Stevens Leads Lady Cardinals to 4th Consecutive District Title

driveChadwick’s two seniors, Kailyn Rozell and Hailey Stevens, will never know what it’s like to have their high school basketball season end before March.

The duo, and Chadwick, will play post-February basketball once again. Chadwick won its fourth straight district title Friday night, defeating Bradleyville 62-52 in the Class 1, District 4 finals at Ozark High School.

Stevens led the way with a game-high 29 points and some big plays down the stretch.

With the game tied 47-47 after a Rozell layup, Stevens would drill a 3-pointer that gave Chadwick a 50-47 lead with about four minutes remaining.

She made a runner on Chadwick’s next possession to give the Cardinals a 52-47 lead they would not relinquish.

Chadwick made its free throws down the stretch to clinch the win, its third victory over Bradleyville this season.

Chadwick is headed to the Class 1 sectional round on March 3 in Cabool, where they will face a familiar opponent. The Cardinals go up against Bunker, a team it’s beaten in the sectional round the past two seasons.