late, winning 5 of their last 7 games, and having a 10-5 record overall.

According to, The JV squad led for the majority of the game without letting the Lions get close. The Cougars beat McClatchy 53-33, giving them an outstanding 11-5 record.

Next up is the Varsity game. The Cougars varsity squad had been trying to get back on track after dropping 4 games in a row. The Lions however came in with a strong 9-6 record.

According to, the Cougars were down at the end of the first quarter losing 25-8. The Lions lead extended to 39-8 until Kennedy went on a 14-0 run getting them within 17 points at halftime. Not much went well in the 2nd half for the Cougars as they fell short, losing 68-50. 

The Varsity squad has now dropped to a 7-10 record while also having a 5 game losing streak. The Cougars Varsity team will have the opportunity to bounce back on Friday over Monterrey Trail who come in with a 5-13 record.  

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