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Posted: Wednesday, November 28, 2012 2:00 pm

Pacific and St. Clair, the only Four Rivers Conference schools in the St. Francis Borgia Thanksgiving Tournament, slugged it out Saturday in the seventh-place contest.

Sixth-seeded Pacific (1-2) escaped with a 55-48 victory over the eighth-seeded Bulldogs.

“It’s nice to get a win. We started slow for the second game in a row. We have to figure out how to play better at the beginning of games,” said Pacific Head Coach John VanLeer. “We came out of this one OK, but were outscored 10-2 in the first quarter against Carnahan. If we would have scored at all in the first quarter, we would have won that game.”

St. Clair (0-3) held the lead for much of the first half until the Indians took the lead for good late in the second period.

“It’s a process for us. Our kids want to win, so they’re disappointed. We continue to get better. Our defense was better,” said St. Clair Head Coach Casey Korn. “We made some mistakes at bad times. We had some bad fouls and didn’t block out at times. We have to eliminate those things. Overall, I was happy. We have to correct mistakes. We have to get better.”

Cullen VanLeer paced the Indians with 18 points and six rebounds. He represented Pacific on the all-tournament team.

Sophomore Noah Boyer gave the Indians a spark with 12 points. Tanner Brown also scored 12 points.

Zeth Boyer added eight points and six rebounds.

Jeffrey Hinkle collected one point and 10 rebounds.

Brendan Jett-Kell finished with three points. Stephen Watson had one point.

Logan Armstrong and Neil DeBold also played.

“Zeth is playing with a badly sprained wrist and had his best offensive game so far. He went to the boards hard and rebounded really well,” VanLeer said. “Noah (Zeth’s younger brother) shoots the basketball really well when he gets his feet under him. If he’s not the best three-point shooter in our program, he’s the second-best.”

Reno Jones led St. Clair with 15 points. He hit four three-pointers, three in the final two minutes of the game.

“Reno has a nice shot with a high release,” Korn said. “We’re going to need him. Adam Brott is more of a slasher. We need some outside shots to fall and he gave us that.”

Neyko Dominguez collected 11 points, six rebounds and four assists. He represented St. Clair on the all-tournament team.

Brandon York finished with seven points and eight rebounds.

Will Rolley scored six points. Evan Murphy netted five points. Adam Brott added two points and six rebounds. Ben Feddersen had two points.

Evan Powell, Austin Gotway and Spencer Crumbaugh also played.

Pacific had a huge advantage from the free-throw line, going 23-36. St. Clair was only 2-4.

St. Clair held leads of 10-7 after one quarter and 15-12 with two minutes left in the second period.

VanLeer scored seven points and Brown added three points in the final two minutes to lift the Indians to a 22-17 halftime advantage.

The Bulldogs cut Pacific’s lead to two points twice during the third quarter, but could never pull even.

The Indians led 37-31 after three quarters.

A basket by Rolley made the score 37-33 with 6:56 left in the game.

Pacific responded with an 8-0 run to extend its lead to 45-33 with 5:21 remaining.

“We started making shots and got some confidence. Once that happens, teams typically go on runs. We executed better in the second half,” VanLeer said. “Our defensive effort was real good. Jones hit three threes in the last two minutes, but other than that, we played solid defensively.”

Jones caught fire from the three-point line three times down the stretch to keep the Bulldogs alive.

“Pacific was picked to win our conference and we were right there with them,” Korn said. “We just need to continue to take steps forward. We have to keep building.”

“Last year, we also went 1-2 in this tournament and then we went on a run,” VanLeer said. “We need to build from this. We have some things we need to fix. We have to continue to work hard and get on a roll.”

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Area Scoreboard

Area Sports Schedule

American Legion Baseball

Ninth District Senior Legion Tournament

Thursday, July 17

At Westhoff Park

G1 (1) West 11, (8) Pacific 1

G2 (4) St. Charles 17, (5) Elsberry 2

At St. Peters Rec-Plex

G3 (3) Washington 4, (6) Wentzville 0

G4 (2) Daniel Boone 8, (7) St. Peters 2

Friday, July 18

At St. Peters Rec-Plex

G5 Elsberry 8, Pacific 3

G6 St. Peters 9, Wentzville 1

At Westhoff Park

G7 St. Charles 4, West 1

G8 Daniel Boone 7, Washington 4

Saturday, July 19

At St. Peters Rec-Plex

G9 Washington 9, Elsberry 4

G10 West 9, St. Peters 6

G12 West 14, Washington 1

At Westhoff Park

G11 St. Charles def. Daniel Boone (fft)

Sunday, July 20

Rest at Westhoff Park

G13 Championship — West 2, St. Charles 1 (13 innings)

Monday, July 21

G14 If-Needed Game — St. Charles 13, West 11

Zone 1 Senior Legion Tournament

At Lindenwood University, St. Charles

Thursday, July 24

G1 West 13, Daniel Boone Post 262 8

G2 Jefferson City Post 5 11, Hannibal Post 55 2

Friday, July 25

G3 West 11, St. Charles Post 312 1

G4 Daniel Boone 10, Hannibal 2

Saturday, July 26

G5 Jefferson City 9, West 2

G6 St. Charles 11, Daniel Boone 0

G7 West 6, St. Charles 2

Sunday, July 27

G8 Championship — West 11, Jefferson City 0

G9 If-Needed Game — Jefferson City 14, West 12

Jefferson City advances to state tournament in Sedalia.

