GEORGETOWN — Coaches try to stress teamwork, but it always feels a little bit better when the box score actually reflects it.
On Friday night, No. 10 Scott County turned out to be as good a team on paper as Coach Steve Helton wants it to be on the floor.
The box score, which showed the host Cardinals winning their second straight 42nd District Tournament over Bryan Station, 69-53, also showed four different players in double figures.
"So many times you talk team and you talk team, then you see just one or two players with big numbers," Helton said. "This (game) just demonstrates what we preach."
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The Cardinals, who won their 11th straight, were led by Kristen Stainback's 20 points, but they also got 19 points and 12 rebounds from Madisen Webb, who led the team in assists with six.
"We try to get everybody involved," Webb said. "It just makes us that much more difficult to play against."
Alex McKenzie added 17 points and nine rebounds. Tereka Guyn had 10 points for the Cardinals, who went 12-0 at home this season.
"It's great to have so many people who can step up this year," McKenzie said. "It's not that they didn't last season, but this season, we've tried to take it to a whole new level."
Both the Cardinals and the Defenders advance to next week's 11th Region Tournament. It is the second straight year that both have made it to Richmond.
Station cut its deficit to four points late in the third quarter before the Cardinals responded with a 12-2 run that put the game out of reach. Four players scored in that run.
The key in that span was defense, Helton said.
"So we did what we needed to do on that end and it kind of got our transition game going," Helton explained. "It got us going on the offensive end. ... We want to get up and down the floor, but in order to do that we've got to get stops, which is what we did."
The Cardinals had to key in on Station's Whitney Blackwell in the second half. The guard made all five of the three-pointers she attempted in the first half and had 15 points at the break, when the Defenders trailed 32-26.
Blackwell, who led her team with 17 points and six rebounds, got off only two shots in the second half.
Alesha Prince and Nealy Williams each had eight points for the Defenders, who turned the ball over 14 times, leading to 15 Cardinals points.
Scott County, which beat the Defenders for the third time this season, has many goals, and winning the district for a second straight year was a big one. The Cards want the the loss they suffered to Henry Clay in the district tournament two years ago to be an anomaly.
"We were like 'no more of that'," McKenzie said. "We have to get every one from here on out. We knew we had to get this one. We'd like to get every single title after this, too."
BRYAN STATION (17-9) — Caise 1-8 3-4 5, Mosby 1-4 2-2 4, Clark 1-3 0-0 2, Blackwell 6-7 0-0 17, Sandusky 3-11 0-0 7, Crumbie 1-2 0-0 2, Prince 3-9 2-2 8, Williams 2-3 4-6 8. Totals 18-47 11-16 53.
scott co. (20-6) — Stainback 5-13 8-8 20, Guyn 5-8 0-2 10, Webb 7-16 5-6 19, McKenzie 5-9 6-11 17, McKee 1-5 0-0 3. Totals 23-51 19-27 69.
Bryan Station 13 13 16 11—53
Scott Co. 11 21 22 15—69