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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

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

^Hillsboro 49, Northwest 34

~New Haven 35, Chamois 28

~Wright City 47, Warrenton 41

^Union 63,  St. Clair 60

~Hermann 63 vs. Montgomery Co 5

St. James 57, Owensville 35

Friday, Jan. 30

^Rock Bridge 80, Lutheran South 59

^Borgia 46, Washington 43 (OT)

*Providence at Crosspoint    7:30 p.m.

Eagle Ridge at Fulton SA    7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 31

^Seventh-place game — St. Clair vs. Northwest   2:30 p.m.

~Seventh-place game    2:30 p.m.

^Consolation — Union vs. Hillsboro    4 p.m.

~Consolation    4 p.m.

^Third-place game — Washington vs. Lutheran South   5:30 p.m.

~Third-place game    5:30 p.m.

^Championship — Borgia vs. Rock Bridge    7 p.m.

~Championship    7 p.m.

^Union Tournament

~Hermann Tournament

Monday, Feb. 2

New Haven at Silex   5:30  p.m.

Fulton SA at North County Christian    7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 3

Whitfield at Union    4 p.m.

*Crosspoint at Fulton SA    6:30 p.m.

Pacific at Borgia    6:45 p.m.

*Holt at Washington    7 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 5

*Fulton SA at Community Christian    6:30 p.m.

*Duchesne at Borgia    6:45 p.m.

*Rivers of Life at Crosspoint    7 p.m.

Wellsville at New Haven     6 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 6

*Union at New Haven    6 p.m.

*Pacific at St. James    6 p.m.

*Borgia at St. Mary’s    6:45 p.m.

*St. Clair at Sullivan    7 p.m.

Monday, Feb. 9

Crosspoint, Fulton SA at MAC Tny    TBA

Tuesday, Feb. 10

*St. Clair at Pacific    5:30 p.m.

*Hermann at Union    5:30 p.m.

Rock Bridge at Borgia    7:15 p.m.

Crosspoint, Fulton SA at MAC Tny    TBA

Owensville at New Haven   6 p.m.

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 62, Union 59 (OT)

Fulton SA at Thomas Jefferson    5 p.m.

^Lutheran South 54, Wentzville Liberty 40

~Owensville 54, New Haven 24

^Warrenton 51, Holt 44

~Chamois 50, Hermann 45

^Washington 54, St. Clair 31

Thursday, Jan. 29

*Notre Dame 50, Borgia 45

Friday, Jan. 30

^Seventh-place game — Union 66, Wentzville Liberty 31

~Consolation — Montgomery Co. vs. Wright City    5 p.m.

^Consolation — Lutheran South 55, Pacific 49

*Providence at Crosspoint    6 p.m.

Eagle Ridge at Fulton SA    6 p.m.

~Third-place game — Hermann vs. New Haven   6:30 p.m.

^Third-place game — Holt 63, St. Clair 49

~Championship — Owensville vs. Chamois   8 p.m.

^Championship — Washington 61 Warrenton 50

Monday, Feb. 2

#Borgia vs. Patriettes    4 p.m.

#Cardinal Ritter vs. Union    5:20 p.m.

De Soto at St. Clair    5:30 p.m.

Fulton SA at North County Christian    6 p.m.

#Washington vs. Parkway South    6:40 p.m.

Chamois at New Haven    7 p.m.

#Helias vs. Troy    8 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 3

*Crosspoint at Fulton SA    5 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 4

#Washington-Parkway South loser vs. Helias-Troy loser    4 p.m.

#Borgia-Patriettes loser vs. Cardinal Ritter-Union loser    5:20 p.m.

#Washington-Parkway South winner vs. Helias-Troy winner    6:40 p.m.

#Borgia-Patriettes winner vs. Cardinal Ritter-Union winner    8 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 5

*Pacific at St. James    6 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 6

Barat at Fulton SA    4:30 p.m.

*St. Clair at Sullivan    5:30 p.m.

*Rivers of Life at Crosspoint    5:30 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 7

#Seventh-place game    noon

#Consolation    1:30 p.m.

#Third-place game    3 p.m.

#Championship    4:30 p.m.

New Haven at Elsberry    5 p.m.

Monday, Feb. 9

*Hermann at Union    5:30 p.m.

*St. Clair at Pacific    5:30 p.m.

*Owensville at New Haven    6 p.m.

*St. Dominic at Borgia    6:45 p.m.

Crosspoint, Fulton SA at MAC Tny    TBA

Tuesday, Feb. 10

*Washington at Ft. Zumwalt South    5:30 p.m.

Crosspoint, Fulton SA at MAC Tny    TBA

^Washington Tournament

~Hermann Tournament

#Borgia 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

Summit 39, Union 34

Owensville 41, Pacific 38

Pacific 45, St. James 28

Friday, Jan. 30

St. Clair at DeSoto   5 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 31

Pacific at Hazelwood East Tny    9 a.m.

St. Clair at DeSoto 9 a.m.

Monday, Feb. 2

Borgia at O’Fallon Christian    5 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 3

Washington at Pacific    6 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 4

Borgia at AAA Tny    TBA

Thursday, Feb. 5

*Pacific at Union    6 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 7

Washington at Seckman Tny    9 a.m.

St. Clair at Francis Howell Central Inv    9:30 a.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 10

Pacific at Parkway Central Tri-Meet    5 p.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.

Tuesday, Feb. 3

Washington at McCluer North    3:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 4

Borgia at MICDS/Duchesne (Rec-Plex)    8:30 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 6

Washington at Ft. Zumwalt South    3:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 10

Borgia at Nerinx Hall    4 p.m.

Washington at GAC Meet    TBA

Wednesday, Feb. 11

Washington at GAC Meet    TBA

Thursday, Feb. 12

Borgia at AAA Meet    TBA

Washington at GAC Meet    TBA

*Conference Games

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