In a game that came down to the wire, Pacific posted a 50-47 girls basketball win Thursday, Feb. 20, at St. Clair.
The Lady Indians (12-11, 2-5) fell behind early, but had the lead by halftime.
“It was a very physical game,” said Pacific Head Coach Josh Spuhl. “St Clair came out firing. We were down by seven or more points in the first quarter, but fought back and led by three at half.”
Both teams were without key starting guards due to injuries.
St. Clair’s Allison Hinson is out for the season. Pacific’s Ellen Rogers is doubtful to return, according to Spuhl.
“It was a good team effort. I still feel like we’re making adjustments and improving,” said St. Clair Head Coach Jena Carroll. “Our intensity level was good. It was a great effort from all of our players.”
Ashley Hill scored 13 points to lead Pacific. Kya Hill and Caroline Rogers both added eight points. Kate Cookson netted seven points. Meagan Wakefield and Hunter Kelemen both scored five points. Devon Flemming had four points.
Alicia York paced the Lady Bulldogs (8-14, 1-6) with 15 points.
Sam Deason finished with 12 points. Katelyn Guehne added nine points. Karissa Hoffman scored eight points. Kelsey Wachter had three points.
Pacific suffered a 72-53 loss Tuesday, Feb. 18, at Eureka.
The Lady Wildcats (19-2) held leads of 18-9 after one quarter, 41-21 at halftime and 51-39 after three quarters.
Pacific outscored Eureka 32-31 in the second half.
“We were hanging with them until we got in foul trouble,” Spuhl said. “They’re one of the best teams I’ve seen in a couple of years.”
Kya Hill paced the Lady Indians with 18 points. Ashley Hill added 15 points.
Caroline Rogers and Flemming scored six points apiece. Wakefield finished with four points. Brigid Toney and Kelemen both had two points.
Kelsey Tepen led four Eureka players in double figures with 18 points.