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Posted: Friday, December 13, 2013 8:00 pm

Two teams with three-game winning streaks to start the boys basketball season needed two overtimes to decide their contest Tuesday at Washington High School.

The Blue Jays (4-0) trailed Parkway Central for most of the night, but made big plays down the stretch for a 61-60 victory.

“This was fun. I know some people don’t like double overtime games early in the week because they don’t get much sleep. As a head coach, I don’t get much sleep anyway, no matter what day it is,” said Washington Head Coach Grant Young. “We were down for the entire four quarters and had a different kid step up and make a big play to help us win the game.”

The game-winning shot came from senior guard Jacob Mulkey.

With Washington trailing 60-58, Mulkey drilled a three-pointer with six seconds left in the second overtime to put the Blue Jays ahead for good.

The Colts (3-1) had one final chance. After calling a timeout and having to go the length of the court with 5.8 seconds left, they attempted an off-balance perimeter shot that missed at the buzzer.

“A game like this helps you once you get to the playoffs to say we’ve been here before, we’ve come back and we’ve won in double overtime,” Young said. “The kids didn’t quit and they executed when they had to execute on crucial plays. We never got dejected. The kids knew we could still finish this off. You could see it in their eyes. As a coach, you love seeing kids with that kind of drive.”

Trailing 46-43, Washington got a three-pointer from Brad Carpenter to tie the game with 1:17 remaining in the fourth quarter.

Both teams held the lead during the first overtime, which ended in a 54-54 tie.

“Brad sent us into overtime with a three. That was big. Ronnie (Suggs) had a big steal to give us an extra opportunity. And of course Mulkey, a senior, he had enough space, time was running out, I was standing right there. It was on line from the time it left his hands and he had the confidence to make it,” Young said. “You have to love kids like that. We have a lot of kids who want to try to win the game and can score on their own, which gets us out of our offense at times. But you have to love kids who know they can take over and win a game at any time. We have a lot of kids who can do that.”

Only three Blue Jays scored in the game.

With his future University of Missouri coaches watching in the stands, head coach Frank Haith and assistant coach Dave Leitao, Ronnie Suggs finished the game with 30 points and 14 rebounds.

Carpenter nailed six three-pointers and a pair of free throws to collect 20 points.

Mulkey pitched in with 11 points, including the game-winning three-pointer.

Also playing for the Blue Jays were Austin Subke, Mike Morgan, Patrick Menke and Trey Walsh.

“I know we had three kids score, but the other kids did the little things like screens, rebounds and the dirty work defensively,” Young said. “It takes more than three kids to win a game. It takes everyone who steps on the floor. Patrick Menke had a big defensive rebound late in the second overtime. Mike Morgan had a big rebound as well.”

Washington connected for eight three-pointers and was 13-18 from the free-throw line.

“It was a very physical, well-fought game against a team that’s very well-coached defensively,” Young said. “We can make a lot of threes, but we had a tough time getting open shots, whether it was getting to the basket or getting an open three. There wasn’t much space.”

A key to the Washington win was shutting down Parkway Central’s 6-6 senior forward Nathan Biggs in the second half. He scored 20 points, 18 of which were in the first half.

Jarett Cox-Bradley, Kyle Disch and Connor Kraus each added nine points.

“Defensively, we adjusted well in the second half. We made sure we limited Biggs’ touches in the second half,” Young said. “During regulation, they did not make a three. We were going to make them beat us from the three-point line in the second half. We really packed the inside, stayed inside the three-point line and when Biggs did touch it, we made him kick it out before he could get too far inside the lane.”

Parkway Central held leads of 16-13 after one quarter and 33-25 at halftime. Rick Kirby’s Colts led by as many as 11 points in the second quarter.

Washington stayed within shouting distance in the third quarter, trailing 39-34 heading into the fourth period.

Suggs and Carpenter both hit three-pointers in the fourth quarter prior to Carpenter’s game-tying shot.

The Blue Jays had two shots in the final seconds of regulation for the win, but missed on both.

A three-pointer by Carpenter gave Washington a 54-52 lead with 57 seconds left in the first overtime, but the Colts tied it with 41 seconds left.

In the second overtime, Central made one of two free throws to give it a 60-58 lead with 21 seconds left, which set up Mulkey’s game-winning shot with six seconds remaining.

