The Kennedy girls basketball team continues to play well, and that's not surprising to head coach Jenn Deeley.
"I think we just have an intensive mentality, a refuse to lose mentality," Deeley said.
The Eagles improved to 18-4 with their semifinal win over St. Paul on Monday evening. Falcons head coach Joe Mone noticed the improved effort from a team the Falcons beat 62-35 in the season opener.
"It looked to me that they played just a little bit harder," Mone said.
Whenever St. Paul attempted to make a run, Kennedy had the answer, and those answers came from different players. Lynadia Whiting is the leader of the pack, but she had help from others such as Destiny Prather and Raegon Shirling-Davis. The team effort was what brought the Eagles the win.
"I told them, 'you have to come ready to play,'" Deeley said.
Kennedy indeed came to play on Monday, and it earned a berth in the NVL Tournament final against Holy Cross. The Eagles lost twice to the Crusaders during the regular season, but they are playing great basketball at the right time.
Kennedy has no intention of letting Holy Cross waltz to the NVL title. Expect a battle tomorrow night.