Yates holds off Kennedale in 3A 86-79

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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Damion Lewis scored 22 points and Jacob Young made five 3-pointers as Houston Yates held off Kennedale 86-69 Thursday in the Class 3A semifinals.

Kennedale had cut Yates’ lead to 78-76 before Davion Houston made a 3-pointer with 1:03 to play. Yates then made five of six free throws over the final 17 seconds.

J.C. Washington had 19 points and 17 rebounds for Yates (24-8), which is seeking its third state title in six years. Yates won the 4A championship in 2009 and 2010.

Lewis was 5 of 22 shooting from the field but was 11 of 12 on free throws in a frenetic game that saw the team combine for 146 shots and 49 turnovers.

Ty Charles had 21 points and 17 rebounds for Kennedale (38-1).

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