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Posted: Friday, January 11, 2013 5:20 pm

Kaitlin Evans achieved the right result in the right time in the right place.

The Washington senior scored with 1.8 seconds left on the clock, was fouled, and then hit her free throw to give the Lady Jays a 51-48 upset victory against Eureka Thursday in the consolation semifinals of the Union Tournament.

“It’s nice to beat one of those teams,” Washington Head Coach Adam Fischer said. “We’ve practiced hard since Oct. 31. The coaching staff has told the girls that we’re going to win these games, but it’s going to take a while. Hopefully, this is one of those wins which puts us over the hump.”

Eureka managed to tie the game in the final minute, erasing a 15-point Washington lead in the second half.

“We did have a sizeable lead in the third quarter,” Fischer said. “They did come back and tie it. We made a run against Helias the other night and they came back and smacked us in the mouth and we didn’t respond too well. Tonight, we responded. We ran the one play we needed to run and we finished it off. We did the little things we needed to do.”

Washington takes on Union for the consolation title Saturday at 2:30 p.m.

“I think they’re like us,” Fischer said. “Coach (Grant) Young is new to the program, so the girls have been getting used to him. They’ve got a great record. Their four losses are to good teams. They’re going to be a very tough opponent Saturday. The Union Wildcats are a great team. They’re well-coached and their girls play incredibly tough.”

Eureka meets Madison Prep in the seventh-place game at 1 p.m. Saturday.

Thursday Game

Washington (6-5), seeded seventh, led the third-seeded Lady Wildcats (8-6) for most of the second half. The Lady Jays were up at the intermission, 26-22, and came with an eight-point run to start the second half.

After a Eureka basket, the Lady Jays netted the next six points to take a 39-24 advantage with more than four minutes to play in the quarter.

For Eureka, that proved to be just enough time to work back into the game. After three quarters, the gap was 11 points with Washington leading 41-30.

Helped by Washington’s aggression, Eureka was able to close the gap. Washington recorded the first 12 fouls of the half, putting Eureka in to the double bonus midway through the fourth quarter. Eureka scored six points from the line with the clock stopped to tighten the gap.

“We were working so hard and I was so excited about how we were working in our fullcourt press,” Fischer said. “When that seventh foul came, I looked up and saw how much time was left. We haven’t run the fullcourt press that often, and to do it against a team like Eureka was tough. When you do that, you’re going to live by the fouls sometimes.”

For the game, Eureka went 15-22 from the free-throw line. Washington, whistled for 24 fouls to Eureka’s 15, went 5-11 from the stripe.

The Lady Wildcats tied the game with 16.9 seconds to play when Mallory Proffer rolled in a free throw to knot it at 48-48.

With fouls to give, James Alsup’s team did everything it could to disrupt Washington’s efforts to run the offense. Three Eureka fouls gave Washington the ball under the basket on Eureka’s end. Evans took the inbounds pass, scored and was fouled with 1.8 seconds to play. She hit the free-throw to make sure that even if Eureka hit a long shot, it would only send it into overtime.

“I knew when we had that first inbounds pass with about six seconds to play, we were looking at getting a foul,” Fischer said. “I just wanted to run the play to get the ball into the girl’s hands because I knew a foul was coming. We ran the play we have been trying to run all year. We haven’t run it that well. Rachel Kackley and Kaitlin Evans set two of the best screens I’ve seen in a high school game, and that’s what got Kaitlin open under the basket.”

Helena Ballmann intercepted the inbounds pass to seal the victory.

Everything seemed to be going Eureka’s way early in the contest. The Lady ’Cats led 11-8 after one quarter, similar to the team’s first-round loss to St. Charles West Monday night.

Washington fought back. Courtney Kedroski tied it with a free throw with 1:58 left in the half and then assisted on Paige Carpenter’s basket to make it 24-22. Kedroski hit two more free throws with 18.2 seconds to play, giving Washington a four-point edge at the half.

Kedroski hit four points while Carpenter and Kirstie Leslie also scored during Washington’s eight-point run to star the third quarter.

After Lindsey McCoy scored for Eureka, Carpenter hit a three-point basket and another shot from just inside the arc to make it 39-24 in favor of the Lady Jays.

Eureka got threes from Gabby Adams and Ali Wallner to cut the gap to nine, but Washington got another Carpenter basket to lead by 11 after three quarters.

Kedroski came off the bench to lead all players in scoring with 20 points.

“Courtney has been ill this week,” Fischer said. “I gave her a little break and didn’t start her. With about a minute to go in the first quarter, I could tell she was ready to go. She’s played her butt off this week.”

Carpenter also hit double digits for Washington with 13 points.

Evans closed the contest with seven points.

Megan Freitag netted four points. Rachel Kackley, Leslie and Alex Ready recorded two points apiece. And Ballmann closed with one point.

Ballmann also absorbed a huge charge call against Eureka’s McCoy with 1:21 to play.

