With senior Lynette Johnson making key plays late and scoring a game-high 20 points, No. 3 Kennedy held off No. 8 McClatchy 51-43 in a Metro Conference girls basketball game tonight in Greenhaven.
McClatchy, which trailed Kennedy 42-24 entering the final quarter, suffered its first loss of the season after 13 wins.
For Kennedy (11-3, 2-0), the win keeps the Cougars in a tie for first place in the Metro with top-ranked Sacramento High (11-2, 2-0), a 78-27 winner over Luther Burbank. Allie Green led the Dragons' balanced scoring with 15 points.
In another Metro Conference game, No. 6 Florin beat Hiram Johnson 78-12 behind Daijah Joe-Smith's 24 points.
In two other games involving Bee Top 20 teams, No. 9 Bradshaw Christian topped Highlands 54-4 in a Sierra Delta League contest and No. 10 Christian Brothers beat Dixon 68-46 in a nonleague game.
Bradshaw Christian's Ashlee Jones had a game-high 16 points as the Pride held the Scots to two points in the second quarter and two more in the fourth quarter. The Pride led 44-2 at the half.
Ana Burch's 18 points led four players in double figures for Christian Brothers.