Senior Garrett Buzzard scored 15 points for St. Elmo, but the Eagles again could not find consistent scoring during a 46-44 loss to Stew-Stras.
Sophomore Connor Beasley scored seven of his 11 points in the first quarter, as St. Elmo took a 15-10 advantage.
The Eagles would score only eight points in the second period, however, allowing the Comets to cut their deficit to just one at 23-22.
St. Elmo continued to struggle out of halftime, scoring six third-quarter points and falling behind, 33-29.
It would make a comeback try, though.