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Posted: Wednesday, January 23, 2013 9:15 pm

Shooting for its second tournament championship of the season, top-seeded Pacific got things going in the right direction with a 71-32 victory over eighth-seeded Jefferson Monday at the Union Boys Basketball Tournament.

The win snapped the Indians’ three-game losing streak.

“It was good to get the win. We lost three games in a row against three quality opponents. Those games are going to make us better,” said Pacific Head Coach John VanLeer. “Jefferson fought hard and hung around. We pressed them, which is something we don’t do a lot, just in case we need to do it later in the year. We fouled them too much, which gave them easy opportunities. At least we got to work on the press.”

The Indians (10-7) take on fifth-seeded St. Clair (7-9) in the championship semifinals Friday at 6 p.m.

Pacific defeated St. Clair early in the year in the seventh-place game of the Borgia Turkey Tournament, 55-48.

“St. Clair has gotten better. Casey (Korn) is doing a nice job. It takes a while to get adjusted to a new coach,” VanLeer said. “They have a lot of seniors who are playing well. It will be a different game than it was last time. I think we’re a lot better than we were at that time, too. It’s a conference opponent. We know them well. They know us.”

Cullen VanLeer led the way for Pacific against Jefferson with 21 points, 15 in the first quarter and 17 in the first half.

Jeffrey Hinkle finished the game with 11 points. Tanner Brown added 10 points.

Zeth Boyer pitched in with seven points. Stephen Watson netted six points.

Neil DeBold and Zach Kraus both registered four points. Brandon Colter and Brendan Jett-Kell both scored three points. Noah Boyer had two points. Logan Armstrong missed the game with an ankle injury.

“Jeffrey has to step up and look to score like he did here. He’s capable of doing it. It’s just a confidence thing for him,” VanLeer said. “Everybody scored. We didn’t play any starters from the last two minutes of the third quarter to the end of the game. It’s good for our bench guys to play.”

Darrick Brumley led Jefferson (7-10) with 15 points.

Pacific was 6-15 from the free-throw line. Jefferson was 14-18.

After the two teams went back-and-forth for the first three minutes, Pacific took off from there.

Leading 23-11 after one quarter, the Indians went on a 17-0 run over the final four minutes of the second quarter to lead 45-18 at halftime.

Pacific’s full court pressure led to steals and transition baskets. The Indians also got hot from the field.

It was more of the same in the third quarter for the Indians, who outscored Jefferson, 17-6, to increase their lead to 62-24.

The fourth quarter was played with a running clock.

Helias

Playing last Saturday at the Mexico Shootout, Pacific lost to Helias, 56-44.

The second quarter was the difference for the Indians, who were outscored 14-2.

Pacific trailed 30-15 at halftime.

With the Crusaders leading 46-24 after three quarters, Pacific chipped away in the fourth quarter.

The Indians pulled to within six points, and had the ball, in the final two minutes, but couldn’t get closer.

“We were up 11-3 and Cullen had our first 11 points, and then they went ahead 16-13 after the first quarter,” VanLeer said. “Our first six possessions of the second quarter, we turned it over and didn’t get a shot. That set the tone. We struggled. We missed some shots. Zeth got in foul trouble.”

VanLeer paced Pacific with 23 points, six rebounds and four assists.

Brown added 11 points, four rebounds and three assists.

Hinkle scored six points. Zeth Boyer and Noah Boyer both had two points.

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Area Scoreboard

62nd Annual Borgia Pepsi Thanksgiving Tournament

Blue Division

Pool 1

McCluer North

Normandy

Carnahan

Pool 2

Cardinal Ritter

Pacific

Rockwood Summit

Gold Division

Pool 1

CBC

Soldan

Washington

Pool 2

Borgia

North Tech

Union

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.

Wrestling

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

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