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Posted: Saturday, February 22, 2014 4:30 pm

St. Clair appears to be peaking at the right time of the season.

The Bulldogs (6-15, 3-3) turned in a big performance Tuesday at New Haven, knocking off the Shamrocks, 51-33.

“We played our best game of the year. Our defense was pretty darn good. We executed the game plan. We took away what we needed to take away and we contested shots. After the first couple of possessions, we rebounded the ball really well,” said St. Clair Head Coach Casey Korn. “We did a pretty good job handling the basketball. There weren’t a lot of live ball turnovers that allowed New Haven to get easy points. They always had to work to score.”

The Shamrocks (15-8, 1-5) never got things going.

“We were behind all night. They jumped out to a 9-0 lead, which made a difference,” said New Haven Head Coach Ray Steinhoff. “Give St. Clair credit. They executed about as well as anybody has against us all year. They ran their offense really well and their role kids did a good job screening and freeing up their shooters.”

After opening a 9-0 lead, St. Clair owned advantages of 11-7 after one quarter, 22-17 at halftime and 34-25 after three quarters.

“We were down by seven points with the ball with four or five minutes left in the fourth quarter, turned it over and then Reno (Jones) hit back-to-back three-pointers for them,” Steinhoff said. “It went from seven points to 13 points pretty quick.”

Reno Jones led St. Clair with 24 points on 8-9 shooting from the floor. He added seven rebounds and five steals.

Ben Feddersen finished with eight points and three rebounds.

Damon Arnold collected seven points and two steals.

Keola Bursey had four points and two rebounds. Kevin Cox had four points and three assists. Kyler Waldo added two points and two assists. Terrance Stahlman scored two points.

“We tried to pressure them and extend our defense full court, but they got loose a few times,” Steinhoff said.

“Offensively, we ran some really good stuff. Reno missed only one shot, so any time you have someone clicking like that, it’s really nice,” Korn said. “They covered Damon pretty well and he was able to make the right reads instead of trying to force shots. He’s really improving there.”

Seth Schenck paced New Haven with 19 points, two assists and two steals.

Kyle Ruediger added nine points, five rebounds and two assists.

Alex Poggas had three points and two steals. Ross Seitter had two points and five assists.

“Seth did a good job defending Arnold. We held him to seven points. Seth also shot the ball well. He had a good game,” Steinhoff said. “They bottled Ruediger up pretty good inside. Feddersen adds another dimension. I know he’s not at full strength, but he’s still a presence in the middle of their zone.”

St. Clair played Friday against Pacific and next week plays Tuesday at Salem and Friday at Hillsboro.

“I’m happy our guys haven’t quit,” Korn said. “We’re getting better every day and that’s what we’ve been looking for since day one.”

New Haven won Thursday at Wellsville 56-34, ended its regular season Friday against Owensville and hosts the Class 2 District 4 Tournament next week. The second-seeded Shamrocks meet seventh-seeded St. Vincent Monday at 8:30 p.m. Elsberry is the top seed.

“It’s good for the fans, community and kids to get to host the district tournament,” Steinhoff said. “Elsberry has a legitimate Division I player, who’s a 6-8 junior and is being recruited pretty heavily. He scored 42 points the other night against Montgomery County. Valle Catholic is seeded third and has a good team. We have to focus on St. Vincent, a team that’s always well coached.”


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