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Posted: Friday, January 10, 2014 4:30 pm

Being involved in a number of close games this season, St. Clair finally had one go in its favor Thursday at Northwest High School.

The Bulldogs (2-6), who had lost three straight games by a combined eight points, pulled off a 45-37 boys basketball victory over the Lions.

“We needed to win a game like that, one that went down the stretch and one where we held on to the lead in the end,” said St. Clair Head Coach Casey Korn. “We’ve been in that same position for our last five games. It was nice to hold the lead and extend it. Even in our overtime win over Owensville, we didn’t hold the lead at the end of the fourth quarter.”

Northwest (1-10) held leads of 11-10 after one quarter and 16-13 at halftime.

St. Clair got things going in the second half with 16 points in both the third and fourth quarters to outscore the Lions, 32-21.

The Bulldogs held a 29-28 advantage after three quarters.

“Northwest attacked us with their zone in the first half. We settled for jump shots, and they weren’t falling,” Korn said. “We made shots in the second half and were strong with the ball. Our defense picked up and we rebounded the ball, which led to some transition opportunities.”

Damon Arnold paced the Bulldogs with 12 points, two rebounds and two assists.

“Damon scored eight points in a minute-and-a-half in the second half, two three-pointers and a jumper, which really got us going,” Korn said.

Reno Jones added 10 points and 12 rebounds.

Keola Bursey finished the game with nine points and seven rebounds.

Gavin Marler chipped in with five points. Charlie Fuchs and Kyler Waldo both scored four points. Fuchs added four rebounds. Waldo had four assists.

Kevin Cox had one point, two rebounds, two assists and two steals.

Also playing were Harley Love, Darrell Martin and Wyatt Wachter. Martin and Wachter both grabbed two rebounds.

“Reno and Damon are going to have to do our scoring night in and night out,” Korn said. “What we need is a third and fourth person to step up and help us score points. It can vary from game to game. In this game, it was Keola Bursey, who played very well. We have other guys like Kyler Waldo and Harley Love who certainly are capable of doing that.”

Jacob Santos led Northwest with 12 points. Alex Al-Amami added eight points.

It was a big win for the Bulldogs and Korn, who graduated from Northwest.

“It’s always nice to go back and compete against the people who helped me along the way,” Korn said.

It was a clean sweep for the Bulldogs, who also defeated Northwest in the freshman and junior varsity games.

St. Clair is seeded eighth for next week’s Washington Tournament. The Bulldogs open against top-seeded Washington Monday at 6 p.m.

“It’s a good tournament year in and year out. Bayless being the fourth seed says how deep it is. It was a tough tournament to seed,” Korn said. “Washington has been in a bit of a lull lately without (Jacob) Mulkey, but he’s back and they’ll be ready to play in their own tournament. (Ronnie) Suggs is one of the best players in the state and (Brad) Carpenter can knock down threes. Grant (Young) is a good coach and a great guy. We’ve talked a lot together about basketball. We just want to have a competitive tournament and give ourselves a chance to win games.”


Area Scoreboard

62nd Annual Borgia Pepsi Thanksgiving Tournament

Blue Division

Pool 1

McCluer North



Pool 2

Cardinal Ritter


Rockwood Summit

Gold Division

Pool 1




Pool 2


North Tech


Monday, Nov. 24

CBC 77, Washington 52

Tuesday, Nov. 25

Cardinal Ritter vs. Rockwood Summit, PPD

Washington 63, Soldan 62

Borgia 83, Union 50

Wednesday, Nov. 26

Carnahan 71, Normandy 46

Pacific 64, Rockwood Summit 22

North Tech 67, Union 37

Thursday, Nov. 27

McCluer North 95 Carnahan 68

CBC 82, Soldan 55

Borgia 50, North Tech 45

Friday, Nov. 28

McCluer North 93, Normandy 39

Pacific 70, Cardinal Ritter 57

Saturday, Nov. 29

Blue Consolation — Rockwood Summit 47, Normandy 38

Gold Consolation — Soldan 78, Union 59

Gold Third Place — North Tech 63, Washington 57

Blue Third Place — Cardinal Ritter 71, Carnahan 46

Blue Championship — McCluer North 64, Pacific 58 (OT)

Gold Championship — CBC 67, Borgia 66

Boys Basketball

Monday, Dec. 8

Lutheran S 64, St. Clair 48

Borgia 61, Carnahan 51

Tuesday, Dec. 9

Lafayette 44, Washington 35

Friday, Dec. 12

Potosi 72, St. Clair 45

*Washington 69, Ft. Zumwalt North 65

Montgomery Co 62, New Haven 61

*St. Mary’s at Borgia    6:45 p.m.

