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Newman's presses way to state championship

 By Sean Giggy - bio | email | Twitter | Facebook

(WAOW) - Entering this season, the Newman Catholic girls' basketball team was favored to win its second straight state title.


With such lofty expectations, the Cardinals may have been feeling the pressure to bring home a gold ball, but it was the pressure they applied to other teams that helped them run away with the championship.

The signature of this Newman team became its full court press. In Saturday's championship, the Cardinals scored 38 points off 24 River Ridge turnovers.

Newman's press has been successful through its size, but it was a lack of size that led the Cardinals to adopt this philosophy and something that's gotten better year after year.

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