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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.”


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.


Area Scoreboard

Area Sports Schedule

High School Sports


Friday, Sept. 4

Miller Career at Borgia    7 p.m.

Washington at Warrenton    7 p.m.

*Union at Sullivan    7 p.m.

*St. Clair at Pacific    7 p.m.

*St. James at Hermann    7 p.m.

Cuba at Owensville    7 p.m.

*Wright City at Montgomery Co    7 p.m.

Friday, Aug. 28

Borgia 31, Union 19

Sullivan 26, Washington 21

Ozark 24, St. Clair 14

Potosi 27, Pacific 7

Hermann 40, Cuba 14

Blair Oaks 48, Owensville 19

Houston 36, St. James 35

Warrenton 37, Troy 13

Orchard Farm 14, Wright City 12

Friday, Aug. 21

Borgia 55, Owensville 16

Washington 34, St. Clair 12

Parkway West 39, Union 14

De Soto 40, Pacific 14

Park Hills Central 52, Sullivan 14

Hermann 55, Montgomery Co 6

St. James 64, Cuba 26

Warrenton 28, St. Dominic 26

Wright City 20, Trinity 18


Friday, Aug. 28

Tri-City at Crosspoint    5:30 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 29

Willard Lori Endicott Tournament

Pool Play

Borgia split with Logan-Rogersville, 22-25, 25-22

Borgia def. Neosho, 25-12, 25-19

Borgia def Stockton, 25-14, 25-19

Borgia def. Green Ridge, 25-8, 25-10

Bracket Play

Borgia def. Aurora, 25-14, 25-23

Borgia def. Willard, 25-22, 22-25, 25-21

Monday, Aug. 31

Warrenton def. St. Clair, 25-10, 17-25, 25-22

Tuesday, Sept. 1

Pacific at Eureka    4:15 p.m.

Father Tolton at Hermann    5 p.m.

Crosspoint at North County    5 p.m.

*St. Dominic at Borgia    5:30 p.m.

Union at Mehlville    5:30 p.m.

Sullivan at Waynesville    5:30 p.m.

New Haven at Chamois    6 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 2

Washington at Pacific    5:30 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 3

Borgia at Incarnate Word    4 p.m.

*Washington at Ft. Zumwalt N    5 p.m.

North County at Union    5 p.m.

Fatima at Hermann    5 p.m.

New Haven at Montgomery Co    5:30 p.m.

Crosspoint at Bethel Tny    TBA

Friday, Sept. 4

Whitfield at Sullivan    4 p.m.

Crosspoint at Bethel Tny    TBA

Saturday, Sept. 5

Crosspoint at Bethel Tny    TBA

Tuesday, Sept. 8

*Borgia at Duchesne    5 p.m.

Kingston at St. Clair    5 p.m.

Rockwood Summit at Pacific    5 pm.

Union at Montgomery Co    5:30 p.m.

New Haven at Father Tolton    5:30 p.m.

Hermann at Rock Bridge    6 p.m.

Belle at Sullivan    6 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 9

*Borgia at Rosati-Kain    5 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 10

St. Clair at Cuba    4:30 p.m.

*Washington at Holt    5 p.m.

Bourbon at Union    5 p.m.

Centralia at New Haven    5 p.m.

Sullivan at Park Hills Central    5:30 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 11

Pacific at Fox    5:30 p.m.

Crosspoint at Thomas Jefferson    TBA

New Haven at SEMO Classic    TBA

Hermann at Crossroads Classic    TBA

Saturday, Sept. 12

Borgia Tournament    TBA

Union at Rockwood Summit Tny    TBA

St. Clair, Sullivan at North County Tny    TBA

New Haven at SEMO Classic    TBA

Hermann at Crossroads Classic    TBA


Friday, Aug. 28

Lutheran South at Pacific    4:30 p.m.

Wellsville at New Haven    4:30 p.m.

Washington at Belle Tny    TBA

Sullivan at Rockwood Summit Tny    TBA

Saturday, Aug. 29

Washington at Battle Tny    TBA

Sullivan at Rockwood Summit Tny    TBA

Tuesday, Sept. 1

*New Haven at Union    4:30 p.m.

*Sullivan at St. Clair    4:30 p.m.

*Pacific at Hermann    4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 2

*Duchesne at Borgia    3:45 p.m.

Eureka at Washington    4:30 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 3

*Borgia at Rosati-Kain    3:45 p.m.

Washington at Lutheran S    4:15 p.m.

*Union at Pacific    4:30 p.m.

*St. Clair at Owensville    4:30 p.m.

*Hermann at New Haven    4:30 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 5

St. Clair at Potosi Tny    TBA

Tuesday, Sept. 8

*Ft. Zumwalt E at Washington    4:30 p.m.

*Union at St. James    4:30 p.m.

*Owensville at Pacific    4:30 p.m.

