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Posted: Wednesday, February 20, 2013 10:00 am

Washington wrapped up the Gateway Athletic Conference Central division championship with a girls basketball win Friday at Holt.

The Lady Jays (13-10, 6-1) pulled away in the fourth quarter to win the game, 58-49.

“Winning conference was never a goal we set for ourselves this year, but I am extremely proud of our team for accomplishing that,” said Washington Head Coach Adam Fischer. “At the beginning of the year, we set one goal, and that was to improve every time we touched the floor. The girls have come to practice and to games and worked extremely hard on improving their skills. We still have one conference game left Tuesday at Ft. Zumwalt East. The girls have earned this conference championship. They deserve all the credit.”

Washington held leads of 16-11 after one quarter and 29-25 at halftime.

“We got off to a hot start with 16 first-quarter points, but Holt bounced right back and got the game within four a few times,” Fischer said. “Our girls responded well and took a small lead into the locker room at the half.”

Holt came back to trim the Lady Jays’ lead to 40-39 after three quarters.

But Washington put the game away with a solid fourth period.

“It was a battle all evening. Holt was prepared to play and made it very difficult for us,” Fischer said. “In the third quarter, Holt took a two-point lead at one point, but we managed to settle down a little on defense and we got ourselves some easy shots on the offensive end. We brought a lot of physical play into the game and it eventually ran them out of gas.”

Courtney Kedroski hit six three-pointers in the game and led the Lady Jays with 24 points, six rebounds, two assists and two steals.

“Courtney started the game off with great focus,” Fischer said. “We were up early 6-0 on two quick three-pointers by her. I believe that helped her confidence for the game as well as everyone else’s. Her two quick baskets allowed the whole team to settle into our game.”

Kirstie Leslie added 11 points, five rebounds, four assists and three steals.

Paige Carpenter finished with eight points and four assists.

Rachel Kackley pitched in with seven points and six rebounds.

Megan Bauche registered five points, four assists, three steals and two rebounds.

Kaitlin Evans had three points and four rebounds.

Helena Ballmann added four assists and two rebounds. Megan Freitag had one rebound.

Madi Peyton led Holt (9-13, 3-4) with 14 points. Melyk Taouil added 10 points.

“Kirstie, Kaitlin, Helena and Rachel had bodies on all of their forwards all night. When their guards picked the ball up on the perimeter, we were there to smother them,” Fischer said. “It was a hard-fought, physical, well-deserved road win in conference.”

Washington ends the regular season Thursday at Pacific at 6 p.m.

The third-seeded Lady Jays open the Class 5 District 10 Tournament at Rolla High School against second-seeded Rolla in the semifinals Monday at 7:30 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