Lynette Johnson scored 25 points, including 11 of 12 from the foul line, in leading No. 3 Kennedy past No. 5 Florin 55-44 in a Metro Conference girls basketball game tonight in Greenhaven.
Kennedy, which remains undefeated and in a tie for first in the Metro with top-ranked
Sacramento, led by 18 points, 47-29, with a little more than five minutes to play when a pressing Florin went on a 10-0 run, cutting the lead to 47-39 with 2:40 remaining.
But Kennedy's Alicia Ng hit a jumper from near the foul line and Jessica Lauderdale made two free throws (13-3, 4-0) to end any hopes of a Florin (10-4, 2-2) win.
Sophomore Rhianna Jackson led Florin with 14 points and Deja Conger and Dalayna Sampton each had eight. Katie Lee had nine points for Kennedy, all three-pointers.
Kennedy will play host to Sacramento on Thursday.
In other games reported to The Bee involving girls top 20 teams:
NO. 1 SACRAMENTO 73, ROSEMONT 47 - Chaya Durr had 16 points, Aliceah Hernandez 13 and Breanna Garrett 12 as the Dragons (13-2, 4-0) topped the Wolverines (8-9, 1-3) in a Metro Conference game in Oak Park.
NO. 6 NEVADA UNION 66, WOODCREEK 46 - Sydney Porter had 13 points and Nicole Lierly 11 as the Miners (13-3) topped the Timberwolves (8-10) in the Sierra Foothill League game in Roseville.
NO. 9 CHRISTIAN BROTHERS 88, OAKMONT 48 - Alicia Gonzalez and Ana Burch led five players in double figures with 18 and 17 points, respectively, as the Falcons (10-6) topped the Vikings (14-4) in the Capital Valley Conference opener in Roseville.
SHELDON 53, NO. 10 ST. FRANCIS 48 - Daija Ward's 20 points propelled the Huskies (9-9, 2-0) past the host Troubadours (8-6, 1-1) in the Delta River League contest.
NO. 11 DEL ORO 56, NO. 17 ROCKLIN 43 - Stephanie Geyer had 18 points and Lauren Heyn 17 as the Golden Eagles 10-6 topped the Thunder (12-6) in a Sierra Foothill League game in Loomis.
NO. 12 PLACER 60, CENTER 30 - The Hillgals (17-2, 2-0) jumped to a 22-3 first-quarter lead, then coasted home against the Cougars (9-9, 1-1) in the Pioneer Valley League game in Antelope.
NO. 13 MONTEREY TRAIL 56, FRANKLIN 48 - Jasmine Redmon had 21 points and Jasmine Chapman and Tiara Webb 11 apiece as the Mustangs (13-6, 2-0) defeated the Wildcats (9-9, 1-1) in the Delta Valley Conference game.
NO. 15 BEAR RIVER 53, LINCOLN 26 - The Bruins (17-1, 2-0) broke open a close game by outscoring the Fighting Zebras (1-8, 0-2) 16-0 in the third quarter of the PVL game in Lake of the Pines.
NO. 16 DAVIS 65, NO. 20 GRANT 53 - Ashleigh Vandenbrink's 22 points propelled the Blue Devils (15-3, 2-0) over the Pacers (9-9, 0-2) in a Delta Valley Conference contest in Del Paso Heights.
NO. 18 WEST CAMPUS 48, DIXON 46 - Eastern Washington scholarship signee Haley Shaner's 23 points lifted the Warriors (11-8, 2-0) over the Rams (12-6, 1-1) in the Golden Empire League game.