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Posted: Wednesday, January 2, 2013 5:30 pm

They had to sweat for a while, but the Pacific Lady Indians reached the championship game of the Seckman Girls Basketball Holiday Classic Thursday in Imperial.

The Lady Indians (6-3) rallied in the final quarter to defeat fifth-seeded Fox, 38-30.

“Fox has gotten a whole lot better,” said Pacific Head Coach Josh Spuhl.

Pacific faced Lindbergh Friday afternoon for the title, a rematch of the 2003, 2004 and 2009 tournament championship games.

Lindbergh advanced with a 46-40 win over Seckman, setting up an all-Fox C-6 district third-place game between Seckman and Fox. The consolation championship ended up being Northwest against Mehlville while Hillsboro and Festus.

Fox Game

Exploding for nearly half of its points in the fourth quarter, the Lady Indians were able to blow open a tight game against fifth-seeded Fox (6-3).

Leading 22-21 after three quarters, Pacific outscored the Lady Warriors by a 16-9 margin in the fourth quarter to put the game away.

Pacific took an 11-7 lead after one quarter. The Lady Indians were up 18-16 at the intermission.

Fox, which upset fourth-seeded Northwest in the opening round, 53-46, tried to pull off another unexpected win, but Pacific was able to pull away.

Down the stretch, the Lady Indians outscored Fox 8-1 to seal the victory.

Junior Ashley Hill reached double digits in scoring for the second game in a row, scoring half of Pacific’s points with 19 in the game.

Senior Lizzy Almo also hit double digits in scoring with 10 points.

Nikki Fleishman, a senior, led Fox with 10 points. She also had four rebounds and two assists.

Kelsey Brodbeck netted seven points with two rebounds and a steal. Selma Fific scored six points with seven rebounds, two assists and three steals.

Erin Birschbach ended with five points, six rebounds, five steals and three assists.

Ashley Ellis scored two points with one rebound.

Devan Smith pulled down three rebounds with an assist. Claudia Gallo secured one rebound.

Fox fell in the third-place game to host Seckman, 46-44.


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Area Sports Schedule


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

Wednesday, April 16

Borgia 11, Kennedy 1

Lutheran S 6, Washington 0

Thursday, April 17

*Union 11, Owensville 1

*New Haven 5, St. Clair 4

*Pacific 5, St. James 4

Saturday, April 19

Union vs. Washington (at TR Hughes Ballpark), 12:30 p.m.

Girls Soccer

Monday, April 14

Washington 5, Borgia 3

*Union 12, St. James 0

*Sullivan 1, Owensville 0 (2 OT)

Tuesday, April 15

*Washington 2, Ft. Zumwalt East 0

*Union 10, Owensville 0

Thursday, April 17

*Washington 2, Ft. Zumwalt S 1 (PKs)

Union 10, North County 0

#St. Clair 3, Maplewood 1

Pacific at Troy Tny    TBA

Friday, April 18

Washington 2, Sullivan 1

#St. Clair vs. Ritenour, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, April 19

#St. Clair vs. TBA, TBA


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.

Wednesday, April 16

Wash at FZS Tny, TBA

Thursday, April 17

Warrenton Tny, 8 a.m.

Track and Field

Tuesday, April 15

Union Relays (Winners: B-Potosi 101; G-Washington 119)

Saturday, April 19

Washington at Kirkwood    TBA

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

Wednesday, April 16

*ECC split with St. Charles

Thursday, April 17

*ECC split with St. Louis

*Conference Games

NCAA Men's Basketball News