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Lady Bulldogs Fall in Third-Place Game

February 1, 2012
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St. Clair bounced back from a loss Friday to Chamois with a girls basketball road victory Monday over De Soto.

The Lady Bulldogs (11-10), seeded fifth at the Hermann Tournament, lost the third-place game Friday to second-seeded Chamois, 48-42.

St. Clair registered a 54-42 win Monday at De Soto High School.

The Lady Bulldogs, 0-3 in the Four Rivers Conference, host St. James Thursday at 6 p.m. They also have conference games remaining against Pacific, Owensville and Sullivan. 

De Soto

Playing without starting forward Karissa Hoffman (ankle injury), St. Clair won Monday at De Soto, 54-42.

“We played really well. Karissa sat out due to a sore ankle and it was great to see other players step up and score,” said St. Clair Head Coach Jena Carroll. “We had several turnovers, but each player worked hard at the defensive end to get the ball back. We shot 12 for 15 for 80 percent from the free-throw line, which really helped keep the lead.”

Sarah Baker led a balanced St. Clair scoring attack with 13 points, including three three-pointers.

Kayla Klenke added 12 points. Allison Hinson scored 11 points, going 5-5 from the foul line.

Sam Deason finished the game with nine points. Shannon Duncan scored five points. Ashley Fuchs had four points.

“Sarah hit 10 of her points in the fourth quarter. Kayla really opened up on offense, hitting some big outside shots,” Carroll said. “Allison also changed her role offensively and looked more for her outside shot.”

St. Clair held leads of 13-7 after one quarter, 26-19 at halftime and 35-30 after three quarters.

“The game got to within two points after a slow start to the third quarter,” Carroll said. “Ashley had two big offensive put backs and Sarah got some good looks and did a good job of hitting some big shots.”

Chamois

St. Clair lost to Chamois Friday in the third-place game of the Hermann Tournament, 48-42.

The Lady Bulldogs held the lead for most of the first half, but fell short in the end.

“I’m glad we were able to finish higher than our seed,” said Carroll. “We struggled to score and react. We played really good defense for two quarters. We held them to one field goal in all of the first and fourth quarters.”

Hoffman led St. Clair in the game with 10 points. Hinson finished with seven points. Baker and Deason both scored six points.

Tiffany Sellers registered five points. Brittany Sellers and Duncan both scored three points. Klenke had two points.

Three-pointers by Brittany Sellers and Duncan helped St. Clair to a 12-7 lead after one quarter.

A basket by Deason increased the lead to 14-7, but Chamois answered with seven straight points to tie the game, 14-14.

A three-pointer by Baker and a basket by Hoffman gave the Lady Bulldogs a 23-19 lead with 2:16 left in the second quarter.

Chamois came back to grab a 26-24 advantage at halftime.

St. Clair opened the tournament with a win over fourth-seeded New Haven and lost in the semifinals to Hermann, the top seed and eventual champion.


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