 “It was a great atmosphere for a December game between two very good teams,” Young said. “I’m glad we were able to come away with a win at home early in the year. Maybe this will help us because we have a tough schedule.”

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Area Scoreboard

Area Sports Schedule

American Legion Baseball

Ninth District Senior Legion Tournament

Thursday, July 17

At Westhoff Park

G1 (1) West 11, (8) Pacific 1

G2 (4) St. Charles 17, (5) Elsberry 2

At St. Peters Rec-Plex

G3 (3) Washington 4, (6) Wentzville 0

G4 (2) Daniel Boone 8, (7) St. Peters 2

Friday, July 18

At St. Peters Rec-Plex

G5 Elsberry 8, Pacific 3

G6 St. Peters 9, Wentzville 1

At Westhoff Park

G7 St. Charles 4, West 1

G8 Daniel Boone 7, Washington 4

Saturday, July 19

At St. Peters Rec-Plex

G9 Washington 9, Elsberry 4

G10 West 9, St. Peters 6

G12 West 14, Washington 1

At Westhoff Park

G11 St. Charles def. Daniel Boone (fft)

Sunday, July 20

Rest at Westhoff Park

G13 Championship — West 2, St. Charles 1 (13 innings)

Monday, July 21

G14 If-Needed Game — St. Charles 13, West 11

Zone 1 Senior Legion Tournament

At Lindenwood University, St. Charles

Thursday, July 24

G1 West 13, Daniel Boone Post 262 8

G2 Jefferson City Post 5 11, Hannibal Post 55 2

Friday, July 25

G3 West 11, St. Charles Post 312 1

G4 Daniel Boone 10, Hannibal 2

Saturday, July 26

G5 Jefferson City 9, West 2

G6 St. Charles 11, Daniel Boone 10

G7 West 6, St. Charles 2

Sunday, July 27

G8 Championship — West 11, Jefferson City 0

G9 If-Needed Game — Jefferson City 14, West 12

Jefferson City advances to state tournament in Sedalia.

Senior Legion State Tournament

At Liberty Park, Sedalia

Thursday, July 31

G1 Jefferson City Post 5 11, Lee’s Summit Post 189 Aux. Outlaws 2

G2 Festus Post 253 9, Joplin Miners 2

Friday, Aug. 1

G3 Jefferson City vs. Festus, noon

G4 Lee’s Summit vs. Joplin, 3 p.m.

G5 G3 loser vs. G4 winner, 6 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 2

G6 Championship — G3 winner vs. G5 winner, 1 p.m.

G7 If-needed game — G6 winner vs. G6 loser, 4 p.m.

Ninth District Junior Legion Tournament

Tuesday, July 8

At Union High School

G1 (1) Elsberry 3, (8) New Haven 0

At Ronsick Field

G4 (3) Washington 7, (6) Wentzville 1

G4 (2) Union 8, (7) Hannibal 1

At St. Peters Rec-Plex

G2 (5) St. Peters 8, (4) St. Charles 6

Wednesday, July 9

At New Haven

G5 Wentzville 4, New Haven 0

G6 St. Charles 8, Hannibal 7 (9 innings)

At Ronsick Field

G7 St. Peters 5, Elsberry 2

G8 Washington 2, Union 1

Remainder at Ronsick Field

Thursday, July 10

G9 Union 7, Wentzville 1

G10 Elsberry 3, St. Charles 2

Friday, July 11

G11 Washington 12, St. Peters 11 (10 innings)

G12 Elsberry 6, Union 3

Saturday, July 12

G13 Elsberry 4, St. Peters 3

G14 Championship — Washington 3, Elsberry 1

Washington wins district, to host Zone 1 Tournament at Borgia. Schedule below.

Junior Legion Zone 1 Tournament

At Borgia

Thursday, June 17

G1 Elsberry Post 226 10, Chillicothe Post 25 2

Friday, June 18

G2 Washington Post 218 5, Elsberry 1

G3 Chillicothe 5, Elsberry 4

Saturday, June 19

G4 Championship — Washington 16, Chillicothe 0 (5 innings)

Washington advances to State Tournament in Jackson.

