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Posted: Wednesday, February 6, 2013 5:32 pm

While Cardinal Ritter defeated Washington for the Borgia Girls Basketball Tournament consolation Saturday, 50-46, there was quite a bit more to the story.

For the Lady Jays (10-10) to be able to play competitively with the 13-win Lady Lions was a minor miracle.

Washington was without several regulars for the game due to illness or injury. In fact, Head Coach Adam Fischer had to dip into his junior varsity roster to be able to field a team.

“We were a little shorthanded this afternoon against Cardinal Ritter,” Fischer said. “Kirstie Leslie is sick, Hannah Leslie is sick, Alex Ready is out for the year (ankle), and Rachel Kackley also missed the game.”

That left Washington with a young and somewhat inexperienced team at times.

“At one point in the game I had two freshmen, two sophomores, and one junior on the floor,” Fischer said. “Three of those five girls had zero to very minimal varsity playing time.”

That included a last-minute call-up, sophomore Morgan Buddemeyer.

“Morgan Buddemeyer was called up about 40 minutes prior to tip off and did an excellent job for the team,” Fischer said. “She played hard defense, blocked out well, and rebounded well.

Two others with varying varsity experience also played well, Fischer said.

“Katie Trigg and Megan Freitag handled the pressure of Cardinal Ritter very well and also they both played solid defense for us,” said Fischer. “Megan Freitag also did an excellent job rebounding the ball against the taller frontline players for Ritter.”

Fischer said it would have been easy for Washington to fold under the adversity.

“Our team could have hung their heads with all the bodies we had missing, but we didn’t,” said Fischer. “We played extremely hard and hung in there all game. Being down 12-14 points to start the fourth quarter was not an easy task, but we almost came back and took the lead. I am very proud of all the girls who played this afternoon.”

Additionally, Washington had one player, junior Courtney Kedroski, named to the all-tournament team.

Despite being so shorthanded, Washington actually led 15-14 after one quarter.

Cardinal Ritter stormed back in the second quarter, holding Washington to just four points while netting 16. That put the Lady Lions up at the break, 30-19.

Cardinal Ritter increased the lead to 44-32 after three quarters, but Washington came back to close within three points, 49-46, on a basket by freshman Paige Carpenter with 42.6 seconds to play.

Cardinal Ritter was able to hold on and win by four points, 50-46.

Senior Kaitlin Evans led the Lady Jays in scoring with 12 points.

She hit six of seven chances from the free-throw line and added seven rebounds, two steals and an assist. She fouled out in the final five seconds.

Kedroski scored nine points while adding four steals, three assists and three rebounds.

Senior Helena Ballmann scored eight points while adding four rebounds, three assists and a steal.

Carpenter also ended with eight points and added an assist, a rebound and a steal.

Trigg scored five points.

Junior Megan Bauche scored four points along with eight rebounds, three assists and three steals.

Freitag contributed five rebounds, four steals and two assists.

Buddemeyer did not score.

Jayla Davis led Cardinal Ritter in scoring with 13 points.

Also hitting double digits was Kadja Brown with 10 points.

Chastity Franklin, Andranae Wash and Brittany Wilbert scored six points apiece. Rachael Covington closed with five while Cayla Yates scored four points for the Lady Lions.

Washington returns to action Friday with a Gateway Athletic Conference Central Division home game against Ft. Zumwalt North. That’s a boys-girls doubleheader with the varsity girls game starting at 6 p.m.


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 at Union    7 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 20

%Washington vs. TBA    4 p.m.

%Borgia vs. Poplar Bluff    5:30 p.m.

%St. Clair vs. TBA    TBA

%Sullivan Shootout

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 at New Haven    6 p.m.

*Pacific at Union    7 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 19

Washington at Francis Howell    7 p.m.

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 vs. Sullivan, 8:30 p.m.

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