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Posted: Wednesday, January 29, 2014 5:32 pm | Updated: 9:30 pm, Tue Feb 4, 2014.

By Craig Vonder Haar

Missourian Sports Writer

Nearly halfway through the conference schedule, Washington has proven itself to be the team to beat in the GAC Central girls basketball race.

The Lady Jays (11-3, 3-0), the defending conference champions, had another dominating performance in a 70-36 win over Ft. Zumwalt South Friday at Washington High School.

“I think we frustrated them early in the game and the girls stayed on them,” said Washington Head Coach Adam Fischer. “We played well again defensively, which led to a lot of scoring opportunities for us.”

In its three conference wins this season, Washington has two 34-point victories and one by 36 points.

In the GAC Central, each team plays the four other squads twice in a home-and-home series.

The team the Lady Jays have yet to play is Holt, who they visit Tuesday. Holt lost to Ft. Zumwalt South earlier in the season.

“We’re 3-0 in the conference with five games left. Between us, Holt and South, those probably are the three top teams in the conference,” Fischer said. “Holt has a sophomore (Mel Taouil) who scored 31 points the other night against Jennings. If we don’t stop her, it’s going to be a challenge.”

As they have in recent games, the Lady Jays started fast against Ft. Zumwalt South, jumping to a 26-15 lead after one quarter.

“That’s a lot of points in one quarter,” Fischer said. “It’s generated by effort.”

Ft. Zumwalt South (9-8, 2-1) entered the game without a conference loss, but couldn’t keep up with Washington.

The Lady Jays built leads of 41-23 at halftime and 56-34 after three quarters.

“We’ve scored over 40 points by halftime in the last three games,” Fischer said. “In the second half, we’ve been hitting about 20. It’s like we’re getting comfortable. That’s something we need to work on.”

Kyra Hardesty paced Washington with 23 points (four three-pointers), three assists and two steals.

“Kyra plays basketball all year around. It’s her sport. She loves the game. She’s always putting in more time shooting,” Fischer said. “Having a kid like her for four years is going to be fun.”

Courtney Kedroski collected 16 points (three three-pointers) and five assists.

Paige Carpenter finished with 10 points, five rebounds, four steals and three assists.

Rachel Kackley registered nine points, 12 rebounds and two blocks.

Megan Bauche had three points, 11 rebounds, four steals and three assists.

Emma Boehmer netted four points. Katie Trigg scored three points. Megan Freitag had two points and two assists. Alex Ready added two assists. Morgan Buddemeyer also played.

“Kyra, Courtney and Paige hit some outside shots early to give us a comfortable lead. Rachel had a couple of offensive rebounds for putbacks,” Fischer said. “When you have four girls scoring at or near double figures, it’s hard for defenses to focus on just one of them.

“Our guards have found the player who’s been hot in certain games. Rachel has done a great job inside. Megan Bauche and Megan Freitag do the little things, like that one rebound or steal you need that pushes the ball up the floor to Kyra or the other guards.”

Washington is seeded second for next week’s Borgia Tournament, opening against seventh-seeded Union Monday at 6:40 p.m.

“I keep telling the girls, other people are starting to believe in us, it’s time for us to start believing,” Fischer said. “Washington girls basketball hasn’t had a lot of success recently. Now it’s time to learn to play with the success. We’re going to get everybody’s best game.”


Area Scoreboard

62nd Annual Borgia Pepsi Thanksgiving Tournament

Blue Division

Pool 1

McCluer North



Pool 2

Cardinal Ritter


Rockwood Summit

Gold Division

Pool 1




Pool 2


North Tech


Monday, Nov. 24

CBC 77, Washington 52

Tuesday, Nov. 25

Cardinal Ritter vs. Rockwood Summit, PPD

Washington 63, Soldan 62

Borgia 83, Union 50

Wednesday, Nov. 26

Carnahan 71, Normandy 46

Pacific 64, Rockwood Summit 22

North Tech 67, Union 37

Thursday, Nov. 27

McCluer North 95 Carnahan 68

CBC 82, Soldan 55

Borgia 50, North Tech 45

Friday, Nov. 28

McCluer North 93, Normandy 39

Pacific 70, Cardinal Ritter 57

Saturday, Nov. 29

Blue Consolation — Rockwood Summit 47, Normandy 38

Gold Consolation — Soldan 78, Union 59

Gold Third Place — North Tech 63, Washington 57

Blue Third Place — Cardinal Ritter 71, Carnahan 46

Blue Championship — McCluer North 64, Pacific 58 (OT)

Gold Championship — CBC 67, Borgia 66

Boys Basketball

Monday, Dec. 8

Lutheran S 64, St. Clair 48

Borgia 61, Carnahan 51

Tuesday, Dec. 9

Lafayette 44, Washington 35

Friday, Dec. 12

Potosi 72, St. Clair 45

*Washington 69, Ft. Zumwalt North 65

Montgomery Co 62, New Haven 61

*St. Mary’s at Borgia    6:45 p.m.

