Rivalry Saturday: Kennedy vs. Assumption

4:28 p.m. – Game 4 of Rivalry Saturday is 3 minutes away. Cedar Rapids Kennedy (10-3), the fourth-ranked team in Class 4A, faces 3A No. 5 Davenport Assumption (12-2). The Knights were 2008 2A state champs.

4:40 p.m. – Much of the crowd has exited and the intensity level has lulled since the Linn-Mar-Ballard game. Kennedy leads 3-0 through three minutes.

4:46 p.m. – It took 5 minutes, 31 seconds, but Assumption’s finally on the board. Cougars led, 6-1.

4:53 p.m. – Still no field goals for the Knights. Kennedy leads, 8-3, after one quarter.

5:05 p.m. –  Pardon my negligence. Writing the Linn-Mar/Ballard story right now. Kennedy leads 17-15 midway through the second quarter.

5:20 p.m.  – All right, story’s done and my head’s back in the game. Assumption leads 22-21 at half.

5:28 p.m. – Next to the Kennedy bench, which is a treat. Dennis Roloff is one of the more demonstrative guys around. “Get ‘er out of the lane,” he pleaded.

5:30 p.m. – A press-bench neighbor on Kristen Hahn: “That No. 1 works her ass off.”

5;31 p.m. – Six second-half points already for Allison Spinas-Valanainis. Whoops. Make that eight. Assumption leads 30-23.

5:33 p.m. – Time out, Kennedy. Knights leads, 35-25, and it’s time for Cyndi Lauper. Girls just Want to Have Fun.

5:40 p.m. – Lead swells to 15, now back down to 10.

5:44 p.m. – Assumption leads 42-36. One quarter to play.

5:45 p.m. – Assumption fans aren’t so bad when their students stay home.

5:48 p.m. — Laura Boenish drains a 3-pointer…Cougars within 45-43.

5:51 p.m. – Kennedy’s the aggressor now. Boenish shooting free throws…missed first of bonus.

5:53 p.m. – Rogers missed front end, too … Spinas-Valainis scored on other end…47-43, 3:30 to go.

5:55 p.m. – Rogers fouls out … Sam Thrapp hits one, misses one… 48-43, 3:00 to go.

5:56 p.m. – Hahn for three, Assumption by two.

5:57 p.m. – Mary Beth Bush makes 2 FT. Knights up 50-46, 2:00.

5:58 p.m. – Mariah Duke nails a trey. 50-49, 1:41 to go…timeout Kennedy.

5:59 p.m. – Kennedy steal, then Olivia Meier drive. CRK 51-50, under a minute.

6:00 p.m. – Assumption miss .. Duke makes first of two FTs…timeout Assumption.

6:02 p.m. – Duke makes second. Three Assumption misses, then a Kennedy foul in the scrum. Thrapp one-and-one … makes first, makes second. Kennedy 53-52, with the ball 0:33 left.

6:05 p.m. – Grace Fennelly fouls out. Duke makes 2FT. 55-52, 0:31 left.

6:06 p.m. – Hahn steal, Thrapp foul, Hahn make FT, miss FT… Valainis score … Kennedy 56-54, 3.6 seconds left.

6:08 p.m. – Duke fouled (Youngblut’s 5th). Duke 2 FTS: Make, make … Kennedy 58, Assumption 54. Final.

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