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Posted: Friday, December 14, 2012 8:15 pm

It was not your typical high school basketball game.

Washington scored 12 points in the first half. Ft. Zumwalt East scored four points in the second half.

When everything was added up, the Blue Jays overcame a 17-point halftime deficit to knock off the Lions in their GAC Central opener Tuesday at Washington High School, 36-33.

“It was definitely a tale of two halves. That’s for sure,” said Washington Head Coach Chip Sodemann. “Not much went right for us in the first half. In the second half, we were much more intense. That was the difference. If we play that way all the time, I think we’ll be OK.”

Ronnie Suggs led the Blue Jays with 14 points, five rebounds and three steals.

Brad Carpenter knocked down three three-pointers to finish with nine points and two assists.

Jacob Mulkey pitched in with six points, going 4-4 from the free-throw line.

Luke Schroepfer collected five points and three steals.

Jared Walde had two points, eight rebounds and three assists.

Luke Hasenjaeger, Cory Epperson and Austin Subke also saw action.

The Blue Jays (4-2, 1-0) shot 31.5 percent from the field and were 8-9 from the foul line.

Struggling against East’s zone defense, the Blue Jays trailed 29-12 at halftime.

“The credit goes to them in the first half. They broke our press and got some layups. They made some shots,” Sodemann said. “We missed our first couple of shots, got tight and started to look at the scoreboard. When you look at the scoreboard instead of focusing on what you need to do, you run into trouble. They were prepared. They attacked us right away. Our guys didn’t respond until the second half.”

And what a second half it was.

Washington outscored East 16-0 in the third quarter, cutting the deficit to 29-28.

“Our intensity picked up on the defensive end,” Sodemann said. “We did a good job moving and closing out on plays.”

Carpenter drilled a three-pointer to put the Blue Jays ahead 33-31 with 6:06 remaining in the fourth quarter.

With the score tied 33-33, Carpenter struck again, nailing a three-pointer with 40 seconds left on the clock to give Washington a 36-33 advantage, which was the final score.

The Lions (2-5, 0-1) had possession in the final seconds, but couldn’t tie the game.

“We’ll take them any way we can get them,” Sodemann said. “Hopefully we learned a lesson from this game.”

With conference foes meeting twice per season, the two teams meet again Feb. 1 at East. The Lions will play in the Washington Tournament Jan. 7-12.

Washington’s junior varsity team defeated FZE in triple overtime.

The Blue Jays meet Lafayette in the GAC-Suburban Shootout Saturday at 6 p.m. at St. Charles Family Arena.

Former WHS football coach and athletic director Jim Scanlan will be honored during Tuesday’s home game against Pacific between the junior varsity and varsity games at approximately 7:15 p.m.

“We beat Lafayette last year in this shootout, which I think surprised them a little. They’ll be gunning for us this time,” Sodemann said. “When Washington and Pacific play, you can throw the records out the window. It’s going to be a very competitive game. We’re expecting a great atmosphere.”


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