ST. JAMES - The Blair Oaks Falcons had a four-point fourth-quarter lead slip away Friday night in a 71-63 loss to the Rolla Bulldogs in the semifinals of the St. James Tournament.
Rolla led 14-13 after one quarter and 34-31 at the half. But the Falcons outscored the Bulldogs 18-11 in the third quarter to take a 49-45 advantage into the final period.
Chandler Haxton and Logan Bax both posted double-doubles for the Falcons. Haxton finished with 12 points and 11 rebounds, while Bax totaled 10 points and 11 assists.
Blair Oaks (11-3) will play in the third-place game at 6:30 p.m. today against St. James.