They are looking to become just the second team in state history to win five-consecutive championships, joining Summers County's run of five (2007-2011).
Dempsey admitted that the team's experience paid off to start the game on Wednesday.
"It's so much more comfortable than freshman year," Dempsey said of the state tournament. "It's not as nerve-wracking. I remember freshman year coming out and being scared as crap and now, I'm just very calm. It's just like another tournament pretty much."
The Irish starters were able to accomplish such lofty heights on Wednesday despite not playing the majority of the fourth quarter in which the Irish scored just five points, falling short of the tournament team scoring record by 10 and the margin of victory record by three.
Meanwhile, Man scored 10 points in the final period and played hard throughout.
"I think a lot of people take these young ladies for granted," Man coach Tonia Ward said of her team. "They're fighters. They don't quit. They've done everything we've asked them to do. Every time we've gotten them on the court, they've tried their hardest and that's all we can ask from anybody. They've got a lot of spirit and a lot of heart and I'm really proud of them for the effort they've made."
Summer Sword led the Hillbillies (15-11) with 13 points and seven rebounds while Taylor Whited chipped in with 10.
St. Joseph (23-1) will play the winner of No. 4 Tucker County and No. 5 Williamstown at 1 p.m. on Friday.
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