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Posted: Friday, November 30, 2012 4:30 pm

Playing at the Randi Perkins Girls Basketball Tournament at Marquette High School, Pacific split its first two games.

The fourth-seeded Lady Indians (2-1) opened the tournament with a 63-58 win Tuesday over fifth-seeded Webster Groves, but lost to top-seeded Marquette 81-71 Wednesday in the championship semifinals.

Pacific played seventh-seeded Duchesne in the third-place game Friday night. Duchesne upset second-seeded Lafayette in the opening round.

Marquette and third-seeded Nerinx Hall played Friday night in the championship game.

Webster Groves

Pacific trailed 26-20 at halftime and 38-33 after three quarters, but outscored Webster 30-20 in the fourth quarter for the win.

“We never gave up. They had an eight-point lead a couple of times, but we kept fighting,” said Pacific Head Coach Josh Spuhl. “I’m proud of how we fought and how we came back to score 30 points in the fourth quarter.”

Ashley Hill paced Pacific with 19 points, seven assists, five rebounds and five steals. She was 9-11 from the free-throw line.

Lizzy Almo and Hunter Kelemen both scored 11 points. Almo grabbed five rebounds.

Abby Spuhl had eight points and three assists. Meagan Wakefield added seven points and three assists.

Kya Hill registered six points and eight rebounds. Ellen Rogers had one point and four steals.

Abbie Paloucek and Rachael Sondag both scored 14 points for Webster Groves.

Pacific was 17-27 from the free-throw line. Webster was 8-13.

“Webster had a good game plan to shut down Kya, who played great against Jeff City when they scouted us. Other girls had to step up for us to get the win,” Spuhl said. “Ashley was 8-9 from the free-throw line in the fourth quarter. Lizzy had a solid game. Hunter stepped up big time in the fourth quarter. Webster had three girls who were bigger than our tallest girl. Ellen, Kate (Cookson) and Abby all had to guard players bigger than them down the stretch.”


Foul trouble hurt Pacific in its semifinal loss to Marquette.

The Lady Indians led 9-1 early on, but the game was tied 20-20 after the first quarter. Marquette led 45-33 at halftime and 68-53 after three quarters.

“The second quarter was not in our favor. Three of our starters were hit with their third foul,” Spuhl said. “We played the same man-to-man that we have been playing, and we have not had any foul trouble until this game.”

An 18-13 fourth-quarter rally wasn’t enough for the Lady Indians, who got as close as one point.

“I am beyond proud of the girls for fighting back and showing what we are made of,” Spuhl said. “Marquette is an offensive machine. I don’t think I’ve had a team give up 81 points. It was a hard pill to swallow that we were able to score 71 points and lose the game.”

Almo had a big game, finishing with 26 points. Rogers added 17 points. Hill pitched in with 12 points.

“Lizzy played her best game to date. She took the ball to the basket hard,” Spuhl said. “Ellen also had her best game. She fouled out in the fourth quarter. Kya fouled out in the first 10 seconds of the fourth quarter.”

Kate Cookson scored five points. Brigid Toney added four points. Spuhl added three points. Hill and Wakefield both had two points.

Ashley Ploudre scored 23 points for Marquette. Taylor Campbell added 19 points.

Marquette was 22-35 from the foul line. Pacific was 11-15.

“Marquette had an eight-point possession with a three-pointer, an intentional foul call and another three-pointer when they got the ball back after two free throws,” Spuhl said. “That took the wind out of our sails.”


Area Scoreboard


Friday, Aug. 22

Washington 26, St. Clair 21

Borgia 48, Owensville 12

Parkway West 49, Union 39

Pacific 28, De Soto 20

Park Hills Central 34, Sullivan 27

St. James 12, Cuba 6

Hermann 61, Montgomery Co 12

Warrenton 26, St. Dominic 23

Trinity 28, Wright City 24

Friday, Aug. 29

Washington at Sullivan    7 p.m.

Union at Borgia     7 p.m.

St. Clair at Ozark    7 p.m.

Potosi at Pacific    7 p.m.

Cuba at Hermann    7 p.m.

Blair Oaks at Owensville    7 p.m.

Houston at St. James    7 p.m.

Troy at Warrenton    7 p.m.

Wright City at Orchard Farm    7 p.m.


Friday, Aug. 22

@Neosho Co def. ECC, 26-24, 25-14, 25-23

Marquette def. Washington 25-19, 25-20

@ECC def. Labette, 25-15, 13-15, 25-20, 25-18

Crosspoint at Community Christian    6:30 p.m.

Crosspoint vs. St. Louis Panthers    7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 23

@ECC vs. Fort Scott    11 a.m.

@ECC vs. Pratt    5 p.m.

Sullivan at Windsor Tny    TBA

Monday, Aug. 25

Steelville at St. James    5:30 p.m.

Hermann at Montgomery Co    6 p.m.

Tuesday, Aug. 26

Pacific at Seckman    4:15 p.m.