“We’re finally starting to realize our roles as a team,” Fischer said. “Helena would be the first one to tell you that she’s not going to knock down an 18-footer consistently. But she will rebound and play defense and do the little stuff.”

Eureka had all of the momentum and had cut the lead to 46-43 before that whistle.

Kelsey Tepen led Eureka in scoring with 13 points.

Adams was next with 12 points, all on three-point baskets.

McCoy and Proffer netted eight points apiece.

Wallner closed with five points while Hanna Vogt added two points.

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Area Scoreboard

62nd Annual Borgia Pepsi Thanksgiving Tournament

Blue Division

Pool 1

McCluer North

Normandy

Carnahan

Pool 2

Cardinal Ritter

Pacific

Rockwood Summit

Gold Division

Pool 1

CBC

Soldan

Washington

Pool 2

Borgia

North Tech

Union

Monday, Nov. 24

Cardinal Ritter vs. Rockwood Summit, 5:30 p.m.

McCluer North vs. Carnahan, 7 p.m.

CBC vs. Washington, 8:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 25

Soldan vs. Washington, 6 p.m.

Borgia vs. Union, 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 26

Normandy vs. Carnahan, 5:30 p.m.

Pacific vs. Rockwood Summit, 7 p.m.

North Tech vs. Union, 8:30 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 27

CBC vs. Soldan, 6 p.m.

Borgia vs. North Tech, 7:30 p.m.

Friday, Nov. 28

McCluer North vs. Normandy, 6 p.m.

Cardinal Ritter vs. Pacific, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 29

Blue Consolation, noon

Gold Consolation, 1:30 p.m.

Gold Third Place, 3 p.m.

Blue Third Place, 4:30 p.m.

Blue Championship, 6 p.m.

Gold Championship, 7:30 p.m.

Football

Week 12 Playoff Round 3

Saturday, Nov. 8

Westminster 34, Borgia 7

Lutheran North 48, Hermann 12

Week 11 Playoff Round 2

Friday, Oct. 31

Borgia 50, Union 43

Hermann 34, Brentwood 15

Cardinal Ritter 46, Cuba 28

Week 10 Playoff Round 1

Friday, Oct. 24

Battle 56, Washington 8

Borgia 42, Kennedy 6

Union 55, Pacific 7

Priory 49, Sullivan 17

Salem 50, St. James 27

Southern Boone 40, Owensville 24

Hermann 36, Transportation and Law 6

Moberly 42, Warrenton 0

O'Fallon Christian 50, Wright City 12

Cuba 30, Jefferson 0

Saturday, Oct. 25

Westminster 49, St. Clair 6

Softball

Sectional Games

Wednesday, Oct. 15

Bolivar 17, Sullivan 2

Mexico 5, Warrenton 4

Thursday, Oct. 16

Pacific 12, Rosati-Kain 0

Saturday, Oct. 18

Quarterfinal — De Soto 5, Pacific 2

District Tournaments

Softball

Class 4 District 4

Wednesday, Oct. 8

(4) Northwest 11, (5) Rolla 3

Saturday, Oct. 11

(1) Lafayette 3, Northwest 1

(2) Eureka 4, (3) Washington 0

Monday, Oct. 13

Championship — Eureka 5, Lafayette 0

Class 3 District 3

At Lutheran South

Wednesday, Oct. 8

(4) Affton 3, (5) Bishop DuBourg 2

(3) Pacific 21, (6) Bayless 0

Sunday, Oct. 12

(1) Lutheran South 11, Affton 1

Pacific 1, (2) Notre Dame 0

Championship — Pacific 2, Lutheran South 1

Class 3 District 7

At St. Dominic

Wednesday, Oct. 8

(4) Borgia 9, (5) Wentzville Liberty 8

(3) Winfield 15, (6) O’Fallon Christian 1

Saturday, Oct. 11

At Borgia

(1) St. Dominic 12, Borgia 3

(2) Warrenton 11, Winfield 2

Championship — Warrenton 1, St. Dominic 0

Class 3 District 9

At Sullivan

Wednesday, Oct. 8

(4) St. James 12, (5) Owensville 3

(3) Sullivan 11, (6) St. Clair 1

Saturday, Oct. 11

At Union High School

St. James 10, (1) Union 5

Sullivan 5 (2) Salem 4 (8 innings)

