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Posted: Friday, February 8, 2013 7:00 pm

The race to the top of the Four Rivers Conference girls basketball standings got a lot more interesting Thursday night.

Sullivan became the final team to drop a conference game, suffering a 50-48 home setback to Pacific.

The Lady Eagles (18-3) have lost just three games this season, two of which have come against Pacific.

“Sullivan played 10 times better (Thursday) than they did the first time we played them. It was a crazy game,” said Pacific Head Coach Josh Spuhl. “Playing there and winning was a great accomplishment for our team.”

FRC Race

Hermann’s 40-33 victory Thursday over New Haven means the Lady Bearcats (19-4) and the Lady Eagles stand in a first-place tie in the FRC standings with 4-1 records.

Union (14-6, 3-1) can join the top group with a win Friday at Owensville.

Pacific (16-4) and St. James (20-2) both are still alive in the hunt for the FRC crown, both sporting 3-2 records.

Needless to say, it should be a wild final week of FRC action next week.

Monday’s FRC games are Union at Sullivan, Pacific at Hermann, St. James at Owensville and New Haven at St. Clair.

Thursday’s games are Sullivan at St. James, Hermann at Union, St. Clair at Pacific and Owensville at New Haven.

“Our conference is insane. At the beginning of the year, most coaches thought it would be this way,” Spuhl said. “If we can beat Hermann and St. James defeats Sullivan, we could have a four-way tie for first place with all four teams with two losses. Union also has a chance. We also play Tuesday against Eureka in a nonconference game, a team that took Parkway South to double overtime. It’s never been our top goal to win the conference. The thing we focus on is getting better for districts. Hopefully we’ll play well in our final two conference games and see what happens from there.”


Like the last meeting between the two teams in the semifinals of the Lindbergh Tournament, Pacific started fast against Sullivan.

The Lady Indians jumped to a 14-6 lead in the opening minutes and led 16-11 after one quarter.

Sullivan chipped away in the second and third quarters, cutting Pacific’s leads to 26-23 at halftime and 37-36 after three quarters.

“It was an intense game,” Spuhl said. “We had an eight-point lead three or four times throughout the game. They got back in the game.”

There was plenty of drama in the fourth quarter.

The game was tied 41-41 with 5:35 left, 43-43 with 4:18 remaining and 46-46 with 2:41 to go.

A free throw put the Lady Eagles ahead 47-46 with 1:03 left on the clock.

Pacific’s Ellen Rogers forced a steal in the final seconds and the Lady Indians made free throws down the stretch.

With Pacific leading 50-47, Sullivan was fouled on a long three-point shot with 1.8 seconds left, sending it to the foul line for three shots and a chance to tie. The first free throw was missed and the second was made. The third shot was missed on purpose in hopes of an offensive rebound, but Pacific’s Kya Hill grabbed the rebound tho secure the win.

“This was a game that we did not play very well, but we did give ourselves a chance to win at the end,” said Sullivan Head Coach Jason Merkel. “When you shoot below 50 percent from the free-throw line and cannot come up with timely stops on defense, you’re not going to win many close games. We were our own worst enemy.”

It also was a huge win for Pacific, considering the seed meeting for the Class 4 District 9 Tournament is Saturday.

Lizzy Almo led a balanced scoring attack for Pacific 12 points.

Kya Hill and Hunter Kelemen both finished the game with eight points.

Ellen Rogers netted seven points, going 4-4 from the free-throw line.

Ashley Hill and Abby Spuhl both scored six points. Hill was 4-4 from the foul line.

Meagan Wakefield collected three points.

“It was good to have some balanced scoring,” Spuhl said. “Sullivan did a great job making things hard on Kya.”

Sullivan also had a balanced scoring attack, led by Taylor Lucas’ 13 points. She was 3-3 from the foul line.

Sierra Pryor finished the game with 11 points.

Aley Lucas pitched in with seven points.

Heinle and Kaitlynn Hill both scored seven points. Megan Brandt had one point.

Pacific was 17-20 from the free-throw line. Sullivan was 10-19.

