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Posted: Wednesday, January 2, 2013 2:15 pm

Following a first-round victory over Smith-Cotton at the Rolla Girls Basketball Tournament, fourth-seeded St. Clair ended the event with a pair of losses to settle for fourth-place honors.

The Lady Bulldogs (6-4) lost Friday in the semifinals to top-seeded Hickman 57-13 and Saturday in the third-place contest to second-seeded Rolla, 55-49.

Hickman defeated third-seeded Waynesville Saturday in the championship game, 48-32.


St. Clair’s game with Rolla was close all the way.

The Lady Bulldogs had a 44-41 lead with six minutes remaining in the fourth quarter, but managed just five points during the remainder of the contest.

“We had a lot of unforced errors and missed several shots inside for what should have been easy points. We missed a lot of free throws. We were 19-31 from the line, which is way more than the difference in the game,” said St. Clair Head Coach Jena Carroll. “When you have turnovers, miss easy shots and shoot poorly from the free-throw line, you allow the other team to stay in the game. Our mistakes never allowed for is to push ahead and extend a lead.”

Allison Hinson and Karissa Hoffman combined to score 33 of the Lady Bulldogs’ 49 points.

Hinson finished the game with 18 points, 12 in the second half. Hoffman added 15 points, 10 in the first half.

“Hoffman and Hinson both played really well and worked hard,” Carroll said. “They both stepped up offensively and did a solid job on defense.”

Alicia York pitched in with six points. Kayla Klenke added three points.

Emily Presley, Sam Deason and Katelyn Guehne each scored two points. Anna Reed had one point.

Rolla held leads of 11-9 after one quarter and 22-21 at halftime.

St. Clair took a brief 34-33 lead with 3:38 left in the third quarter on five straight points by Hinson.

Rolla regained the advantage after three quarters, 38-37.

A three-pointer by Hinson and a basket by Hoffman gave the Lady Bulldogs their 44-41 lead with six minutes to play.

St. Clair later tied the game 49-49 on another basket by Hoffman with 2:15 left to play, but that was the Lady Bulldogs’ final points of the game.

Trailing 52-49, the Lady Bulldogs had the ball with 37 seconds left on the clock, but a turnover all but ended their chances.


Playing against of the top girls basketball programs in the state, St. Clair lost to eventual tournament champion Hickman in the semifinals.

“Hickman is a big, strong, athletic team with a bench full of talent,” Carroll said. “We were not prepared to face that. We played defeated from the tip-off.”

The Kewpies led 20-2 after one quarter and 34-8 at halftime.

Presley and Reed both scored four points for St. Clair. Hoffman added three points. Klenke and Hinson both had one point.

“We have to look at this tournament as a chance for us to work on our weaknesses that have been exposed,” Carroll said. “We need to work harder and make the adjustments needed.”


Area Scoreboard

Boys Basketball

Monday, Jan. 26

^Rock Bridge 79, Northwest 27

^Lutheran South 76, Hillsboro 43

Owensville 41, Hermann 40

St. James 80, Montgomery County 39

Tuesday, Jan. 27

Jackson 65, Pacific 44

^Borgia 82,  Union 61

~Warrenton 69, Chamois 24

^Washington 49, St. Clair 45 (OT)

~Wright City 51, New Haven 37

*Bethel at Crosspoint    7:45 p.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 28

Fulton SA at Thomas Jefferson    6:30 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 29

^Northwest vs. Hillsboro   5:30 p.m.

~Chamois vs. New Haven    6 p.m.

~Warrenton vs. Wright City    6 p.m.

^Union vs. St. Clair    7 p.m.

~Hermann vs. Montgomery Co    7:30 p.m.

~Owensville vs. St. James    7:30 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 30

^Rock Bridge vs. Lutheran South    5:30 p.m.

^Borgia vs. Washington    7 p.m.

*Providence at Crosspoint    7:30 p.m.

Eagle Ridge at Fulton SA    7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 31

^Seventh-place game    2:30 p.m.

~Seventh-place game    2:30 p.m.

^Consolation    4 p.m.

~Consolation    4 p.m.

^Third-place game    5:30 p.m.

~Third-place game    5:30 p.m.

^Championship    7 p.m.

~Championship    7 p.m.

%Washington Tournament

#South Callaway Tournament

^Union Tournament

~Hermann Tournament

Girls Basketball

Monday, Jan. 26

^Holt 60, Pacific 57

^Warrenton 42, Union 40

~Owensville 64,  Montgomery Co 32

Borgia 62, Cardinal Ritter 41

^St. Clair 64, Lutheran South 45

~Hermann 57, Wright City 26

Washington 74, Wentzville Liberty 19

Tuesday, Jan. 27

Fulton SA at Barat    4:30 p.m.

~New Haven 42, Montgomery Co 34

*Bethel at Crosspoint    6:15 p.m.

~Chamois 61, Wright City 20

Wednesday, Jan. 28

^Pacific vs. Union    4 p.m.

Fulton SA at Thomas Jefferson    5 p.m.

^Wentzvillr Liberty vs. Lutheran South     5:30 p.m.

~Owensville vs. New Haven    6 p.m.

^Holt vs. Warrenton    7 p.m.

~Hermann vs. Chamois    7:30 p.m.

^Washington vs. St. Clair    8:30 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 29

*Borgia at Notre Dame    6:45 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 30

^Seventh-place game    4 p.m.

~Consolation    5 p.m.

^Consolation    5:30 p.m.

*Providence at Crosspoint    6 p.m.

Eagle Ridge at Fulton SA    6 p.m.

~Third-place game    6:30 p.m.

^Third-place game    7 p.m.

~Championship    8 p.m.

^Championship    8:30 p.m.

@Union Tournament

#South Callaway Tournament

^Washington Tournament

~Hermann Tournament


Tuesday, Jan. 27

*Pacific 42, St. Clair 33

Borgia 36, Hallsville 30

Helias 66, Borgia 21

Wednesday, Jan. 28

Borgia at Lutheran St. Charles    5 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 29

Union at Farmington/Summit    5 p.m.

*Pacific at St. James/Owensville    5:30 p.m.

Washington at Seckman    6 p.m.

St. Clair at De Soto    TBA

Friday, Jan. 30

St. Clair at Potosi/Festus    5 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 31

Pacific at Hazelwood East Tny    9 a.m.

Girls Swimming

Tuesday, Jan. 20

Timberland 140, Washington 96, Ft. Zumwalt East 87

Thursday, Jan. 22

Oakville 120, Washington 115, University City 9, Mehlville 6

Saturday, Jan. 24

Washington 91, Borgia 80

Tuesday, Jan. 27

Washington 122, St. Charles West 46

Thursday, Jan. 29

Washington at Affton/Lutheran South    4:15 p.m.

Borgia at St. Dominic    8:30 p.m.

*Conference Games