Bourbon 75, Union 74

Glendale 63, Pacific 46

Saturday, Dec. 13

New Haven 46, Barat 40

Nixa 56, Pacific 46

Tuesday, Dec. 16

*Pacific 70, New Haven 35

*Hermann 67, St. Clair 49

*Ft. Zumwalt South 61, Washington 50

*Union 81, St. James 74

Thursday, Dec. 18

Friday, Dec. 19

*Owensville at St. Clair    4 p.m.

Washington vs. Parkway Central, GAC/Suburban Shootout, St. Charles Family Arena, 5:30 p.m.

*St. James at New Haven    6 p.m.

*Pacific at Union    7 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 20

%Washington vs. TBA    4 p.m.

%Borgia vs. Poplar Bluff    5:30 p.m.

%St. Clair vs. TBA    TBA

%Sullivan Shootout

Girls Basketball

Saturday, Dec. 6

Cor Jesu 63, Borgia 60

New Haven 46, Moberly 39

Monday, Dec. 8

Pacific 73, Rolla 40

St. Clair 68, Dixon 37

Washington 54, New Haven 15

Tuesday, Dec. 9

*Borgia 59, Rosati-Kain 38

Union 53, Northwest 44

Thursday, Dec. 11

*Borgia 60, Notre Dame 53

Union 81, Bourbon 53

Friday, Dec. 12

New Haven 45, Principia 30

*Washington 59, Ft. Zumwalt North 32

Saturday, Dec. 13

West Plains 76, Pacific 37

Monday, Dec. 15

*Pacific 46, New Haven 28

*St. Clair 59, Hermann 50

*St. James 64, Union 37

Sullivan Tournament

Cuba 48, Principia 27

Borgia 68, Patriettes 29

Sullivan 56, Pattonville 43

Owensville 78, Farmington 54

Wednesday, Dec. 17

Sullivan Tournament

Pattonville vs. Farmington, 4 p.m.

Sullivan vs. Owensville, 5:30 p.m.

Principia vs. Pattonville, 7 p.m.

Borgia vs. Cuba, 8:30 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 18

*St. James at New Haven    6 p.m.

*Pacific at Union    7 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 19

Washington at Francis Howell    7 p.m.

Sullivan Tournament    TBA

Saturday, Dec. 20

Union at Waynesville    5 p.m.


Monday, Dec. 8

Maplewood 48, Borgia 30

Brentwood 47, Borgia 36

Winfield 48, St. Clair 36

St. Clair 42, St. James 40

Tuesday, Dec. 9

Pacific 55, North County 10

Jackson 63, Washington 12

Farmington 63, Washington 6

Wednesday, Dec. 10

Borgia 36, Lutheran St. Charles 34

Winfield 54, Borgia 30

Thursday, Dec. 11

Union 72, Ft. Zumwalt East 9

Union 52, Principia 30

Union 54, Winfield 27

Saturday, Dec. 13

Union Tournament    9 a.m.

Borgia at McCluer S-Berkeley Tny    9 a.m.

Pacific at Farmington Tny    9 a.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 16

Owensville 61, St. Clair 16

Union 48, Owensville 27

Union 65, St. Clair 18

Friday, Dec. 19

Washington at Raytown S Tny    TBA

Union at Cape Central Tny    TBA

Pacific at Ft. Zumwalt E Tny    TBA

Saturday, Dec. 20

Washington at Raytown S Tny    TBA

Union at Cape Central Tny    TBA

Pacific at Ft. Zumwalt E Tny    TBA

Girls Swimming

Monday, Dec. 8

Washington at Eureka    4:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 9

Washington at Nerinx Hall    4 p.m.

LSC/OFC 134, Borgia 101, St. Dominic 83

Monday, Dec. 15

Borgia at Notre Dame (Forest Park)    4 p.m.

Washington at Kennedy    6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 17

Washington at Lindbergh    4 p.m.

*Conference Games

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