Junior Legion State Tournament

At Jackson

Thursday, July 24

G1 Jackson 3, Springfield Glendale 2

G2 Eureka 7, Sedalia 0

Friday, June 25

G3 Jackson 8, Washington 3

G4 Springfield Glendale 8, Sedalia 3

G5 Jackson 4, Eureka 2

G6 Washington 8, Springfield Glendale 0

Saturday, June 26

G7 Eureka 11, Washington 10 (9 innings)

G8 Championship — Jackson 7, Eureka 6

Jackson advances to Regional Tournament in Leavenworth, Kan.

Sunday, June 27

G9 If-Needed Game — G8 winner vs. G8 loser, 1 p.m.

Freshman Legion Ninth District Tournament

Tuesday, July 8

At Elsberry Legion Field

G1 (1) St. Charles 7, (8) St. Peters 0

G2 (4) Elsberry-Winfield 4, (5) Wentzville 3

At Elsberry Khoury League Field

G3 (3) Hannibal 3, (6) Warrenton 2

G4 (2) Washington 10, (7) West 1

Wednesday, July 9

At Elsberry Khoury League Field

G5 St. Peters 17, Warrenton 6

G6 Wentzville 5, West 4

At Elsberry Legion Field

G7 St. Charles 10, Elsberry-Winfield 2

G8 Washington 3, Hannibal 0

Remainder at Elsberry Legion Field

Thursday, July 10

G9 St. Peters 11, Hannibal 9

G10 Elsberry-Winfield 13, Wentzville 4

Friday, July 11

G12 Elsberry-Winfield 8, St. Peters 3

G11 Washington 6, St. Charles 0, 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, July 12

G13 St. Charles 10, Elsberry-Winfield 1

G14 Championship — St. Charles 5, Washington 2

Sunday, July 13

G15 If-Needed Game — St. Charles 2, Washington 0

Missouri Freshman

Legion State Tournament

At Rotary Recreational

Complex - Ronsick Field

Wednesday, July 16

G1 Creve Coeur Post 397 16, St. Robert Post 331 2

G2 Ste. Genevieve Post 150 4, St. Charles Post 312 0

G3 Jackson Post 158 1, vs. Springfield Glendale Merchants 0

G4 Washington Post 218 9, Eureka Post 177 4

Thursday, July 17

G5 Springfield Glendale 11, St. Robert 1 (St. Robert eliminated)

G6 St. Charles 10, Eureka 2 (Eureka eliminated)

G7 Ste. Genevieve 4, Creve Coeur 2

G8 Washington 12, Jackson 10

Friday, July 18

G9 Jackson 12, Springfield Glendale 0 (Springfield Glendale eliminated)

G10 Creve Coeur 8, St. Charles 3 (St. Charles eliminated)

G11 Ste. Genevieve 3, Washington 2

G12 Creve Coeur 11, Jackson 7 (Jackson eliminated)

Saturday, July 19

G13 Washington 8, Creve Coeur 3 (Creve Coeur eliminated)

G14 Championship—Washington 5, Ste. Genevieve 2

Sunday, July 20

G15 Championship Game 2—Washington 3, Ste. Genevieve 0

Great Midwest Football League

July 19

Missouri Cyclones 34, Illinois Justice 0

Swim Team Schedules

Washington Swim Team

Date    Opponent    Time/Result

6-9    at Oaks Landing    Washington 192-100

6-16    Westglen    Washington 259-206

6-23    at Fox Creek    Washington 311-225

6-30    at Chadwick    Chadwick 264-258

7-7    Cherry Hills    Washington 291-140

7-11 at Division Meet, Westminster Christian First

Pacific Swim Team

Date    Opponent    Time/Result

6-9    Lake of the Woods    LOtW 176-130

6-16    at Union    Union 289-220

6-23    Bridle Creek    Pacific 371-124

6-30    at Arbor Oaks    Pacific 282-241

7-7    at Indian Hills    Cancelled, weather

7-12    Division Meet    First

Union Swim Team

Date    Opponent    Time/Result

6-9    at Arbor Oaks    Union 180-120

6-16    Pacific    Union 289-220

6-23    at Lake of the Woods    LoTW 312-201

6-30    Indian Hills    Union 322-275

7-7    Bridle Creek    PPD

7-12    at Division Meet, Pacific    Third

Pacific Diving Team

Date    Opponent    Time

6-14    at MAC West    MAC West 40-30

6-21    at Lindgate    Lindgate

6-28    at Cool Dell    9 a.m.

7-13    at Championships    8 a.m.

*Indicates League Games

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