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Posted: Wednesday, January 2, 2013 4:00 pm

Washington advanced to the semifinals of the Meramec Holiday Tournament with a pair of close victories.

The fourth-seeded Blue Jays (9-2) won for the seven consecutive time, knocking off 12th-seeded Marquette 40-38 last Friday in a quarterfinal contest.

Washington defeated 13th-seeded McCluer in the opening round, 41-38, in overtime.

“It’s good because you go from one day to playing an extremely athletic McCluer team to a completely different style against a Marquette team that packs it in and doesn’t let you run what you want to run,” said Washington Head Coach Chip Sodemann. “Some nights it’s not pretty and we’re not playing as well as we have or the way we’re capable of, but we’re finding a way down the stretch. Whether its Luke Schroepfer hitting a big shot or making free throws like we did the other night. We’re somehow finding a way and that’s the mark of a good team.”

Ronnie Suggs led Washington in the scoring column against Marquette with 17 points to go with four rebounds, three assists and two steals.

Luke Schroepfer scored 13 points, all in the second half, and grabbed four rebounds.

Brad Carpenter finished the game with seven points.

Luke Hasenjaeger collected three points and five rebounds.

Jared Walde was held scoreless, but had two rebounds and made his usual solid contributions inside the lane.

Jacob Mulkey, Austin Subke and Cory Epperson also played.

Schroepfer had the game’s biggest basket. With the Blue Jays trailing 38-37, Schroepfer drilled a three-pointer from the right elbow with 1:02 remaining in the fourth quarter to give the Blue Jays a 40-38 lead, which turned out to be the final score.

“Luke is a good shooter. He’s been doing it his whole career,” Sodemann said. “He missed some shots. Brad missed some shots. Ronnie missed some shots. Hazy missed some shots. But they all had the confidence to shoot under pressure.”

After not scoring in the first half, Schroepfer stepped it up offensively in the second half.

“That’s what everybody is going to do. They’re going to take Luke out. They’re going to take Ronnie out. They’re not going to let us run our stuff,” Sodemann said.

Marquette (6-3) attempted an open three-point shot for the win as time ran out, but missed the shot.

“I held my breath and was praying that it wasn’t going in. Hazy was in the right spot for the rebound,” Sodemann said. “We were lucky again, lucky to advance. We know the next one is going to be a heck of a challenge.”

Tanner Stabenow scored 13 points to lead the Mustangs. Matt Hink added 11 points and nine rebounds.

Marquette held leads of 11-9 after one quarter and 19-15 at halftime.

Washington owned the third quarter, outscoring Marquette 14-5 to grab a 29-24 lead heading into the final eight minutes.

Three-pointers by Suggs at the end of the third quarter and Schroepfer at the start of the fourth gave the Blue Jays a 32-24 lead before Marquette chipped away and eventually took a brief one-point advantage.

“What we keep taking about is finding a way,” Sodemann said. “We practice it. We put a couple of minutes on the clock and work on late-game situations. The guys just have the presence of mind to make the right play at the right time.”

The tournament’s top four seeds, CBC, Hazelwood Central, DeSmet and Washington, all advanced to the semifinals.

“It guarantees us four games. Our goal was to be playing on the last day, regardless of where we’re playing. That means you’ve beaten some quality teams. Having a chance to play here on Sunday is a good thing,” Sodemann said. “We’re just trying to be prepared for districts down the line, so hopefully our guys are learning from this experience.”

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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

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 76, Union 57

Saturday, Dec. 20

Sullivan Shootout

Owensville vs. Rockwood Summit, 11:30 a.m.

Lindbergh 67, St. Clair 46

Jefferson City vs. Jackson, 2:30 p.m.

Washington 56, Lutheran South 54

Poplar Bluff 59, Borgia 49

Sullivan vs. Affton, 7 p.m.

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 72, New Haven 21

*Union 49, Pacific 48

Friday, Dec. 19

Francis Howell 55, Washington 48

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 62, Sullivan 35

Saturday, Dec. 20

Union at Waynesville    5 p.m.

Wrestling

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

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