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Posted: Wednesday, January 22, 2014 12:15 pm

After nearly pulling off a first-round stunner at the Washington Boys Basketball Tournament, St. Clair ended the event on a high note.

The eighth-seeded Bulldogs held the lead for the entire game in a 61-46 victory over seventh-seeded Ft. Zumwalt East in the tournament’s seventh-place contest Saturday at Washington High School.

St. Clair (3-9) lost to top-seeded Washington in overtime in the opening round and then again to fifth-seeded Westminster in the consolation semifinals.

The Bulldogs lost Monday at De Soto in overtime, 68-63.

“Every day, we preach to keep getting better. We were 0-3 in our last tournament and were 1-2 at this tournament. It’s not the goal we set out, but it is improvement,” said St. Clair Head Coach Casey Korn. “After we came out flat against Westminster, we had a tough practice (Friday) and had to show that it wasn’t going to affect the rest of our season. Our kids came out and played well. They executed the right way.”

Damon Arnold led the way for St. Clair with 19 points, going 5-8 from three-point range, and was named to the all-tournament team.

Reno Jones finished the game with 13 points, six assists and four rebounds.

Kyler Waldo and Darrell Martin both scored eight points.

Kevin Cox netted five points. Harley Love added four points. Keola Bursey and Wyatt Wachter both had two points and three rebounds.

“We mixed it up and rewarded some kids who practiced hard for us recently by putting them in the starting lineup,” Korn said. “The kids who normally start that didn’t start, didn’t pout. When they were called on, they came in and did their job.”

Ft. Zumwalt East (2-11) was led by Daniel Morris, who scored 16 points. Chris Johnson added 13 points.

St. Clair jumped to leads of 17-4 after one quarter and 24-12 at halftime. The Bulldogs led by 14 points midway through the second quarter.

The Lions opened the second half with a 15-4 run in a span of just over five minutes to pull to within 28-27.

The Bulldogs responded with a 14-0 run over the next four minutes to put the game away, 42-27.

“Basketball is a game of runs. You have to expect them to make a run,” Korn said. “We called a timeout with it being a one-point game. We talked about how we can let them continue their run or we can go on one of our own. The kids responded pretty well. We got some high-quality shots and played together as a team.

“We still have to get better late in games, but we extended the lead, rather than let it fold on us. It’s hard to win. We’ve been in a lot of close games and I was happy that we were able to extend the lead rather than let them come back on us.”

Korn said the Bulldogs are making progress.

“We’re going to have to work in every minute of every game for those wins to come. You can see the confidence coming from the kids. I think confidence comes from working hard, being prepared and knowing they can do different things,” Korn said. “We have a lot of inexperienced kids, so all these games coming up should help. We have 95 percent of the stuff in that we’re going to run for the rest of the year, so now it’s a matter of fine-tuning it. As long as the kids come to every game hungry, we’re going to be in a lot of them and have a chance to win them.”

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Area Scoreboard

62nd Annual Borgia Pepsi Thanksgiving Tournament

Blue Division

Pool 1

McCluer North

Normandy

Carnahan

Pool 2

Cardinal Ritter

Pacific

Rockwood Summit

Gold Division

Pool 1

CBC

Soldan

Washington

Pool 2

Borgia

North Tech

Union

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

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 76, Union 57

Saturday, Dec. 20

Sullivan Shootout

Owensville vs. Rockwood Summit, 11:30 a.m.

Lindbergh 67, St. Clair 46

Jefferson City vs. Jackson, 2:30 p.m.

Washington 56, Lutheran South 54

Poplar Bluff 59, Borgia 49

Sullivan vs. Affton, 7 p.m.

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

Farmington 61, Pattonville 39

Sullivan 68, Owensville 64

Principia 55, St. Louis Patriettes 42

Borgia 56, Cuba 38

Thursday, Dec. 18

*St. James 72, New Haven 21

*Union 49, Pacific 48

Friday, Dec. 19

Francis Howell 55, Washington 48

Sullivan Tournament

Seventh Place — Pattonville vs. St. Louis Patriettes, 4 p.m.

Consolation — Farmington vs. Principia, 5:30 p.m.

Third Place — Owensville vs. Cuba, 7 p.m.

Championship — Borgia 62, Sullivan 35

Saturday, Dec. 20

Union at Waynesville    5 p.m.

Wrestling

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.

Kennedy 88, Washington 84

Wednesday, Dec. 17

Lindbergh 128, Washington 48

*Conference Games

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