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Posted: Wednesday, January 29, 2014 5:32 pm | Updated: 9:30 pm, Tue Feb 4, 2014.

By Craig Vonder Haar

Missourian Sports Writer

Pacific began its title defense at the Lindbergh Girls Basketball Tournament with a victory over the host team.

The fifth-seeded Lady Indians (9-5) held the lead throughout the game in a 59-47 win Monday over fourth-seeded Lindbergh.

Pacific lost to Lindbergh earlier in the season at the Seckman Tournament.

“The first time we played them, we were 1-17 from three-point range. We shot the ball much better this time, especially in the first half,” said Pacific Head Coach Josh Spuhl. “We were 6-10 from the three-point line in the first half, which really helped us build a lead. They never got closer than 10 points in the second half.” Pacific will play top-seeded St. Charles in the championship semifinals Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.

Second-seeded Sullivan and third-seeded Jackson meet in the other semifinal contest Wednesday at 8 p.m.

The Lady Indians defeated St. Charles in the championship game last season at Lindbergh.

“It should be a good game against St. Charles. They have one of the better post players around in Gabby Walker. It will be a good matchup between her and Kya (Hill),” Spuhl said. “They’ll press us and push the ball up the floor. It probably will be an up-and-down game.”

Kya Hill led Pacific against Lindbergh with 16 points, 14 coming in the second half.

Ellen Rogers scored 11 points, all in the first half.

Meagan Wakefield also scored 11 points.

Kate Cookson chipped in with nine points. Ashley Hill netted six points. Hunter Kelemen scored five points. Brigid Toney had one point.

“Ellen had a great game. She had three three-pointers in the first half,” Spuhl said. “Hitting those outside shots were important because it took them out of their zone and made them go man-to-man, which really opened things up for Kya in the second half.”

Pacific held leads of 25-18 after one quarter and 37-27 at halftime.

“We did a good job building a lead and not letting them back in the game in the second half,” Spuhl said. “Now we get a day of practice and then get ready to play Wednesday against St. Charles.”


Area Scoreboard

Area Sports Schedule


Wednesday, April 9

Pacific 14, Borgia 8

Ft. Zumwalt East 7, Washington 2

Union 7, North County 6

Thursday, April 10

Washington 5, Ft. Zumwalt East 0

Union 5, Hermann 4 (8)

St. James 11, St. Clair 4

Pacific 20, New Haven 10

Friday, April 11

*Borgia 6, DuBourg 2

Warrenton 12, St. Clair 2

Saturday, April 12

Borgia 7, St. Clair 0

Monday, April 14

Washington at Pacific, PPD

North County at St. Clair, PPD

Union 5, Waynesville 3

Tuesday, April 15

Borgia 4, Washington 2

Cuba 7, St. Clair 1

*Pacific 14, Owensville 0

Girls Soccer

Wednesday, April 9

Windsor Tournament

Washington 2, Windsor 0

Union 4, Pacific 1

Thursday, April 10

Borgia 7, DuBourg 1

St. Clair 9, St. James 0

Windsor Tournament

Third-Place Game — Windsor 8, Pacific 1

Championship Game — Washington 5, Union 4 (2 OT)

Friday, April 11

St. Pius 5, Borgia 0

Fatima 2, St. Clair 1 (PK Shootout)

Monday, April 14

Washington 5, Borgia 3

*Union 12, St. James 0

*Sullivan 1, Owensville 0 (2 OT)

Troy Tny, TBA

Hillsboro Tny, TBA

Tuesday, April 15

*Washington 2, Ft. Zumwalt East 0

*Union 10, Owensville 0

Troy Tny    TBA

Hillsboro Tny    TBA


Wednesday, April 9

Borgia 162, Duchesne 182, Lutheran St. Charles 175 (medalist B-C. Voss 35)

Sullivan 163, Pacific 181, St. James 201 (medalist P-C. VanLeer 37)

Thursday, April 10

Washington 148, Ft. Zumwalt S 176 (medalist W-B. Carpenter 29)

St. James at Union, 4 p.m.

Friday, April 11

Sullivan Tournament, 8 a.m.

Borgia 196, St. Dominic 214 (Medalist-C. Voss, Borgia, 33)

Monday, April 14

*Washington 176, Holt 179 (medalist W-B. Carpenter 42)

Tuesday, April 15

Borgia 209, Kennedy 250 (medalist B-C. Voss 35)

*Pacific/Sullivan at St. Clair, 4 p.m.

*Hermann at Union, 4 p.m.

Track and Field

Tuesday, April 15

Union Relays, 3 p.m.

Boys Volleyball

Wednesday, April 9

Duchesne def. Borgia, 25-19, 25-16

Thursday, April 10

Seckman def. Borgia, 25-15, 21-25, 25-13

College Softball

Friday, April 11

Central Methodist JV at ECC, 2 p.m.

Saturday, April 12

ECC swept Cottey in doubleheader

Sunday, April 13

ECC at Central Methodist JV, PPD

Monday, April 14

*ECC at St. Louis, PPD

Tuesday, April 15

*Three Rivers at ECC, 2 p.m.

*Conference Games

NCAA Men's Basketball News