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Posted: Wednesday, December 26, 2012 10:30 am

With the score tied and time running out, Jefferson City’s Harold Robertson Jr. won the game for the Jays over Pacific, 68-65.

Robertson drilled a three-pointer with 1.2 seconds left on the clock to give Jefferson City a three-point advantage Saturday at the Bank of Sullivan Shootout.

Following a timeout, Pacific’s Cullen VanLeer nearly sent the game into overtime with a half-court shot that bounced off the back of the rim.

Jefferson City, coached by former Sullivan Coach Blair, Thompson, escaped with a 68-65 win at Sullivan High School.

“The kid made the shot to win it. That’s two losses we have at the end of games. I thought Cullen’s shot was in there at the end to go into overtime, but you can’t rely on a half-court shot like that,” said Pacific Head Coach John VanLeer. “I’m happy with how our guys played. We got beat on the boards. We didn’t block out well enough and that was the difference in the game.”

Noah Boyer led the way for Pacific with hot shooting from the outside to score 16 points. He was named to the all-shootout second team.

Cullen VanLeer finished the game with 11 points. Tanner Brown added 10 points, all in the second half. Logan Armstrong also netted 10 points, eight in the first half.

Zeth Boyer and Neil DeBold both scored with six points. Boyer was in foul trouble for most of the game. Jeffrey Hinkle netted four points. Brendan Jett-Kell had two points.

“Logan had a great game. He came off the bench, made some shots and carried us in the post when Zeth got in foul trouble,” VanLeer said. “Noah also had a great game. He made a lot of shots. Zeth was in foul trouble, but played well when he was in the game. I’m pleased with how everyone played. Cullen didn’t shoot it from three well, but he did some other things really well.”

Jefferson City relied on the outside shooting of Robertson, Deshon Williams and Ogugua Anunoby and the inside presence of 6-5 senior Scott Stegeman, who scored 19 points.

The Indians (6-4) started strong, jumping to leads of 5-0, 11-7 and 15-8 after one quarter.

The Jays (5-4) got things going offensively in the second quarter, outscoring the Indians 20-15.

Pacific held a 30-28 halftime advantage.

“Our defense was pretty solid,” VanLeer said. “We had some breakdowns in the second quarter, letting them score 20 points. We gave them too many offensive boards.”

Both teams held leads in both the third and fourth quarters.

Jefferson City led 42-37 midway through the third quarter, but a spurt where Brown scored nine points in the final three minutes of the third period helped the Indians to a 55-54 advantage heading into the final eight minutes.

Trailing 65-61 with just under two minutes left, Pacific tied the game on a three-pointer by Noah Boyer with 1:16 remaining and a free throw by VanLeer with 31 seconds left.

That set up the final possession for the Jays, who called a pair of timeouts in the final 30 seconds to help set up the winning three-point basket.

Pacific suffered a pair of highly competitive losses during the week to Washington and Jefferson City.

“I told our kids after the game that we’re a pretty good team. We’re not really good yet because we have to figure out how to win these type of games,” VanLeer said. “We made our schedule tough to try to get us ready for the end of the season. It’s only going to make us better playing these teams. Our last two games were close games against big, strong, physical teams. I’m proud of the effort.”

Pacific returns to action at the Owensville Tournament Jan. 2-5.

The top-seeded Indians play eighth-seeded Steelville Wednesday, Jan. 2, at 4 p.m.

“We’re going to have our hands full. We start with Steelville, but Sullivan is the No. 2 seed. We’ve played Salem before and they’re the No. 5 seed. Hermann and Cuba are in there,” VanLeer said. “We’ll take a few days off and then get back to practice and fix some things that aren’t quite where they need to be.”

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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 vs. Daniel Boone Post 262, 5 p.m.

G2 Jefferson City Post 5 vs. Hannibal Post 55, 8 p.m.

Friday, July 25

G3 St. Charles Post 312 vs. G1 winner, 5 p.m.

G4 G1 loser vs. G2 loser, 8 p.m.

Saturday, July 26

G5 G2 winner vs. G3 winner, 10 a.m.

G6 G3 loser vs. G4 winner, 4 p.m.

G7 G5 loser vs. G6 winner, 7 p.m.

Sunday, July 27

G8 Championship — G5 winner vs. G7 winner, 1 p.m.

G9 If-Needed Game — G8 winner vs. G8 loser, 4 p.m.

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 Springfield Glendale vs. Jackson, 3 p.m.

G2 Sedalia vs. Eureka, 5:30 p.m.

Friday, June 25

G3 Washington vs. G1 winner, noon

G4 G1 loser vs. G2 loser, 2:30 p.m.

G5 G2 winner vs. G3 winner, 5 p.m.

G6 G3 loser vs. G4 winner, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, June 26

G7 G5 loser vs. G6 winner, 1 p.m.

G8 Championship — G5 winner vs. G7 winner, 3:30 p.m.

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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