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Posted: Friday, February 1, 2013 7:00 pm

St. James was shooting for its 20th straight win to start the girls basketball season.

Pacific had other ideas.

The Lady Indians (15-3, 2-1) instead extended their own winning streak to 12 games, knocking St. James from the ranks of the unbeaten, with a 67-58 Four Rivers Conference victory Thursday at St. James High School.

“It was a great night. I’m proud of our team. It’s the first time we’ve beaten St. James on the varsity level in my four years as head coach,” said Pacific Head Coach Josh Spuhl. “The girls were excited, but we know we can still get better. We have a tough stretch coming up. The Four Rivers Conference is no joke. From top to bottom, I think it’s the best conference in the state.”

Pacific’s last three wins have come against Sullivan, St. Charles and St. James, three teams with a combined record of 53-5.

“We’ve played against a good schedule and have earned every win,” Spuhl said. “The games we lost we’d like to have back, but we learned from them.”

Lizzy Almo led three Lady Indians in double figures against St. James with 16 points.

Kya Hill finished the game with 15 points. She was 7-8 from the free-throw line.

Ashley Hill added 12 points. She was 6-7 from the foul line.

Meagan Wakefield pitched in with eight points.

Abby Spuhl and Ellen Rogers both netted six points.

Hunter Kelemen scored three points. Karlie King had one point.

“Lizzy, Kya and Ashley all played well. Lizzy and Abby both were sick. Meagan stepped in and played great. She was exceptional,” Spuhl said. “Abby hit a couple of three-pointers. We defended them pretty well.”

St. James (19-1, 2-1) was led by MJ Buschmann, who scored 18 points.

Ashlee Marlatt finished the game with 14 points. Alexis Uffman added 10 points.

Hannah Perona and Shauna Rinehart both scored six points. Corinne Anselm and Alison McDowell both had two points.

Pacific held a 13-9 lead after one quarter.

“I think we surprised them right off the bat. We had a couple of and-ones and led 7-2 pretty quick,” Spuhl said. “We had a 10- or 12-point lead at one point in the first quarter. St. James had never been down by more than 10 points all season.”

The Lady Tigers outscored Pacific 23-17 in the second quarter to take a 32-30 halftime advantage.

“They went on a run in the second quarter. We had three starters out of the game in foul trouble,” Spuhl said. “I was happy to be down by only two points at halftime with three starters missing much of the second quarter.”

Pacific outscored St. James 37-26 in the second half, including 16-9 in the third quarter, to lead 46-41 heading into the final eight minutes.

The fourth quarter favored the Lady Indians, 21-17. They were able to seal the win with free throws down the stretch.

“We just took care of business in the second half. Holding on to a lead in the last few minutes is something we work a lot on. If we’re ahead in the last three or four minutes of the game, I like our chances,” Spuhl said. “Lizzy and Ashley took care of the ball and got to the free-throw line. Kya made some big free throws, too.”

Pacific was 23-33 from the free-throw line. St. James was 9-20.

Defense continues to be a key factor for Pacific.

St. James was the first team to score 50 or more points against the Lady Indians during their current 12-game winning streak.

Things don’t get much easier next week for Pacific with games Monday at home against Owensville and Thursday at Sullivan.

The Lady Indians also have Hermann and St. Clair remaining on their FRC schedule.

“With these wins we’ve had, our underdog status is going to start to go away,” Spuhl said. “We have to get ready for a tough week, starting with Owensville. Teams are going to be ready for us.”


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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