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Posted: Wednesday, December 26, 2012 12:30 pm

It was only fitting that Sierra Pryor got the scoring started in the Peoples Bank Holiday Classic championship game.

The Sullivan junior guard put the Lady Eagles on top of Farmington for good with a layup for the opening score of the game Friday. Pryor, the tournament MVP, led Sullivan to the title of the inaugural event with 15 points, 49-35.

“We felt like it was a competitive tournament,” Sullivan Head Coach Jason Merkel said. “We were fortunate that we came out and played well and hit some big shots. I’m really proud of our girls for how they played tonight.”

Merkel feels this is a milestone for Sullivan’s program.

“We haven’t played in a whole lot of big-time games,” Merkel said. “And we had never won the big game. I was proud of how they won the championship game and proud of how they played composed.”

Sullivan never trailed in the game. After Pryor’s opening basket, Demi Reed hit a shot to make it 4-0.

Farmington’s Kaitlyn Gilliam scored to cut the lead in half, but the early part of the game proved to be all Sullivan. The Lady Eagles led after one quarter, 18-14, and stretched the lead to seven points at the intermission, 26-19.

In the third quarter, Sullivan couldn’t put the game out of reach, but the Lady Eagles didn’t let Farmington catch up, either. Sullivan led 36-27 after three quarters.

Farmington had chances to trim the gap in the fourth quarter, but couldn’t take advantage. Meanwhile, Sullivan stressed ball control, took time off the clock and scored baskets to put the game out of reach with the final margin of victory being 49-35.

Pryor’s 15 points included one three-point basket.

Also reaching double-digits were Reed and Aley Lucas.

Reed, who made the all-tournament second team, scored 11 points.

Lucas, a first-team pick, netted 10 points.

Jessica Heinle scored seven points while Kaitlynn Hill added four and Megan Brandt contributed two points.

Also playing was Tessa Johanning.

The game’s scoring leader was Farmington’s senior standout Rachel Williams, who scored 20 points to tie for the tournament lead in that category.

“She’s going to get her points,” Merkel said. “She did a good job on the dribble drive against us. We weren’t able to stop her. We contained her a little better in the second half. Overall, we’re proud of how we held everyone else down. She still got her points.”

Kaila Nash and Shania Sweeney scored four points apiece for the Knightettes. Gilliam ended with three while Caity Friend and Jordan Martin scored two points apiece.

Martin was honored on the all-tournament second team.

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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

Normandy vs. Carnahan, 5:30 p.m.

Pacific vs. Rockwood Summit, 7 p.m.

North Tech vs. Union, 8:30 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 27

McCluer North vs. Carnahan, 5 p.m.

CBC vs. Soldan, 6:30 p.m.

Borgia vs. North Tech, 8 p.m.

Friday, Nov. 28

McCluer North vs. Normandy, 6 p.m.

Cardinal Ritter vs. Pacific, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 29

Blue Consolation, noon

Gold Consolation, 1:30 p.m.

Gold Third Place, 3 p.m.

Blue Third Place, 4:30 p.m.

Blue Championship, 6 p.m.

Gold Championship, 7:30 p.m.

Boys Basketball

Tuesday, Nov. 25

New Haven at Belle    6 p.m.

Monday, Dec. 1

New Haven at Montgomery Co. Tny    TBA

Tuesday, Dec. 2

Festus at Pacific    5:30 p.m.

#St. Clair vs. St. Vincent    6 p.m.

New Haven at Montgomery Co. Tny    TBA

Wednesday, Dec. 3

#St. Clair vs. Jefferson    6 p.m.

New Haven at Montgomery Co. Tny    TBA

Thursday, Dec. 4

New Haven at Montgomery Co. Tny    TBA

Friday, Dec. 5

Washington at Union    7 p.m.

#Crystal City Tny    5/6:30/8 p.m.

New Haven at Montgomery Co. Tny    TBA

Girls Basketball

Tuesday, Nov. 25

Washington 61, St. Clair 49

Saturday, Nov. 29

@Pacific vs. North County    2 p.m.

Monday, Dec. 1

St. Louis Patriettes at Union    7 p.m.

&Pacific vs. Marquette    7 p.m.

St. Clair at Clayton Tny    TBA

New Haven at Montgomery Co Tny    TBA

Tuesday, Dec. 2

St. Clair at Clayton Tny    TBA

New Haven at Montgomery Co Tny    TBA

Wednesday, Dec. 3

&Pacific vs. Ft. Zumwalt West/Rosati-Kain    4/5:30 p.m.

St. Clair at Clayton Tny    TBA

New Haven at Montgomery Co Tny    TBA

Thursday, Dec. 4

St. Clair at Clayton Tny    TBA

New Haven at Montgomery Co Tny    TBA

Friday, Dec. 5

Washington at Union    7 p.m.

Pacific at Marquette Tny    TBA

New Haven at Montgomery Co Tny    TBA

Wrestling

Tuesday, Dec. 2

Washington at Owensville/Rolla    5 p.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 3

Union at Ladue    5 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 4

Union, Borgia at Washington    6 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 5

Washington, Pacific at Westminster Tny    TBA

Girls Swimming

Thursday, Dec. 4

Borgia at Burroughs    4 p.m.

*Conference Games

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