Championship — Sullivan 11, St. James 6

Class 2 District 10

At New Bloomfield

Wednesday, Oct. 8

(4) New Bloomfield 5, (5) Belle 0

(3) South Callaway 9, (6) Hermann 0

Saturday, Oct. 11

South Callaway 7, (2) Linn 2

(1) Fatima 6, New Bloomfield 1

Championship — Fatima 7, South Callaway 4

Class 1 District 4

At Community R6, Laddonia

Wednesday, Oct. 8

(4) Wellsville-Middletown 8, (5) New Haven 2

(3) Van-Far 4, (6) Community R6 2

Saturday, Oct. 11

(1) Clopton 13, Wellsville 0

(2) Silex 10, Van-Far 0

Championship — Silex 3, Clopton 0

Volleyball

District Tournaments

Class 4 District 3

At Rockwood Summit

Monday, Oct. 20

(4) Eureka def. (5) Pacific 25-9, 25-16

(2) Northwest def. (7) Parkway South, 25-18, 25-12

(3) Washington def. (6) Rockwood Summit, 25-21, 25-15

Tuesday, Oct. 21

(1) Lafayette def. Eureka, 17-25, 25-14, 25-19

Northwest def. Washington, 25-22, 25-18

Championship — Lafayette def. Northwest, 25-19, 25-20

Class 3 District 8

At Union

Monday, Oct. 20

(5) St. Clair def. (4) Union, 25-20, 25-22

(2) Sullivan def. (7) Salem, 25-7, 25-8

(3) Owensville def. (6) St. James, 14-25, 25-16, 25-19

Tuesday, Oct. 21

(1) Borgia def. St. Clair, 25-10, 25-6

Sullivan def. Owensville, 25-20, 20-25, 25-20

Championship — Borgia def. Sullivan, 25-7, 25-10

Class 2 District 6

At Lutheran St. Charles

Monday, Oct. 20

(4) Barat def. (5) Wright City, 25-16, 24-26, 25-22

(2) Hermann def. (7) Bowling Green, 25-12, 25-18

(3) Whitfield def. (6) Montgomery County, 25-23, 25-17

Tuesday, Oct. 21

(1) Lutheran St. Charles def. Barat, 25-10, 25-9

Whitfield def. Hermann, 23-25, 25-23, 25-15

Championship — Lutheran St. Charles def. Whitfield, 25-18, 25-14

Class 1 District 9

At Calvary Lutheran, Jefferson City

Monday, Oct. 20

(4) Smithton def. (5) Otterville, 25-12, 25-10

(3) Chamois def. (6) Bunceton, 25-23, 25-18

Tuesday, Oct. 21

(1) New Haven def. Smithton, 25-5, 25-7

(2) Calvary Lutheran def. Chamois, 25-14, 25-11

Thursday, Oct. 23

Championship — New Haven def. Calvary Lutheran, 25-9, 25-16

Sectional Matches Saturday, Oct. 25

Class 3

At Villa Duchesne

Villa Duchesne def. St. Dominic, 25-19, 25-13

Borgia def. Duchesne, 25-16, 25-17

Championship — Villa Duchesne def. Borgia, 25-18, 25-23

Class 1

At New Haven

New Haven def. Liberal, 25-15, 25-17

Green Ridge def. Osceola, 25-19, 25-21

Championship — New Haven def. Green Ridge, 25-16, 25-14

State Matches

Friday, Oct. 31

Class 1 Pool Play

St. Vincent def. New Haven, 25-18, 25-18

New Haven def. Santa Fe, 25-21, 25-23

New Haven splits with Winona, 15-25, 25-19

Saturday, Nov. 1

Third-place match — Santa Fe def. New Haven, 19-25, 25-17, 25-22

Championship match — Winona def. St. Vincent, 22-25, 25-13, 25-20

Boys Soccer

District Tournaments

Class 4 District 8

At Washington

Monday, Oct. 27

(1) Timberland 2, (4) Washington 1 (1OT)

(2) Troy 2, (3) Holt 1 (PKs)

Wednesday, Oct. 29

Championship — Timberland 1, Troy 0 (2OT)

Class 3 District 3

At Rockwood Summit

Monday, Oct. 27

(2) Rockwood Summit 3, (3) Pacific 1

(1) Webster Groves 7, (4) Windsor 0

Wednesday, Oct. 29

Championship — Webster Groves 2, Rockwood Summit 1

Class 3 District 9

At Union

Monday, Oct. 27

(1) Camdenton 2, (4) Union 1 (1OT)

(2) Helias 2, (3) Rolla 1

Wednesday, Oct. 29

Championship — Helias 1, Camdenton 0

Class 2 District 7

At Winfield

Tuesday, Oct. 28

(1) Borgia 4, (4) Winfield 0

(3) Elsberry 2, (2) O’Fallon Christian 1

Wednesday, Oct. 29

Championship — Borgia 3, Elsberry 0

Tuesday, Nov. 4

Sectional — Borgia at Moberly, 6 p.m.

Class 2 District 10

At St. James

Monday, Oct. 27

(1) Fatima 3, (4) St. Clair 1

(2) Sullivan 4, (3) St. James 3 (1OT)

Wednesday, Oct. 29

Championship — Fatima 4, Sullivan 2

Playoff Soccer

Sectional Round

Tuesday, Nov. 4

Moberly 2, Borgia 1 (PKs)

*Conference Games

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