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St. Clair Opens Clayton Tourney With Win Over Principia

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Posted: Wednesday, November 28, 2012 10:30 am

Playing against a Principia team that was 26-4 last season and reached the Class 3 state quarterfinals, the St. Clair Lady Bulldogs registered a 49-43 victory Monday in the opening round of the Clayton Round-Robin Tournament.

St. Clair’s final two games of the tournament are Wednesday against McCluer North at 5 p.m. and Thursday against Clayton at 6:30 p.m.

“I was really proud of the way we played. The girls played really hard and adjusted well defensively,” said St. Clair Head Coach Jena Carroll. “The key to our win was getting to the line. We did a good job of drawing fouls and getting a few of their key players in foul trouble.”

The game was close most of the way.

The score was tied 10-10 after one quarter until St. Clair secured a 24-21 halftime advantage.

The Lady Bulldogs were 8-11 from the free-throw line in the second quarter. They scored a total of 16 points from the charity stripe.

“It was back-and-forth in the first quarter. We pulled ahead during the second quarter by getting to the free-throw line,” Carroll said. “Getting a couple of their key players in early foul trouble helped us pull ahead.”

Principia held a 28-27 lead midway through the third quarter, but the Lady Bulldogs ended the period with an 8-2 run to grab a 35-30 advantage heading to the final eight minutes.

St. Clair held on by outscoring Principia in the fourth quarter, 14-13.

“They had some momentum going into halftime after hitting a three to bring them to within three points. They pulled ahead early in the third quarter,” Carroll said. “During the fourth quarter, we just worked hard to try and maintain a lead. Hitting some late free throws helped seal the win.”

Karissa Hoffman led a balanced Lady Bulldogs scoring attack with 11 points.

Katelyn Guehne finished the game with nine points.

Sam Deason collected seven points and 11 rebounds.

Allison Hinson also scored seven points.

Kayla Klenke recorded six points and 13 rebounds.

Alicia York netted four points.

Hannah Molkenbur and Anna Reed both scored two points.

“It was a good start to our season,” Carroll said. “It’s nice to get a win and to get a chance to see what areas we need to work on.”

Following the Clayton Tournament, St. Clair plays its home opener Friday, Dec. 7, against Waynesville at 6 p.m.


Area Scoreboard

Boys Basketball

Monday, Jan. 26

^Rock Bridge 79, Northwest 27

^Lutheran South 76, Hillsboro 43

Owensville 41, Hermann 40

St. James 80, Montgomery County 39

Tuesday, Jan. 27

Jackson 65, Pacific 44

^Borgia 82,  Union 61

~Warrenton 69, Chamois 24

^Washington 49, St. Clair 45 (OT)

~Wright City 51, New Haven 37

*Bethel at Crosspoint    7:45 p.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 28

Fulton SA at Thomas Jefferson    6:30 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 29

^Northwest vs. Hillsboro   5:30 p.m.

~Chamois vs. New Haven    6 p.m.

~Warrenton vs. Wright City    6 p.m.

^Union vs. St. Clair    7 p.m.

~Hermann vs. Montgomery Co    7:30 p.m.

~Owensville vs. St. James    7:30 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 30

^Rock Bridge vs. Lutheran South    5:30 p.m.

^Borgia vs. Washington    7 p.m.

*Providence at Crosspoint    7:30 p.m.

Eagle Ridge at Fulton SA    7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 31

^Seventh-place game    2:30 p.m.

~Seventh-place game    2:30 p.m.

^Consolation    4 p.m.

~Consolation    4 p.m.

^Third-place game    5:30 p.m.

~Third-place game    5:30 p.m.

^Championship    7 p.m.

~Championship    7 p.m.

%Washington Tournament

#South Callaway Tournament

^Union Tournament

~Hermann Tournament

Girls Basketball

Monday, Jan. 26

^Holt 60, Pacific 57

^Warrenton 42, Union 40

~Owensville 64,  Montgomery Co 32

Borgia 62, Cardinal Ritter 41

^St. Clair 64, Lutheran South 45

~Hermann 57, Wright City 26

Washington 74, Wentzville Liberty 19

Tuesday, Jan. 27

Fulton SA at Barat    4:30 p.m.

~New Haven 42, Montgomery Co 34

*Bethel at Crosspoint    6:15 p.m.

~Chamois 61, Wright City 20

Wednesday, Jan. 28

^Pacific vs. Union    4 p.m.

Fulton SA at Thomas Jefferson    5 p.m.

^Wentzvillr Liberty vs. Lutheran South     5:30 p.m.

~Owensville vs. New Haven    6 p.m.

^Holt vs. Warrenton    7 p.m.

~Hermann vs. Chamois    7:30 p.m.

^Washington vs. St. Clair    8:30 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 29

*Borgia at Notre Dame    6:45 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 30

^Seventh-place game    4 p.m.

~Consolation    5 p.m.

^Consolation    5:30 p.m.

*Providence at Crosspoint    6 p.m.

Eagle Ridge at Fulton SA    6 p.m.

~Third-place game    6:30 p.m.

^Third-place game    7 p.m.

~Championship    8 p.m.

^Championship    8:30 p.m.

@Union Tournament

#South Callaway Tournament

^Washington Tournament

~Hermann Tournament


Tuesday, Jan. 27

*Pacific 42, St. Clair 33

Borgia 36, Hallsville 30

Helias 66, Borgia 21

Wednesday, Jan. 28

Borgia at Lutheran St. Charles    5 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 29

Union at Farmington/Summit    5 p.m.

*Pacific at St. James/Owensville    5:30 p.m.

Washington at Seckman    6 p.m.

St. Clair at De Soto    TBA

Friday, Jan. 30

St. Clair at Potosi/Festus    5 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 31

Pacific at Hazelwood East Tny    9 a.m.

Girls Swimming

Tuesday, Jan. 20

Timberland 140, Washington 96, Ft. Zumwalt East 87

Thursday, Jan. 22

Oakville 120, Washington 115, University City 9, Mehlville 6

Saturday, Jan. 24

Washington 91, Borgia 80

Tuesday, Jan. 27

Washington 122, St. Charles West 46

Thursday, Jan. 29

Washington at Affton/Lutheran South    4:15 p.m.

Borgia at St. Dominic    8:30 p.m.

*Conference Games