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Posted: Wednesday, December 19, 2012 4:00 pm

Could there have been a better way to start the first-ever Peoples Bank Holiday Classic girls basketball tournament in Sullivan. City rivals Borgia and Washington took the floor in the event’s first contest Monday afternoon with Borgia advancing with a 49-31 victory.

“It was history,” said Borgia Head Coach Stacia Parsell. “We are making history every day. This is going to be a great tournament and we’re excited to be in it. To be on the winners’ side of the bracket is even better.”

Washington Head Coach Adam Fischer said it was an honor to compete in the first-ever tournament game.

“It was an honor to play in the first game ever of the Sullivan Tournament,” Fischer said. “Sullivan High School and the surrounding community have done an excellent job in starting this tournament. The school, Mr. (Sean) Erwin (Sullivan activities director), and Coach (Jason) Merkel have done an excellent job with recruiting teams to the tournament, and I look forward to playing in the tournament for years to come.”

The Lady Knights (4-2), seeded fourth, get the host team Sullivan (6-0) Wednesday at 8:30 p.m. in the semifinals.

“It’s always a good matchup with Sullivan,” said Parsell.

Washington (3-4) will take on University City (1-7) in the consolation semifinals Wednesday at 7 p.m.

“The key to beating a team like University City will be for us to come out and play our game,” Fischer said. “University City will want to pressure the ball and we will have to attack their pressure and get ourselves to the free-throw line. If we take care of the ball, and move the ball around to get the best shot, we will have some success against their pressure.”

In the other first-round games Monday, top-seeded Sullivan defeated University City, 68-11. Second-seeded Farmington edged Waynesville, 53-51, and sixth-seeded Owensville knocked off third-seeded Cuba, 48-21.

Borgia-Washington

The contest was slow to develop as both teams struggled in the early going.

“Our girls came out and played really hard and handled their pressure real well tonight,” Fischer said. “The one thing we did not do well was taking care of the ball in the half court setting. When we did take care of the ball, we were unable to hit our shots when we were open.”

Borgia finally got the first basket, but Washington quickly replied to take the lead, 5-2.

“Every game for us has got to be a learning process,” Parsell said. “It just is about getting better with every game and every possession. And then we finally pulled away from Washington.”

The Lady Knights went on a nine-point run which lasted into the second quarter to take the lead for good.

“They can rebound really well,” Parsell said. “We were taking shots early in the game and being limited to one shot and then not getting anything out of it. Once we work the ball around a bit more, started getting better looks, that’s when things started to open up for us.”

Borgia was up 9-5 after eight minutes of action and then took charge through the second quarter.

Another six-point flurry, including a buzzer-beater by Katie Lindemann, gave the Lady Knights a 25-15 advantage at the intermission.

Borgia continued to add to the lead throughout the third quarter. The Lady Knights were up 39-25 after three quarters and went on to win by 18, 49-31.

Lindemann led the Lady Knights with a double-double, scoring 15 points with 10 rebounds and two steals.

Janie Arand netted nine points while adding six rebounds, four assists and two steals before fouling out in the final 25 seconds.

Emily Grahl and Cassandra Halsted scored eight points apiece. Grahl also had three assists, two rebounds and two steals. Halsted scored half of her points from the free-throw line while adding a rebound and a steal.

Baylee Godat scored five points with a rebound and a steal.

Morgan Spradling netted two points with four rebounds, two steals and an assist.

Also playing were Molly Arand (two assists and two steals), Madison Wehking (one assist) and Alexis Sine.

Washington was hampered with illness during the game, but Fischer said the Lady Jays were able to adapt.

“A few girls were playing out of their normal positions due to our illnesses, and they handled themselves pretty well,” Fischer said. “Playing out of their positions will only help us in the long run.”

Courtney Kedroski, Washington’s leading scorer on the season at 11.7 points per game, missed the contest due to illness. And Kirstie Leslie didn’t play the entire contest because she was sick. She netted four points.

Washington’s leading scorer was Kaitlin Evans with 10 points.

Freshman Paige Carpenter came through with six points.

Helena Ballmann scored three points.

Lady Jays scoring two points apiece were Megan Bauche, Megan Freitag and Rachel Kackley.

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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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