DUBUQUE - Brendon Manning poured in a career-high 25 points Friday night as Kennedy upended eighth-ranked Dubuque Hempstead, 83-76, in a Mississippi Valley Conference game at Moody Gymnasium in Dubuque.
Manning also collected eight rebounds and six assists for the Cougars (4-1).
Cole Murdock finished with 19 points and seven assists for Kennedy. Bryton Heisler pitched in 18 points in the high-scoring affair.
Kennedy rallied in the fourth quarter with its press and trapping defense.
Hempstead (4-1) played without the services of point guard Martell Wilson.