*Sullivan at New Haven    4:30 p.m.

*Hermann at St. Clair    4:30 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 10

*St. Clair at Union    4:30 p.m.

*Pacific at Sullivan    4:30 p.m.

*St. James at New Haven    4:30 p.m.

*Hermann at Owensville    4:30 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 11

Washington at Francis Howell Central Tny    TBA

Saturday, Sept. 12

Borgia at Cuba Tny    TBA

Washington at Francis Howell Central Tny    TBA

Owensville Tny    TBA

Pacific at Seckman Tny    TBA


Friday, Aug. 28

*Fulton SA at Eagle Ridge    4:30 p.m.

*Crosspoint at Heritage     5 p.m.

Monday, Aug. 31

De Soto 4, St. Clair 0

St. Charles 2, Washington 1

*STL United at Crosspoint    5 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 1

Fatima at St. Clair    5 p.m.

Crosspoint at North County    6 p.m.

Borgia at St. Dominic Tny    TBA

Pacific Tny    TBA

Wednesday, Sept. 2

*Washington at Ft. Zumwalt N    5 p.m.

Borgia at St. Dominic Tny    TBA

Pacific Tny    TBA

Thursday, Sept. 3

*Fulton SA at Thomas Jefferson    4:30 p.m.

Helias at Washington    5 p.m.

Borgia at St. Dominic Tny    TBA

Pacific Tny    TBA

Friday, Sept. 4

*Fulton SA at Barat    4:30 p.m.

Borgia at St. Dominic Tny    TBA

Pacific Tny    TBA

Saturday, Sept. 5

Borgia at St. Dominic Tny    TBA

Pacific Tny    TBA

Tuesday, Sept. 8

Valley Park at Sullivan    4 p.m.

*Duchesne at Borgia    4:30 p.m.

Fulton SA at Crosspoint    4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 9

Warrenton at Washington    5 p.m.

Union at Hancock    5 p.m.

St. Clair at Windsor    5 p.m.

Pacific at Mehlville    5 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 10

Pacific at Borgia    4:30 p.m.

Festus at Sullivan    4:30 p.m.

*Westwood at Fulton SA    4:30 p.m.

*Holt at Washington    5 p.m.

St. Clair at North County    5 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 11

*Eagle Ridge at Fulton SA    4:30 p.m.

*Thomas Jefferson at Crosspoint    TBA

Saturday, Sept. 12

Cape Central at Union    11 a.m.

Pacific Tournament

Monday, Aug. 31

G1 Eureka 10, Union 0

G2 Wentzville Liberty 2, Pacific 1 (PKs)

G3 Windsor 7, Warrenton 5

Tuesday, Sept. 1

G4 Rolla vs. Seckman, 4 p.m.

G5 Union vs. Pacific, 5:45 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 2

G6 Eureka vs. Wentzville Liberty, 4 p.m.

G7 Windsor vs. G4 winner, 5:45 p.m.

G8 Warrenton vs. G4 loser, 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 3

Consolation — G5 winner vs. G8 winner, 4 p.m.

Third place — G6 loser vs. G7 loser, 5:45 p.m.

Championship — G6 winner vs. G7 winner, 7:30 p.m.

Cross Country

Friday, Aug. 28

St. Clair at First Capital Inv    TBA

Saturday, Aug. 29

Washington at Lafayette    9 a.m.

Saturday, Sept. 5

New Haven Short Course    8:30 a.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 8

Sullivan Inv    4 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 12

Borgia, Washington, St. Clair, Pacific, Sullivan at Forest Park    9 a.m.

New Haven, Hermann at Linn Inv    9 a.m.

Girls Golf

Monday, Aug. 24

Washington 260, Borgia 277 (Medalist Sydney Parrish, Washington, 44) 

Tuesday, Aug. 25

Troy 195, Washington 204, Borgia 209 (Medalist Bayley Henke, Troy, 41)

Wednesday, Aug. 26

Barat Academy 243, Borgia 219 (Medalist Marcie Brinker, Borgia, 46) 

Thursday, Aug. 27

Washington 193, Borgia 220 (Medalists Emma Jones, Washington and Sydney Unnerstall, Borgia 45)

Tuesday, Sept. 1

Washington Tny    8:30 a.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 2

Washington at Ste. Genevieve    3:30 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 3

*Borgia at Lutheran SC    3:30 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 4

Washington at Troy Tny    8 a.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 8

*Ft. Zumwalt S at Washington    3:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 9

Borgia, Timberland, Warrenton at Washington     3:30 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 10

*Borgia at Notre Dame    3:30 p.m.

Washington at Wentzville Liberty    3:30 p.m.

Boys Swimming

Friday, Aug. 28

Borgia at Ft Zumwalt South

Friday, Sept. 4

Washington at CBC, Oakville    4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 9

Borgia at Ft. Zumwalt S    3:30 p.m.

*League Games