Kennedy Middle School nipped Paul Knox in the boys' basketball playoffs Feb. 4, as the Patriots could not get off a shot in the final four seconds and wound up on the short end of a 23-22 score, in a contest held at Schofield. The Kennedy crew, earning the right to face Schofield at Schofield for the county title Feb. 10, improved to 11-4. Paul Knox wrapped up its campaign at 10-3.