Union at Potosi    5 p.m.

Washington at Francis Howell C    5 p.m.

Pacific at Farmington    5 p.m.

New Haven at Cuba    5:30 p.m.

Owensville at Bourbon    5:30 p.m.

St. James at Salem    5:30 p.m.

Cardinal Ritter at Borgia    6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 27

Central Methodist JV at ECC    6:30 p.m.

Thursday, Aug. 28

Potosi at St. Clair    4:30 p.m.

*Notre Dame at Borgia, 5 p.m.

*Ft. Zumwalt S at Washington    5 p.m.

Battle at Union    5:30 p.m.

Hermann at Jefferson City    5:30 p.m.

Belle at New Haven    5:30 p.m.

Linn at Owensville    6 p.m.

Friday, Aug. 29

Mississippi Valley at Crosspoint    5 p.m.


Friday, Aug. 22

Rolla at St. James    7 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 23

New Haven Tournament    8 a.m.

Lutheran South at Sullivan    10 a.m.

Union Tournament

Union Sports Complex

G1 Washington 21, St. Clair 0

G2 Pacific 15, Liberty 3

G3 Farmington 15, Union 0

G4 Park Hills Central 4, Borgia 2

G5 Liberty 6, St. Clair 5

G6 Union 9, Borgia 2

G7 Washington 5, Pacific 4

G8 Farmington 5, Park Hills Central 2

Consolation — Union vs. Liberty Postponed due to heat

Seventh Place — Borgia 16, St. Clair 0

Championship — Farmington 5, Washington 0

Third Place — Park Hills Central 7, Pacific 6

Monday, Aug. 25

*Notre Dame at Borgia    3:45 p.m.

Union 14, Rolla 7

New Haven at Cuba    4:30 p.m.

St. James at Salem    4:30 p.m.

Belle at Owensville    5 p.m.

Sullivan at Westminster Tny    TBA

Tuesday, Aug. 26

*Ft. Zumwalt S at Washington    7 p.m.

Warrenton at Union    6 p.m.

Duchesne at Pacific    4:30 p.m.

Steelville at Owensville    4:30 p.m.

Vienna at St. James    4:30 p.m.

Wright City at St. Clair    6 p.m.

New Bloomfield at New Haven    5 p.m.

Hermann at Montgomery Co    5 p.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 27

Borgia at Pacific    4:30 p.m.

Thursday, Aug. 28

Borgia at St. Clair    4:30 p.m.

*Ft. Zumwalt N at Washington    4:30 p.m.

Bourbon at Hermann    4:30 p.m.

Owensville at Linn    4:30 p.m.

Fulton St. Albans at Crosspoint    4:30 p.m.

Friday, Aug. 29

Pacific at Lutheran South    4:15 p.m.

New Haven at Wellsville    4:30 p.m.

Belle at St. James    4:30 p.m.

Washington at Battle Tny    TBA

Saturday, Aug. 30

Washington at Battle Tny    TBA

Boys Soccer

Friday, Aug. 22

Crosspoint at ER    4:30 p.m.

Festus at Union PPD, Rescheduled for Oct. 13

#Washington 2, Bishop DuBourg 1

Fulton SA at Rock Bridge Tny    TBA

Saturday, Aug. 23

#Rockwood Summit 8, Washington 0

Fulton SA at Rock Bridge Tny    TBA

Sunday, Aug. 24

Heartland at ECC    1 p.m.

Tuesday, Aug. 26

*Union at St. James    5 p.m.

St. Clair at Fredericktown    5 p.m.

Pacific at Hillsboro    5 p.m.

Sullivan at SLUH    5 p.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 27

Borgia at Union    7 p.m.

Thursday, Aug. 28

Union at De Soto    5 p.m.

Pacific at North County    5 p.m.

*St. James at Sullivan    5 p.m.

*St. Mary’s at Borgia    6:15 p.m.

Washington at Pky W/Northwest Tny    TBA

Friday, Aug. 29

Mississippi Valley at Crosspoint    4:30 p.m.

ECC at McKendree JV    7 p.m.

Washington at Pky W/Northwest Tny    TBA

Saturday, Aug. 30

Washington at Pky W/Northwest Tny    TBA

Cross Country

Friday, Aug. 22

Sullivan at Fleet Feet Inv    4 p.m.

Thursday, Aug. 28

Borgia at Parkway Central Inv    TBA

Friday, Aug. 29

St. Clair at First Capitol Inv    4 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 30

Washington at Lafayette Inv    9 a.m.

Girls Golf

Monday, Aug. 25

Washington at Borgia    3:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Aug. 26

Washington at Troy    3:30 p.m.

Thursday, Aug. 28

*Borgia at Kennedy    TBA

Boys Swimming

Friday, Aug. 29

Borgia, Washington at Ft. Zumwalt E Inv    3:30 p.m.

*Conference Games

@Fort Scott Tournament

#Parkway West/Northwest Tournament

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