Why Kennedale won: The Wildcats broke open a close game with an 18-2 run in the third quarter to overcome Wichita Falls Hirschi in a Class 4A regional quarterfinal contest at Decatur High School.
Key players: Kennedale senior guard Darius Hammond scored a game-high 20 points with 15 in the second half. Teammate Brandon Conwright added 15, while Colton Otts closed the first half with an alley-oop dunk from Hammond.
Key stat: Kennedale led 26-21 at halftime, then scored the first 15 points of the second half.
Records: Kennedale 25-12; Hirschi 22-12