Khonen Picks Up 600th Win At Mater Dei

Khonen Picks Up 600th Win At Mater Dei

MASCOUTAH – Breese Mater Dei Lady Knights coach Dave Kohnen picked up his 600th career win Saturday when his team defeated Belleville West 49-23 in the fifth place semifinal round at the Mascoutah Tournament.

Win No. 601 came later in the day when Breese Mater Dei defeated Belleville East 62-58 in overtime. All 601 of Kohnen’s wins have come at Breese Mater Dei. He owns a career mark of 601-218. His teams have won 12 regionals and six sectionals. His 1990-91 team reached the Class A state quarterfinals.

O’Fallon nipped Highland in the championship 49-48, East St Louis over Central for 3rd 46-39, Althoff won the consolation title over Okawville 43-29.

Earlier on the final day, Belleville East eliminated Lift for Life, MO 63-32, O’Fallon over Central 42-25, Highland beat East St Louis 69-48.

(Photo by Bruce Hixon)