Bourbon 75, Union 74

Glendale 63, Pacific 46

Saturday, Dec. 13

New Haven 46, Barat 40

Nixa 56, Pacific 46

Tuesday, Dec. 16

*Pacific 70, New Haven 35

*Hermann 67, St. Clair 49

*Ft. Zumwalt South 61, Washington 50

*Union 81, St. James 74

Friday, Dec. 19

*Owensville at St. Clair    4 p.m.

Washington vs. Parkway Central, GAC/Suburban Shootout, St. Charles Family Arena, 5:30 p.m.

*St. James at New Haven    6 p.m.

*Pacific 76, Union 57

Saturday, Dec. 20

Sullivan Shootout

Owensville vs. Rockwood Summit, 11:30 a.m.

Lindbergh 67, St. Clair 46

Jefferson City vs. Jackson, 2:30 p.m.

Washington 56, Lutheran South 54

Poplar Bluff 59, Borgia 49

Sullivan vs. Affton, 7 p.m.

Girls Basketball

Saturday, Dec. 6

Cor Jesu 63, Borgia 60

New Haven 46, Moberly 39

Monday, Dec. 8

Pacific 73, Rolla 40

St. Clair 68, Dixon 37

Washington 54, New Haven 15

Tuesday, Dec. 9

*Borgia 59, Rosati-Kain 38

Union 53, Northwest 44

Thursday, Dec. 11

*Borgia 60, Notre Dame 53

Union 81, Bourbon 53

Friday, Dec. 12

New Haven 45, Principia 30

*Washington 59, Ft. Zumwalt North 32

Saturday, Dec. 13

West Plains 76, Pacific 37

Monday, Dec. 15

*Pacific 46, New Haven 28

*St. Clair 59, Hermann 50

*St. James 64, Union 37

Sullivan Tournament

Cuba 48, Principia 27

Borgia 68, Patriettes 29

Sullivan 56, Pattonville 43

Owensville 78, Farmington 54

Wednesday, Dec. 17

Sullivan Tournament

Farmington 61, Pattonville 39

Sullivan 68, Owensville 64

Principia 55, St. Louis Patriettes 42

Borgia 56, Cuba 38

Thursday, Dec. 18

*St. James 72, New Haven 21

*Union 49, Pacific 48

Friday, Dec. 19

Francis Howell 55, Washington 48

Sullivan Tournament

Seventh Place — Pattonville vs. St. Louis Patriettes, 4 p.m.

Consolation — Farmington vs. Principia, 5:30 p.m.

Third Place — Owensville vs. Cuba, 7 p.m.

Championship — Borgia 62, Sullivan 35

Saturday, Dec. 20

Union at Waynesville    5 p.m.


Monday, Dec. 8

Maplewood 48, Borgia 30

Brentwood 47, Borgia 36

Winfield 48, St. Clair 36

St. Clair 42, St. James 40

Tuesday, Dec. 9

Pacific 55, North County 10

Jackson 63, Washington 12

Farmington 63, Washington 6

Wednesday, Dec. 10

Borgia 36, Lutheran St. Charles 34

Winfield 54, Borgia 30

Thursday, Dec. 11

Union 72, Ft. Zumwalt East 9

Union 52, Principia 30

Union 54, Winfield 27

Saturday, Dec. 13

Union Tournament    9 a.m.

Borgia at McCluer S-Berkeley Tny    9 a.m.

Pacific at Farmington Tny    9 a.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 16

Owensville 61, St. Clair 16

Union 48, Owensville 27

Union 65, St. Clair 18

Friday, Dec. 19

Washington at Raytown S Tny    TBA

Union at Cape Central Tny    TBA

Pacific at Ft. Zumwalt E Tny    TBA

Saturday, Dec. 20

Washington at Raytown S Tny    TBA

Union at Cape Central Tny    TBA

Pacific at Ft. Zumwalt E Tny    TBA

Girls Swimming

Monday, Dec. 8

Washington at Eureka    4:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 9

Washington at Nerinx Hall    4 p.m.

LSC/OFC 134, Borgia 101, St. Dominic 83

Monday, Dec. 15

Borgia at Notre Dame (Forest Park)    4 p.m.

Kennedy 88, Washington 84

Wednesday, Dec. 17

Lindbergh 128, Washington 48

*Conference Games