Flanagan’s Dutchgirls sweep Borgia in season opener

By Will Johnson, Sports Editor
Posted 11/24/21

WASHINGTON — Originally scheduled as a home game, Ryan Flanagan’s Owensville Dutchgirl basketball team saw their season opener Monday night against St. Francis Borgia turned into a road …

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Flanagan’s Dutchgirls sweep Borgia in season opener

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WASHINGTON — Originally scheduled as a home game, Ryan Flanagan’s Owensville Dutchgirl basketball team saw their season opener Monday night against St. Francis Borgia turned into a road game due to building throughout the Gasconade County R-2 School District being closed this week for cleaning.

Seeing their junior varsity counterparts dispatch Borgia 51-12, Flanagan’s varsity Dutchgirls went for the sweep along Highway 100 Monday night.

Tied at 6-6 with 4:44 for the opening quarter with Borgia, the Dutchgirls then went on an 11-0 run started by a Camryn Caldwell bucket and capped by a Kyla Hendrix bucket at the 7:45 mark of the second quarter.

From that point, Owensville never trailed the Lady Knights before going on to a 65-33 victory to win their season opener.

“We played pretty well tonight,” Flanagan said. “There is some stuff we could clean up but overall I’m really proud of my kids and they played really hard.”

Taking a 29-16 lead into halftime, the Dutchgirls saw the Lady Knights cut their lead to 11 at 36-25 with 2:12 for the third quarter.

From there, the OHS offense kicked it up a notch outscoring Borgia 29-8 the rest of the way.

Out of nine Dutchgirls in uniform, eight of them found the scoring column.

“As far as I’m concerned, I’ve got nine players that I could have start for my at any given point,” Flanagan said.

Limited to seven first-half points, senior Anna Finley led the way for Owensville with 17 points, five assists, four steals and three rebounds.

Sophomore guard Emma Daniels overcame two fouls in the first 97 seconds of the game to finish with 16 points, four assists and three steals.

Exiting the game with a shoulder injury late in the fourth quarter, freshman Brynn Wright marked her varsity debut with eight points.

Fellow freshman Camryn Caldwell flirted with a triple double putting up seven points, seven steals and five rebounds in her Dutchgirl varsity debut.

Kyla and Keira Hendrix each added six points.

Ali Daniels decided three was her number of choice finishing with three points, three steals, three assists and three rebounds all while wearing number three.

Kaitlyn Patke led Borgia with 13 points, eight rebounds, four blocked shots and two steals.

JV Dutchgirls at Borgia

Looking to open their season on a positive note, Terra Heidle’s JV Dutchgirls opened their game Monday night at Borgia on a 16-0 run before going on to a 51-12 victory along Highway 100 in Franklin County.

Two freshman recorded double doubles in their high school basketball debuts.

Ali Daniels finished with a game-high 14 points and 10 rebounds.

Brynn Wright also added a double double of 11 points and 10 steals to go along with five rebounds, four assists and a blocked shot.

Grace Abell chipped in eight points while dishing out a game-high five assists.

Caldwell netted seven points and five steals in the JV contest.

Cameron Nowack also added six points and five boards for the JV Dutchgirls.

Anya Binkhoelter rounded out the OHS scoring with five points.

Mikayla Weber led Borgia with six points in the JV contest.

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