Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Sullivan Shocks Pacific to Claim District Title

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Sullivan Shocks Pacific to Claim District Title

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ST. CLAIR * Sullivan's Clare Shetley had to regroup at the end of regulation on Friday night. She wasn't the only one.

A standing room-only gym at St. Clair had to take a collective deep breath after a topsy-turvy end to the fourth quarter between Pacific and Sullivan in the Class 4 District 6 girls basketball championship game. After an improbable Pacific comeback, Sullivan needed overtime to shock the Indians for a 62-59 victory.

Sullivan (19-8), which lost to Pacific by 27 points on Feb. 16, advanced to play Parkway North (23-4) in a Class 4 sectional Wednesday at Kirkwood.

"It was mind-blowing," Shetley said. "I was a little frustrated at first, but I knew I had to stay in the game and pick it up."

Pacific, which trailed by 14 at halftime, looked like it would fall short in regulation when leading scorer Devon Fleming fouled out on a charge call with 25 seconds left and Sullivan leading 58-54. …

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