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Posted: Wednesday, December 25, 2013 1:30 pm

A busy weekend added up to three close losses for the St. Clair boys basketball team.

The Bulldogs (1-6, 1-1) lost their home opener last Friday to Hermann 55-51, fell short 38-37 Saturday to Rockwood Summit and lost Monday to Mendon Unity, Ill., 48-45 in overtime.

“It’s about our kids wanting, needing and learning how to win. We have to play close games and learn from those opportunities,” said St. Clair Head Coach Casey Korn. “We want to be a tough out come February. We have a taste of the conference season. The kids are getting better every day.”

Hermann

St. Clair held the lead throughout its home opener against Hermann, but saw the Bearcats rally in the fourth quarter for the victory.

The Bearcats (3-4, 1-1), who trailed 41-29 with three minutes remaining in the third quarter, outscored St. Clair 17-5 in the fourth period.

“We were down by as many as 12 in the second half. We fought back one possession at a time, just like you talk about. It’s a cliche, but that’s the way you have to do it,” said Hermann Head Coach Tim Spiers. “We crawled our way back into it and in the end, for three or four possessions in a row, we were able to get to the basket and score.”

St. Clair held leads of 11-7 after one quarter, 25-23 at halftime and 46-38 after three quarters.

“We hit some shots and went on a nice run in the third quarter to go up by 12 points,” Korn said. “And then we got cold, got stagnant, got timid. We gave up a couple of offensive rebounds that led to buckets. That’s just effort and hustle.”

Mat Hug led the way for Hermann with 16 points. Craig Winkelmann finished with 10 points. Josh Schannuth and Collin Hart both scored eight points.

“We have good kids. I’m really proud of them. Josh Schannuth was awesome inside. He played great. He got rebounds, kept balls alive, made shots and gave us an option inside,” Spiers said. “Oetterer came off the bench and helped us out. (Garrett) Leimkuehler was huge. He made some free throws, got a big rebound and guarded their shooter. Hug struggled early to make shots. Where it turned for him was when he started going to the offensive glass, got some offensive rebounds and got himself to the free-throw line.”

Reno Jones paced St. Clair with 19 points. Damon Arnold added 12 points. Kyler Waldo had nine points.

Harley Love finished with five points. Kevin Cox scored four points. Charlie Fuchs had two points.

“Reno is probably our best offensive player who can score inside, outside and in between. He rebounds the ball really well. Damon is going to see special treatment from opposing defenses. The kid can shoot,” Korn said. “Waldo has a really calm demeanor. He has to be able to make shots. He’s starting to get that. Any time he can be in a gym, he’s in a gym trying to get better. Wyatt Wachter gave us some good minutes. Harley Love played great before going down with an injury.”

Other Results

Playing at the Bank of Sullivan Shootout, Rockwood Summit scored as time ran out to defeat the Bulldogs, 38-37.

St. Clair took a 37-36 lead on a basket by Arnold in the final seconds, but the Falcons came back to score with less than a second remaining on the clock.

St. Clair traveled Monday to John Wood Community College in Quincy, Ill., falling in overtime to Mendon Unity.

The Bulldogs held leads of 22-13 at halftime and 27-26 after three quarters.

Scoring for the Summit and Unity games were not available at press time.

Hermann put together another fourth quarter rally to defeat California 52-50 Saturday at Jefferson City High School.

The Bearcats trailed 41-37 after three quarters and outscored the Pintos 15-9 in the final eight minutes.

Josh Oetterer, Hug and  Winkelmann each scored 11 points.

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Area Scoreboard

62nd Annual Borgia Pepsi Thanksgiving Tournament

Blue Division

Pool 1

McCluer North

Normandy

Carnahan

Pool 2

Cardinal Ritter

Pacific

Rockwood Summit

Gold Division

Pool 1

CBC

Soldan

Washington

Pool 2

Borgia

North Tech

Union

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.

Wrestling

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

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