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Posted: Friday, January 11, 2013 4:30 pm

St. Clair’s loss Thursday to St. Charles in the consolation semifinals of the Washington Boys Basketball Tournament was an all-too familiar tune.

The eighth-seeded Bulldogs were within striking distance of the fourth-seeded Pirates, but couldn’t get over the hump in a 58-50 loss.

St. Clair (3-8) plays seventh-seeded Ft. Zumwalt East (4-8) in the seventh-place game Saturday at 2:30 p.m.

St. Charles (11-5) meets Borgia (7-6) in the consolation game Saturday at 4 p.m.

“Ft. Zumwalt East is a good basketball team. They’re young. They did some good things against Westminster and Borgia,” said St. Clair Head Coach Casey Korn. “We want to improve from our mistakes, go out there and compete and go 1-2 instead of 0-3 in this tournament.”

Five of the Bulldogs’ eight losses this season have been by single digits.

St. Clair, 2-0 in the Four Rivers Conference, still is trying to find its groove.

“I’ve been saying since day one, we’re going to get there. I can’t have our guys losing confidence because I’m not losing confidence,” Korn said. “We don’t want to be playing in the seventh-place game here or at Borgia. But the conference season is coming up. Districts are coming up. When it’s all said and done, we want to have as good of a shot as any team to go out there and compete for those things. That’s what we’re looking forward to and we’re getting better every day.”

The game against St. Charles was close all the way. Both teams held the lead, but never by more than 10 points.

St. Charles held a 46-36 lead with 6:10 remaining in the fourth quarter, it’s biggest advantage of the game.

The Bulldogs chipped away, cutting the lead to four points three different times in the final four minutes, but could never make it a one-possession game.

Adam Brott led St. Clair in the scoring column with 15 points, 11 in the first half.

Brandon York finished the game with nine points. Ben Feddersen netted eight points.

Neyko Dominguez also scored eight points before fouling out on a charge with 3:05 left to play in the game.

Reno Jones pitched in with five points. Austin Gotway and Evan Powell both scored two points. Evan Murphy had one point.

“In the second half, Neyko made some much better decisions going to the basket. He knew when to go and when not to go,” Korn said. “I’m OK with that fifth foul. He was being aggressive and trying to bring our team back into the game.”

St. Clair jumped to a 14-9 lead and led 14-11 after one quarter.

St. Charles came back to hold leads of 28-27 at halftime and 40-34 after three quarters.

The Bulldogs trimmed the lead to 50-46 with 3:49 remaining in the game, 52-48 with 2:05 on the clock and 54-50 with 1:35 left, but got no closer.

“We’ve played better and we’re playing harder more often,” Korn said. “We have to clean up some travels, clean up some lazy passes and clean up some poor rotations defensively. They’re starting to understand it.”

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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

Wrestling

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

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