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Posted: Wednesday, January 2, 2013 2:15 pm

Following a first-round victory over Smith-Cotton at the Rolla Girls Basketball Tournament, fourth-seeded St. Clair ended the event with a pair of losses to settle for fourth-place honors.

The Lady Bulldogs (6-4) lost Friday in the semifinals to top-seeded Hickman 57-13 and Saturday in the third-place contest to second-seeded Rolla, 55-49.

Hickman defeated third-seeded Waynesville Saturday in the championship game, 48-32.


St. Clair’s game with Rolla was close all the way.

The Lady Bulldogs had a 44-41 lead with six minutes remaining in the fourth quarter, but managed just five points during the remainder of the contest.

“We had a lot of unforced errors and missed several shots inside for what should have been easy points. We missed a lot of free throws. We were 19-31 from the line, which is way more than the difference in the game,” said St. Clair Head Coach Jena Carroll. “When you have turnovers, miss easy shots and shoot poorly from the free-throw line, you allow the other team to stay in the game. Our mistakes never allowed for is to push ahead and extend a lead.”

Allison Hinson and Karissa Hoffman combined to score 33 of the Lady Bulldogs’ 49 points.

Hinson finished the game with 18 points, 12 in the second half. Hoffman added 15 points, 10 in the first half.

“Hoffman and Hinson both played really well and worked hard,” Carroll said. “They both stepped up offensively and did a solid job on defense.”

Alicia York pitched in with six points. Kayla Klenke added three points.

Emily Presley, Sam Deason and Katelyn Guehne each scored two points. Anna Reed had one point.

Rolla held leads of 11-9 after one quarter and 22-21 at halftime.

St. Clair took a brief 34-33 lead with 3:38 left in the third quarter on five straight points by Hinson.

Rolla regained the advantage after three quarters, 38-37.

A three-pointer by Hinson and a basket by Hoffman gave the Lady Bulldogs their 44-41 lead with six minutes to play.

St. Clair later tied the game 49-49 on another basket by Hoffman with 2:15 left to play, but that was the Lady Bulldogs’ final points of the game.

Trailing 52-49, the Lady Bulldogs had the ball with 37 seconds left on the clock, but a turnover all but ended their chances.


Playing against of the top girls basketball programs in the state, St. Clair lost to eventual tournament champion Hickman in the semifinals.

“Hickman is a big, strong, athletic team with a bench full of talent,” Carroll said. “We were not prepared to face that. We played defeated from the tip-off.”

The Kewpies led 20-2 after one quarter and 34-8 at halftime.

Presley and Reed both scored four points for St. Clair. Hoffman added three points. Klenke and Hinson both had one point.

“We have to look at this tournament as a chance for us to work on our weaknesses that have been exposed,” Carroll said. “We need to work harder and make the adjustments needed.”


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 at Union    7 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 20

Sullivan Shootout

Owensville vs. Rockwood Summit, 11:30 a.m.

St. Clair vs. Lindbergh, 1 p.m.

Jefferson City vs. Jackson, 2:30 p.m.

Washington vs. Lutheran South, 4 p.m.

Borgia vs. Poplar Bluff, 5:30 p.m.

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

Washington at Francis Howell    7 p.m.

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 vs. Sullivan, 8:30 p.m.

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