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Posted: Friday, February 21, 2014 6:15 pm

Make it two straight seasons as GAC Central girls basketball champions for the Washington Lady Jays.

Playing Tuesday at Ft. Zumwalt South, the Lady Jays claimed the league crown with a 47-43 victory.

“We’ve sealed up the conference championship, but we have two games left and I like the sound of 8-0 better than 6-2 or 7-1. We’re going to strive for that perfect record,” said Washington Head Coach Adam Fischer. “South is well-coached and has some good players. We talked for two weeks about how we need to be ready for this game. Our one conference loss last year was at South. It’s not an easy place to play.”

For the first time this season, Washington was seriously tested by a conference foe.

The Lady Jays (18-4, 6-0) led 34-33 after three quarters. They never surrendered the lead in the final eight minutes, but never pulled away, either.

“They did an excellent job getting us to play their game,” Fischer said. “It’s good to be tested. It should help us down the road. We needed something like this.”

Courtney Kedroski paced Washington with 19 points and three rebounds.

Kyra Hardesty finished with 17 points and three rebounds. She sealed the win with two free throws with 15 seconds left.

“Kyra and Courtney did an excellent job on the offensive end of the floor,” Fischer said. “They both were able to attack the basket when South guarded them tight, and they hit a few threes when we needed them.”

Paige Carpenter added six points and three rebounds.

Rachel Kackley collected three points, 15 rebounds and two blocks.

Megan Freitag had two points. Megan Bauche added seven rebounds and two assists.

“Rachel did a great job controlling the inside. Paige did a lot of little things you don’t see in the main stat columns,” Fischer said. “Paige had a huge offensive rebound in the fourth quarter that she scored on, and she hit two free throws that helped seal the victory.”

Ft. Zumwalt South (13-9, 5-2) was led by Abby Modaff, who scored 11 points. Maddie German and Danielle McLean both scored nine points.

“They keyed on Kyra hard defensively. They had German on her, who’s one of the quickest kids we play all year,” Fischer said. “Megan Bauche set one heck of a screen for Courtney a couple of times. We got her open and she knocked down a couple of big shots.”

After starting the season with a 3-2 record, Washington now has won 15 of its last 17 games heading into Friday’s contest against Holt.

Three of the Lady Jays’ four losses have been in tournaments. The only non-tournament game they’ve lost came at Hermann (20-1), a Class 3 and Four Rivers Conference power.

“It’s been a while since the Washington girls basketball program has won 18 games. When I took over last year, we just talked about getting better every day,” Fischer said. “We have girls like our four seniors, Courtney, Megan (Bauche), Rachel and Alex (Ready), and throw in Paige and Megan Freitag, they’ve all gotten better and it’s starting to show. Hopefully our younger kids pick up on that and we have a few more good years.”

After playing Friday against Holt, the Lady Jays have home games next week against Ft. Zumwalt East on Tuesday and Pacific on Thursday to end the regular season.

“We have some tough games coming up against Holt and Pacific and then all of our district games,” Fischer said. “Playing this kind of game against South should help us down the road.”

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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 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.

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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