Bluehawks stifle Cardinals for first win


St. Cecilia's Jameson Esch and Doniphan-Trumbull's Nathaniel
Armon try to gain control of a loose ball Friday night at
Chapman Gymnasium .

St. Cecilia boys basketball coach Kevin Asher said he wanted his team to defend its home court for Friday night's game with subdistrict rival Doniphan-Trumbull.

His players took him literally.

The Bluehawks stifled high-scoring Doniphan-Trumbull — holding the Cardinals well under their season scoring average — en route to posting a 44-31 victory at Chapman Gymnasium, the first win of the season for the Bluehawks.

"We weren't really concerned with the scores or the fact that we were 0-2. We were concerned with how well we were playing and I wanted us to come out and defend our home court," Asher said.


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