McCluer North Stars

Members of the McCluer North Stars pose with the 65th Annual St. Francis Borgia Pepsi Thanksgiving Tournament championship trophy after defeating Pacific for the title Saturday, Nov. 25.

Bill Battle

For the fifth time since 2010, the McCluer North Stars captured the St. Francis Borgia Pepsi Thanksgiving Tournament title.

McCluer North, the third seed, edged Pacific Saturday, 59-52. 

The Stars led the top-seeded Indians 10-9 after one quarter and 21-16 at the half. Pacific led 37-35 going into the fourth quarter.

Tournament MVP A'Tavian Butler scored 10 of his team-high 18 points in the fourth quarter.

The Stars also placed Patrick Evans and Steve Lee on the all-tournament team.

Pacific's all-tournament team representatives were Cameron VanLeer and Tom Hennessy.

In the third-place game, Borgia rolled past the St. Louis Christian Blue team, 71-41.

Borgia was represented on the all-tournament team by Jacob Unnerstall and Eli Marquart. Charles Rahming represented St. Louis Christian, which also claimed the sportsmanship award.

In the consolation game, Washington edged Normandy in overtime, 50-46. Cason Suggs represented the Blue Jays on the all-tournament team and Britt Booker was selected from Normandy.

North Tech defeated the St. Louis Homeschool Blue Knights for seventh place to start Saturday's action, 58-50. Maurice Willis represented North Tech on the all-tournament team while Patrick Baalman was selected from the Blue Knights.

Coverage from the Friday and Saturday tournament games will be in The Wednesday Missourian.

Saturday, Nov. 25

Seventh-place game — North Tech 58, St. Louis Blue Knights 50

Consolation game — Washington 50, Normandy 46 (OT)

Third-place game — Borgia 71, St. Louis Christian Blue 41

Championship game — McCluer North 59, Pacific 52