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Posted: Wednesday, December 12, 2012 5:32 pm | Updated: 4:45 pm, Fri Dec 14, 2012.

By Craig Vonder Haar

Missourian Sports Writer

After winning the Clayton Round-Robin Tournament to open its girls basketball season, St. Clair took its home court and split games with Waynesville and Owensville.

The Lady Bulldogs (4-1, 1-0) lost their home opener last Friday to Waynesville 47-40, but bounced back Monday to take their Four Rivers Conference opener over Owensville, 48-43.

St. Clair’s girls and boys both play Friday at Hermann. The varsity girls game starts at 6 p.m. followed by the varsity boys contest.


With the score tied 31-31 after three quarters, the Lady Bulldogs outscored the Dutchgirls 17-12 in the final eight minutes for the win.

“I’m happy with how our girls stuck with it and pushed through at the end,” said St. Clair Head Coach Jena Carroll. “We battled hard all night. It was a great team effort.”

Owensville (3-2, 0-1) held leads of 9-7 after one quarter and 20-19 at halftime.

“It was a really back-and-forth first half. We should have done a lot better job of finishing,” Carroll said. “I was happy with our defensive effort. We just struggled on making it count on the offensive end during the first half. We turned the ball over and fouled way too many times to expect to go into half only down by one.”

Sam Deason and Karissa Hoffman both scored 10 points for St. Clair. Deason added 10 rebounds.

Kayla Klenke finished the game with eight points. Katelyn Guehne and Allison Hinson both netted seven points. Hinson also had seven steals. Anna Reed scored four points. Alicia York had two points.

“Hoffman and Hinson got into foul trouble early and that forced us to make several adjustments,” Carroll said. “Guehne and Reed really stepped up coming in off the bench. Both girls played their best game. Guehne really hit the boards hard and Anna did a nice job helping to bring the ball up. Her court vision really helped.

“Klenke did a good job of driving the lane and getting to the free-throw line. Her eight points were a big contribution. Sam hit some key shots in the first half to help us keep it close. After sitting out most of the second quarter, Hinson came back after halftime and was outstanding on defense. Hoffman also picked up her efforts after getting back into the game, scoring eight of her 10 in the second half.”


Visiting Waynesville claimed its first win of the season last Friday by knocking off the Lady Bulldogs.

Trailing throughout the contest, including a pair of 12-point deficits during the second and third quarters, St. Clair rallied to tie the game 40-40 with 1:25 left to play, but could never take the lead.

Waynesville (1-4) ended the game with a 7-0 run.

“We dug ourselves a pretty deep hole in the first quarter. Other than giving up a couple of threes right off the top, our defense was solid,” Carroll said. “We took good shots, but could not get anything to fall. Our first loss was a good chance for us to look and refocus on areas that need a little more work.”

Hoffman led three Lady Bulldogs in double figures with 12 points. Hinson and Deason both scored 11 points.

Guehne, Klenke and Reed each added two points.

Trailing 14-4 after one quarter, the Lady Bulldogs pulled to within five points on two different occasions in the second quarter.

The Lady Tigers still were able to take a 29-19 advantage into halftime.

St. Clair began to chip away in the third quarter, getting as close as 33-29 with 1:53 left on the clock.

Waynesville took a 37-31 lead into the final eight minutes.

Trailing 40-33 with 3:20 remaining in the game, the Lady Bulldogs went on a 7-0 run over the next two minutes to tie the game.

A pair of baskets by Deason and one by Hoffman helped St. Clair pull even.

With the game tied, Waynesville’s Hannah Finger had a three-point play with 50 seconds left. Dorothy Adams hit two free throws with 23 seconds remaining to seal the win.

“The girls did a nice job of fighting back and working their way back into the game,” Carroll said. “Hoffman and Deason both shot really well after bouncing back from our first-quarter slump.”


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