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Posted: Wednesday, January 1, 2014 3:00 pm

With a third-place finish at the U.S. Bank Rolla Girls Basketball Tournament, the St. Clair Lady Bulldogs hope to be turning the corner.

In a physical, hard-fought third-place contest, St. Clair took control against Rolla on Saturday for a 52-45 victory.

“I think we’re making progress. Before, it was kind of just waiting for things to happen. Now we’re at a point where we’re trying to make things happen,” said St. Clair Head Coach Jena Carroll. “Our adjustments are coming easier. We’re starting to see the court better from our guards to our post players. Our assists have gone up just in this tournament. It’s nice to play three days in a row where you can make your adjustments and then put them into play right away.”

St. Clair (3-5) lost to Waynesville Friday in the championship semifinals, 51-43.

St. James (10-1) claimed the tournament crown with a 61-43 victory Saturday over Waynesville.

Ashlee Marlatt of the Lady Tigers was named the MVP of the tournament. Devin Fuhring and Alexis Uffmann of St. James also were on the all-tournament squad.

Karissa Hoffman represented St. Clair on the all-tournament team.

“This is a tough tournament. To come out with third place behind two teams, St. James and Waynesville, that are really good, I’m really proud of our effort,” Carroll said. “We could have backed down to Rolla. They’re a good team. We held our own and played a full four quarters.”

On the boys side of the U.S. Bank Rolla Tournament, Waynesville defeated Rolla Saturday in the championship game, 67-54.

Waynesville’s Juwan Morgan was named the tournament’s MVP.


St. Clair trailed Rolla 24-22 with just under three minutes remaining in the third quarter.

From there, St. Clair went on a 16-4 run over the next five minutes of the game, which made the difference.

St. Clair led by as many as 10 points, 45-35, with 3:45 remaining in the fourth quarter.

“It was a very physical game. There were a lot of hand checks and other stuff underneath the basket. We continued to fight like we should,” said Carroll. “I was really proud of the girls. We don’t see a lot of games as physical as this was. It’s hard to prepare for that at practice. The girls did a good job stepping up and holding their own.”

Katelyn Guehne led three St. Clair players in double figures with 16 points and 12 rebounds.

“Guehne really broke out in this tournament. She’s kind of laid back and lets other kids do things,” Carroll said. “In this tournament, she really stepped up and played great.”

Allison Hinson finished with 12 points. Hoffman added 11 points.

Alicia York and Kelsey Wachter both scored five points. Halley Cokley added two points. Miranda Murphy scored one point.

Sam Deason and Emily Presley also played.

“This was the first time that our post players showed that they can work together like that. We’ve been working on it, so that’s good,” Carroll said. “Our guards will come around when they get more comfortable shooting the ball.”

St. Clair led 11-8 after one quarter and Rolla took a 21-20 advantage into halftime. St. Clair led 30-24 after three quarters.

Both teams turned up their defensive pressure in the second half, which resulted in steals on defense and missed opportunities on offense.

“We really struggled to score in the third quarter. The only reason we stayed in the game was because of our defense. We definitely picked it up,” Carroll said. “We changed things up at halftime, trying to throw them off, and it seemed to work. Our rotation looked good. Our blocking out and rebounding looked really good.”


In the semifinal contest, Waynesville took control in the second half, outscoring the Lady Bulldogs, 32-21.

“We played OK against Waynesville. We put them on the free-throw line way too many times late in the game,” Carroll said. “We were ahead 22-19 at halftime, but we really struggled to score in the fourth quarter. A lot of their points in the fourth quarter came on free throws when we were forced to foul. Offensively, we got away from what was working. Waynesville is a really good team.”

Guehne led St. Clair in scoring with 10 points. Hinson added nine points.

Hoffman and Wachter both scored eight points. York chipped in with six points. Deason had two points.

“We still have one more tournament, the Hermann Tournament at the end of January,” Carroll said. “We do not have an easy game left on our schedule. That’s OK. That’s what makes us better for the end of the season.”


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