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Posted: Wednesday, February 27, 2013 9:45 am | Updated: 1:15 pm, Wed Feb 27, 2013.

Washington made Pacific earn its 20th win of the girls basketball season.

Closing the regular season last Friday at Pacific High School, the Lady Indians rallied from a seven-point deficit in the third quarter to defeat Washington, 41-40.

“Washington is a good ball team. I’m happy that we were able to fight back and get the win. It shows the composure of our team,” said Pacific Head Coach Josh Spuhl. “Now we are preparing for districts. This is why we have played all year.”

The Lady Jays were shooting for their fifth straight win to end the regular season, but fell a point short.

Washington’s Paige Carpenter made a three-pointer as the final buzzer sounded to make it a one-point outcome.

“I thought it was a good game to lead us into district play,” said Washington Head Coach Adam Fischer. “Pacific is a very solid basketball team and well coached. The atmosphere and the level of play should have both teams ready for districts.”

Washington (15-11) actually began Class 5 District 10 Tournament action Monday, defeating Rolla 55-53 in a semifinal contest at Rolla High School. The Lady Jays play Waynesville in the title game Thursday at 6 p.m.

Pacific (20-5) opens the Class 4 District 9 Tournament on its home floor Friday in the semifinals against either Union or Owensville at 6 p.m.

The district title game is Saturday at 6 p.m.

Lizzy Almo led Pacific in the scoring column against Washington with 14 points to go with three rebounds and two steals.

“Lizzy had a strong game,” Spuhl said. “We had a lot of long stretches where we didn’t score. That’s a credit to Washington’s defense.”

Ellen Rogers and Meagan Wakefield both finished with seven points. Rogers added six rebounds. Wakefield had three steals.

Ashley Hill collected five points, six rebounds and five assists.

Kya Hill had five points and three rebounds.

Abby Spuhl added three points and four rebounds.

“Kya was in foul trouble. It really hurt us for her to be on the bench so much,” Spuhl said. “Ellen and Meagan had good games.”

Pacific honored its two seniors, Almo and Spuhl.

“It’s always a tough win on senior night, not to mention we had two snow days,” Spuhl said.

Courtney Kedroski led the way for Washington with 11 points, four rebounds and two assists.

Kirstie Leslie added 10 points, 11 rebounds, two assists and two steals.

Megan Bauche finished with eight points, seven rebounds and two assists.

Carpenter had five points and two assists.

Kaitlin Evans, Helena Ballmann and Megan Freitag each scored two points. Evans added four rebounds. Ballmann grabbed three rebounds.

Rachel Kackley blocked two shots.

“It was a very physical game. It felt like a playoff game from the start,” Fischer said. “Our girls played their hearts out and left it all on the floor.”

Washington trailed 12-9 after one quarter, but came back to grab an 18-17 lead on a basket by Freitag with 1:50 remaining in the second quarter.

Leslie and Bauche later added buckets to help the Lady Jays outscore Pacific 13-6 in the second quarter and take a 22-18 advantage into halftime.

Washington built its lead to 25-18 three minutes into the third quarter.

Trailing by seven points and with Kya Hill and Almo with four fouls apiece, things didn’t looked great for Pacific.

But Rogers and Spuhl both nailed three-pointers to pull the Lady Indians to within 25-24 with 46 seconds left in the third quarter.

Ballmann and Almo exchanged baskets in the final 35 seconds as Washington led 27-26 heading into the fourth quarter.

Pacific grabbed a 30-29 lead with 6:10 left in the fourth quarter and never trailed again.

A three-pointer by Kedroski pulled the Lady Jays to within 37-35 with 36 seconds left to play.

Wakefield made four free throws in the final 31 seconds to seal Pacific’s victory.

“Our defense was great all game,” Spuhl said. “It carried us most of the night.”


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

Sullivan Shootout

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

St. Clair vs. Lindbergh, 1 p.m.

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

Washington vs. Lutheran South, 4 p.m.

Borgia vs. Poplar Bluff, 5:30 p.m.

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

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