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Posted: Wednesday, December 5, 2012 3:30 pm

Advantage, St. Charles.

For the second year in a row, the St. Charles Lady Pirates knocked off the Union Lady ’Cats for the championship of the Orchard Farm Tournament.

Friday’s championship game ended with a 48-42 St. Charles victory.

“We are doing a lot of good things defensively and our kids love playing together and it shows by their on-court communication,” Union Head Coach Grant Young said. “Helias and St. Charles are good early tests we can build on entering the bulk of our schedule.”

It was the third year in a row that the two teams met up for the title. Union defeated St. Charles for the championship in 2010.

Union (3-2) opened the game with a 13-8 first quarter, but couldn’t sustain that advantage.

“Whitney Vitt hit two threes and we got threes, which lead to transition scores,” Young said.

At the half, St. Charles (4-0) was up 22-17.

“In the second quarter, they really found Olivia Hollander and Gabby Walker in the paint,” Young said. “Even though we were undersized for the game we outrebounded St. Charles. Our struggle was with post entry passes.”

After three quarters, the advantage was 32-24.

Union made a run in the fourth quarter, but couldn’t catch up.

As in last year’s game, Union played in foul trouble most of the night. Union had one player foul out and four others ended with four fouls apiece.

St. Charles was able to manage foul issues better with only two players getting to four fouls.

Young admitted there was another delay as well.

“We had a little 15-minute delay to a power outage in gym at six-minute mark in fourth,” Young said. “My 2-year-old I guess decided we needed a rest pressing, so we had a chance late. He was the culprit.”

The Lady ’Cats had a pair of seniors named to the all-tournament team. Whitney Vitt and Abbie Brack were selected from Union.

Union returned to action at Northwest Monday. The Lady ’Cats visit Rockwood Summit Tuesday with junior varsity action scheduled for 5:30 p.m.

After that, Union is idle until opening Four Rivers Conference play against Pacific next Monday in Union. In the championship game, Union had a pair of players end with 10 points apiece.

Alyssa Coons ended with 10 points, three steals, two assists and one rebound.

Vitt scored 10 points with one assist and one rebound.

Rachael Bassett closed the game with eight points, 13 rebounds, one assist, one blocked shot and one steal.

Brack scored eight points with two assists, two rebounds, two steals and a blocked shot.

Bethany Coons scored six points with six rebounds and three assists.

Also playing were Anna Houston (two rebounds), Jill Johnston (two rebounds) and Briana Lakebrink.

St. Charles was led by Hollander, who scored 21 points with three assists, three rebounds, two steals and a blocked shot.

Another tall player for the Lady Pirates, Walker, ended with 16 points, eight rebounds, three blocked shots and an assist.

From there, only four others scored and Lauren Willis (six points) was the only one to score more than two points.

Subvarsity Wins

The tournament news wasn’t all bad for Union over the weekend. The JV Lady ’Cats (4-1) won the Hermann Tournament title with a 57-39 win over Owensville in the championship game.

Coach Colin Flynn had a roster of Bri Clark, Hannah Lopez, Kayla Kelly, Emily Nowak, Maddy Weinhold, Megan Altemueller, Kaila AuBuchon and Ali Overstreet.

And Union’s freshman team won the Northwest Tournament with a 32-15 win over Northwest.

That team, currently 3-0, was coached by Nick Kelley and Tracy Jeffries. Players were Danielle Bocklage, Emily Bay, Natalie Helling, Cassidy Terrill, Erica Jeffries, Melody Fitzhugh, Jessi Desnoyer, Lyndsy Siedhoff, Sabrina Dehn, Lauren Click, Haley Cluck and Megan Schafferkoetter.


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

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.


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