“We made 17 of our first 18 free-throw attempts,” Spuhl. “We missed a couple at the end of the game.”


Area Scoreboard

Area Sports Schedule

American Legion Baseball

Ninth District Senior Legion Tournament

Thursday, July 17

At Westhoff Park

G1 (1) West 11, (8) Pacific 1

G2 (4) St. Charles 17, (5) Elsberry 2

At St. Peters Rec-Plex

G3 (3) Washington 4, (6) Wentzville 0

G4 (2) Daniel Boone 8, (7) St. Peters 2

Friday, July 18

At St. Peters Rec-Plex

G5 Elsberry 8, Pacific 3

G6 St. Peters 9, Wentzville 1

At Westhoff Park

G7 St. Charles 4, West 1

G8 Daniel Boone 7, Washington 4

Saturday, July 19

At St. Peters Rec-Plex

G9 Washington 9, Elsberry 4

G10 West 9, St. Peters 6

G12 West 14, Washington 1

At Westhoff Park

G11 St. Charles def. Daniel Boone (fft)

Sunday, July 20

Rest at Westhoff Park

G13 Championship — West 2, St. Charles 1 (13 innings)

Monday, July 21

G14 If-Needed Game — St. Charles 13, West 11

Zone 1 Senior Legion Tournament

At Lindenwood University, St. Charles

Thursday, July 24

G1 West 13, Daniel Boone Post 262 8

G2 Jefferson City Post 5 11, Hannibal Post 55 2

Friday, July 25

G3 West 11, St. Charles Post 312 1

G4 Daniel Boone 10, Hannibal 2

Saturday, July 26

G5 Jefferson City 9, West 2

G6 St. Charles 11, Daniel Boone 0

G7 West 6, St. Charles 2

Sunday, July 27

G8 Championship — West 11, Jefferson City 0

G9 If-Needed Game — Jefferson City 14, West 12

Jefferson City advances to state tournament in Sedalia.

Ninth District Junior Legion Tournament

Tuesday, July 8

At Union High School

G1 (1) Elsberry 3, (8) New Haven 0

At Ronsick Field

G4 (3) Washington 7, (6) Wentzville 1

G4 (2) Union 8, (7) Hannibal 1

At St. Peters Rec-Plex

G2 (5) St. Peters 8, (4) St. Charles 6

Wednesday, July 9

At New Haven

G5 Wentzville 4, New Haven 0

G6 St. Charles 8, Hannibal 7 (9 innings)

At Ronsick Field

G7 St. Peters 5, Elsberry 2

G8 Washington 2, Union 1

Remainder at Ronsick Field

Thursday, July 10

G9 Union 7, Wentzville 1

G10 Elsberry 3, St. Charles 2

Friday, July 11

G11 Washington 12, St. Peters 11 (10 innings)

G12 Elsberry 6, Union 3

Saturday, July 12

G13 Elsberry 4, St. Peters 3

G14 Championship — Washington 3, Elsberry 1

Washington wins district, to host Zone 1 Tournament at Borgia. Schedule below.

Junior Legion Zone 1 Tournament

At Borgia

Thursday, June 17

G1 Elsberry Post 226 10, Chillicothe Post 25 2

Friday, June 18

G2 Washington Post 218 5, Elsberry 1

G3 Chillicothe 5, Elsberry 4

Saturday, June 19

G4 Championship — Washington 16, Chillicothe 0 (5 innings)

Washington advances to State Tournament in Jackson.

Junior Legion State Tournament

At Jackson

Thursday, July 24

G1 Jackson 3, Springfield Glendale 2

G2 Eureka 7, Sedalia 0

Friday, June 25

G3 Jackson 8, Washington 3

G4 Springfield Glendale 8, Sedalia 3

G5 Jackson 4, Eureka 2

G6 Washington 8, Springfield Glendale 0

Saturday, June 26

G7 Eureka 11, Washington 10 (9 innings)

G8 Championship — Jackson 7, Eureka 6

Jackson advances to Regional Tournament in Leavenworth, Kan.

