Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Girls Basketball: Defense Turns Tide for Incarnate Word in District Final

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Girls Basketball: Defense Turns Tide for Incarnate Word in District Final

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St. Charles girls basketball coach Ben Owens was looking for a quick start Saturday in the Class 4 District 7 championship against Incarnate Word.

The Pirates lost to Incarnate Word in the Class 4 quarterfinals last year in a game in which they got into an early 15-point hole.

Well, the start of the rematch could not have gone much better for St. Charles, which held Incarnate Word to five first-quarter points and led by six.

But the Pirates hit a dry spell of epic proportions in the next 12 minutes. They scored just three points during that span as Incarnate Word rolled to a 64-42 victory at St. Charles.

The Red Knights (24-4), who won their eighth consecutive district title, will play Warrenton (24-3) in the Class 4 sectional round at 7:45 p.m. Tuesday at Francis Howell Central.

"I thought we were tentative early on and missed some wide-open shots," Red Knights coach Dan Rolfes said. …

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