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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.

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Area Scoreboard

Football

Friday, Aug. 22

Washington 26, St. Clair 21

Borgia 48, Owensville 12

Parkway West 49, Union 39

Pacific 28, De Soto 20

Park Hills Central 34, Sullivan 27

St. James 12, Cuba 6

Hermann 61, Montgomery Co 12

Warrenton 26, St. Dominic 23

Trinity 28, Wright City 24

Friday, Aug. 29

Sullivan 30, Washington 8

Borgia 56, Union 13

Ozark 41, St. Clair 0

Potosi 34, Pacific 13

Hermann 54, Cuba 12

Blair Oaks 42, Owensville 0

St. James 36, Houston 18

Warrenton 28, Troy 0

Orchard Farm 36, Wright City 18

Volleyball

Tuesday, Aug. 26

Potosi def. Union, 18-25, 25-18, 25-15

Francis Howell C def. Washington, 25-19, 25-22

Farmington def. Pacific, 25-23, 22-25, 25-8

New Haven at Cuba    5:30 p.m.

Owensville at Bourbon    5:30 p.m.

St. James at Salem    5:30 p.m.

Borgia def. Cardinal Ritter, 25-3, 25-3

Wednesday, Aug. 27

ECC def. Central Methodist JV, 25-12, 25-14, 25-15

Thursday, Aug. 28

Potosi at St. Clair    4:30 p.m.

*Borgia def. Notre Dame, 25-15, 25-8

*Washington def. Ft. Zumwalt South

Union def. Battle, 25-17, 25-11

Pacific def. Seckman, 25-17, 20-25, 30-28

Hermann at Jefferson City    5:30 p.m.

Belle at New Haven    5:30 p.m.

Linn at Owensville    6 p.m.

Friday, Aug. 29

Mississippi Valley at Crosspoint    5 p.m.

Softball

Saturday, Aug. 23

Union Tournament

Union Sports Complex

G1 Washington 21, St. Clair 0

G2 Pacific 15, Liberty 3

G3 Farmington 15, Union 0

G4 Park Hills Central 4, Borgia 2

G5 Liberty 6, St. Clair 5

G6 Union 9, Borgia 2

G7 Washington 5, Pacific 4

G8 Farmington 5, Park Hills Central 2

Consolation — Union vs. Liberty Postponed due to heat

Seventh Place — Borgia 16, St. Clair 0

Championship — Farmington 5, Washington 0

Third Place — Park Hills Central 7, Pacific 6

Monday, Aug. 25

*Borgia 5, Notre Dame 4 (8 innings)

Union 14, Rolla 7

New Haven at Cuba    4:30 p.m.

St. James at Salem    4:30 p.m.

Belle at Owensville    5 p.m.

Sullivan at Westminster Tny    TBA

Tuesday, Aug. 26

*Ft. Zumwalt S 5, Washington 2

Warrenton 4, Union 3

Duchesne 10, Pacific 5

Steelville at Owensville    4:30 p.m.

Vienna at St. James    4:30 p.m.

Wright City 6, St. Clair 2

New Bloomfield at New Haven    5 p.m.

Hermann at Montgomery Co    5 p.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 27

Borgia at Pacific, PPD to Sept. 5

Thursday, Aug. 28

St. Clair 3, Borgia 2

*Ft. Zumwalt N at Washingto, PPD

Bourbon at Hermann    4:30 p.m.

Owensville at Linn    4:30 p.m.

Friday, Aug. 29

Pacific at Lutheran South    4:15 p.m.

New Haven at Wellsville    4:30 p.m.

Belle at St. James    4:30 p.m.

Washington at Battle Tny    TBA

Saturday, Aug. 30

Washington at Battle Tny    TBA

Boys Soccer

Tuesday, Aug. 26

*Union 1, St. James 0

Fredericktown 4, St. Clair 1

Pacific 2, Hillsboro 0

Sullivan at SLUH    5 p.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 27

Borgia at Union, PPD

Thursday, Aug. 28

Union at De Soto    5 p.m.

Pacific at North County    5 p.m.

*St. James at Sullivan    5 p.m.

*St. Mary’s 4, Borgia 0

Friday, Aug. 29

Mississippi Valley at Crosspoint    4:30 p.m.

ECC at McKendree JV    7 p.m.

#Washington at Francis Howell North, 4:15 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 30

Washington at Pky W/Northwest Tny    TBA

Cross Country

Friday, Aug. 22

Sullivan at Fleet Feet Inv    4 p.m.

Thursday, Aug. 28

Borgia at Parkway Central Inv    TBA

Friday, Aug. 29

St. Clair at First Capitol Inv    4 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 30

Washington at Lafayette Inv    9 a.m.

Girls Golf

Monday, Aug. 25

Borgia 215, Washington 241

Thursday, Aug. 28

Borgia 280, Lutheran St. Charles 284, Washington 292

Boys Swimming

Friday, Aug. 29

Borgia, Washington at Ft. Zumwalt E Inv    3:30 p.m.

*Conference Games

@Fort Scott Tournament

#Parkway West/Northwest Tournament

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