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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 Sports Schedule

Baseball

Thursday, April 17

*Union 11, Owensville 1

*New Haven 5, St. Clair 4

*Pacific 5, St. James 4

Saturday, April 19

Washington 5, Union 1

Monday, April 21

Lutheran SC 3, Borgia 0

*Pacific 6, St. Clair 5

Tuesday, April 22

*FZN at Washington    4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, April 23

*Washington at FZN    4:30 p.m.

Trinity at Borgia    4:30 p.m.

Union at Farmington    4:30 p.m.

Thursday, April 24

*Hermann at Pacific    4:30 p.m.

*Owensville at St. Clair    4:30 p.m.

Friday, April 25

*Duchesne at Borgia    4:30 p.m.

Washington at Winfield    4:30 p.m.

*Union vs. Sullivan (GCS Ballpark)    5 p.m.

Saturday, April 26

Washington at Kirkwood    10 a.m.

St. Clair at Farmington    10 a.m.

*Borgia at St. Mary’s    noon

St. Clair vs. Oakville (at Farmington)    12:30 p.m.

Girls Soccer

Thursday, April 17

*Washington 2, Ft. Zumwalt S 1 (PKs)

Union 10, North County 0

St. Clair 3, Maplewood 1 (Hillsboro Tny)

Friday, April 18

Washington 2, Sullivan 1

Ritenour 2, St. Clair 0 (Hillsboro Tny)

Saturday, April 19

Cape Girardeau Central 3, St. Clair 2 (Hillsboro Tny)

Monday, April 21

*Holt 2, Washington 0

*Pacific 10, St. James 0

Borgia at Lutheran SC    6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, April 22

St. Clair at Hillsboro    4:30 p.m.

*Washington at FZE    5 p.m.

*Union at Sullivan    5 p.m.

*Pacific at Owensville    5 p.m.

Wednesday, April 23

Union at Incarnate Word    4 p.m.

Trinity at Borgia    4:30 p.m.

Thursday, April 24

St. Clair at Northwest    4 p.m.

De Soto at Pacific    5 p.m.

Friday, April 25

*Duchesne at Borgia    4:30 p.m.

*Washington at FZN    5 p.m.

Golf

Monday, April 21

Warrenton 155, Washington 157 (Medalist-War E. Luecke 32)

Tuesday, April 22

St. James Tny    8 a.m.

Borgia at AAA Tny    1 p.m.

Thursday, April 24

*Borgia at St. Mary’s 3:30 p.m.

*Union at Pacific    4 p.m.

*St. Clair at Owensville    4 p.m.

Track and Field

Tuesday, April 22

Washington Nix Relays    3 p.m.

Friday, April 25

Owensville Inv    4 p.m.

Pacific at De Soto    4 p.m.

Potosi Inv    4 p.m

Union at Cape Central Relays    TBA

Saturday, April 26

Washington at Ladue    9 a.m.

Union at Cape Central Relays    TBA

Boys Volleyball

Wednesday, April 23

North Tech at Borgia    4:30 p.m.

Thursday, April 24

Bayless at Borgia    5 p.m.

College Softball

Monday, April 21

*ECC at St. Louis (Split-St. Louis won first game, 6-5, ECC won second game in eight innings, 9-8)

Tuesday, April 22

*Three Rivers at ECC, 2 p.m.

Friday, April 25

ECC at Region 16 Tournament, TBA

*Conference Games

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