Sunday, June 27

G9 If-Needed Game — G8 winner vs. G8 loser, 1 p.m.

Freshman Legion Ninth District Tournament

Tuesday, July 8

At Elsberry Legion Field

G1 (1) St. Charles 7, (8) St. Peters 0

G2 (4) Elsberry-Winfield 4, (5) Wentzville 3

At Elsberry Khoury League Field

G3 (3) Hannibal 3, (6) Warrenton 2

G4 (2) Washington 10, (7) West 1

Wednesday, July 9

At Elsberry Khoury League Field

G5 St. Peters 17, Warrenton 6

G6 Wentzville 5, West 4

At Elsberry Legion Field

G7 St. Charles 10, Elsberry-Winfield 2

G8 Washington 3, Hannibal 0

Remainder at Elsberry Legion Field

Thursday, July 10

G9 St. Peters 11, Hannibal 9

G10 Elsberry-Winfield 13, Wentzville 4

Friday, July 11

G12 Elsberry-Winfield 8, St. Peters 3

G11 Washington 6, St. Charles 0, 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, July 12

G13 St. Charles 10, Elsberry-Winfield 1

G14 Championship — St. Charles 5, Washington 2

Sunday, July 13

G15 If-Needed Game — St. Charles 2, Washington 0

Missouri Freshman

Legion State Tournament

At Rotary Recreational

Complex - Ronsick Field

Wednesday, July 16

G1 Creve Coeur Post 397 16, St. Robert Post 331 2

G2 Ste. Genevieve Post 150 4, St. Charles Post 312 0

G3 Jackson Post 158 1, vs. Springfield Glendale Merchants 0

G4 Washington Post 218 9, Eureka Post 177 4

Thursday, July 17

G5 Springfield Glendale 11, St. Robert 1 (St. Robert eliminated)

G6 St. Charles 10, Eureka 2 (Eureka eliminated)

G7 Ste. Genevieve 4, Creve Coeur 2

G8 Washington 12, Jackson 10

Friday, July 18

G9 Jackson 12, Springfield Glendale 0 (Springfield Glendale eliminated)

G10 Creve Coeur 8, St. Charles 3 (St. Charles eliminated)

G11 Ste. Genevieve 3, Washington 2

G12 Creve Coeur 11, Jackson 7 (Jackson eliminated)

Saturday, July 19

G13 Washington 8, Creve Coeur 3 (Creve Coeur eliminated)

G14 Championship—Washington 5, Ste. Genevieve 2

Sunday, July 20

G15 Championship Game 2—Washington 3, Ste. Genevieve 0

Great Midwest Football League

July 19

Missouri Cyclones 34, Illinois Justice 0

Swim Team Schedules

Washington Swim Team

Date    Opponent    Time/Result

6-9    at Oaks Landing    Washington 192-100

6-16    Westglen    Washington 259-206

6-23    at Fox Creek    Washington 311-225

6-30    at Chadwick    Chadwick 264-258

7-7    Cherry Hills    Washington 291-140

7-11 at Division Meet, Westminster Christian First

Pacific Swim Team

Date    Opponent    Time/Result

6-9    Lake of the Woods    LOtW 176-130

6-16    at Union    Union 289-220

6-23    Bridle Creek    Pacific 371-124

6-30    at Arbor Oaks    Pacific 282-241

7-7    at Indian Hills    Cancelled, weather

7-12    Division Meet    First

Union Swim Team

Date    Opponent    Time/Result

6-9    at Arbor Oaks    Union 180-120

6-16    Pacific    Union 289-220

6-23    at Lake of the Woods    LoTW 312-201

6-30    Indian Hills    Union 322-275

7-7    Bridle Creek    PPD

7-12    at Division Meet, Pacific    Third

Pacific Diving Team

Date    Opponent    Time

6-14    at MAC West    MAC West 40-30

6-21    at Lindgate    Lindgate

6-28    at Cool Dell    9 a.m.

7-13    at Championships    8 a.m.

*Indicates League Games

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