Ninth District Junior Legion Tournament

Tuesday, July 8

At Union High School

G1 (1) Elsberry 3, (8) New Haven 0

At Ronsick Field

G4 (3) Washington 7, (6) Wentzville 1

G4 (2) Union 8, (7) Hannibal 1

At St. Peters Rec-Plex

G2 (5) St. Peters 8, (4) St. Charles 6

Wednesday, July 9

At New Haven

G5 Wentzville 4, New Haven 0

G6 St. Charles 8, Hannibal 7 (9 innings)

At Ronsick Field

G7 St. Peters 5, Elsberry 2

G8 Washington 2, Union 1

Remainder at Ronsick Field

Thursday, July 10

G9 Union 7, Wentzville 1

G10 Elsberry 3, St. Charles 2

Friday, July 11

G11 Washington 12, St. Peters 11 (10 innings)

G12 Elsberry 6, Union 3

Saturday, July 12

G13 Elsberry 4, St. Peters 3

G14 Championship — Washington 3, Elsberry 1

Washington wins district, to host Zone 1 Tournament at Borgia. Schedule below.

Junior Legion Zone 1 Tournament

At Borgia

Thursday, June 17

G1 Elsberry Post 226 10, Chillicothe Post 25 2

Friday, June 18

G2 Washington Post 218 5, Elsberry 1

G3 Chillicothe 5, Elsberry 4

Saturday, June 19

G4 Championship — Washington 16, Chillicothe 0 (5 innings)

Washington advances to State Tournament in Jackson.

Junior Legion State Tournament

At Jackson

Thursday, July 24

G1 Jackson 3, Springfield Glendale 2

G2 Eureka 7, Sedalia 0

Friday, June 25

G3 Jackson 8, Washington 3

G4 Springfield Glendale 8, Sedalia 3

G5 Jackson 4, Eureka 2

G6 Washington 8, Springfield Glendale 0

Saturday, June 26

G7 Eureka 11, Washington 10 (9 innings)

G8 Championship — Jackson 7, Eureka 6

Jackson advances to Regional Tournament in Leavenworth, Kan.

Sunday, June 27

G9 If-Needed Game — G8 winner vs. G8 loser, 1 p.m.

Freshman Legion Ninth District Tournament

Tuesday, July 8

At Elsberry Legion Field

G1 (1) St. Charles 7, (8) St. Peters 0

G2 (4) Elsberry-Winfield 4, (5) Wentzville 3

At Elsberry Khoury League Field

G3 (3) Hannibal 3, (6) Warrenton 2

G4 (2) Washington 10, (7) West 1

Wednesday, July 9

At Elsberry Khoury League Field

G5 St. Peters 17, Warrenton 6

G6 Wentzville 5, West 4

At Elsberry Legion Field

G7 St. Charles 10, Elsberry-Winfield 2

G8 Washington 3, Hannibal 0

Remainder at Elsberry Legion Field

Thursday, July 10

G9 St. Peters 11, Hannibal 9

G10 Elsberry-Winfield 13, Wentzville 4

Friday, July 11

G12 Elsberry-Winfield 8, St. Peters 3

G11 Washington 6, St. Charles 0, 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, July 12

G13 St. Charles 10, Elsberry-Winfield 1

G14 Championship — St. Charles 5, Washington 2

Sunday, July 13

G15 If-Needed Game — St. Charles 2, Washington 0

Missouri Freshman

Legion State Tournament

At Rotary Recreational

Complex - Ronsick Field

Wednesday, July 16

G1 Creve Coeur Post 397 16, St. Robert Post 331 2

G2 Ste. Genevieve Post 150 4, St. Charles Post 312 0

G3 Jackson Post 158 1, vs. Springfield Glendale Merchants 0

G4 Washington Post 218 9, Eureka Post 177 4

Thursday, July 17

G5 Springfield Glendale 11, St. Robert 1 (St. Robert eliminated)

G6 St. Charles 10, Eureka 2 (Eureka eliminated)

G7 Ste. Genevieve 4, Creve Coeur 2

G8 Washington 12, Jackson 10

Friday, July 18

G9 Jackson 12, Springfield Glendale 0 (Springfield Glendale eliminated)

G10 Creve Coeur 8, St. Charles 3 (St. Charles eliminated)

G11 Ste. Genevieve 3, Washington 2

G12 Creve Coeur 11, Jackson 7 (Jackson eliminated)

Saturday, July 19

G13 Washington 8, Creve Coeur 3 (Creve Coeur eliminated)

G14 Championship—Washington 5, Ste. Genevieve 2

Sunday, July 20

G15 Championship Game 2—Washington 3, Ste. Genevieve 0

Great Midwest Football League

July 19

Missouri Cyclones 34, Illinois Justice 0

Swim Team Schedules

Washington Swim Team

Date    Opponent    Time/Result

6-9    at Oaks Landing    Washington 192-100

6-16    Westglen    Washington 259-206

6-23    at Fox Creek    Washington 311-225

6-30    at Chadwick    Chadwick 264-258

7-7    Cherry Hills    Washington 291-140

7-11 at Division Meet, Westminster Christian First

Pacific Swim Team

Date    Opponent    Time/Result

6-9    Lake of the Woods    LOtW 176-130

6-16    at Union    Union 289-220

6-23    Bridle Creek    Pacific 371-124

6-30    at Arbor Oaks    Pacific 282-241

7-7    at Indian Hills    Cancelled, weather

7-12    Division Meet    First

Union Swim Team

Date    Opponent    Time/Result

6-9    at Arbor Oaks    Union 180-120

6-16    Pacific    Union 289-220

6-23    at Lake of the Woods    LoTW 312-201

6-30    Indian Hills    Union 322-275

7-7    Bridle Creek    PPD

7-12    at Division Meet, Pacific    Third

Pacific Diving Team

Date    Opponent    Time

6-14    at MAC West    MAC West 40-30

6-21    at Lindgate    Lindgate

6-28    at Cool Dell    9 a.m.

7-13    at Championships    8 a.m.

*Indicates League Games

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