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Posted: Wednesday, January 8, 2014 1:30 pm

Scoring 82 points figured to be enough for Washington to break out of its boys basketball skid experienced over the last few games.

But it wasn’t.

Timberland (6-5) escaped Washington High School last Friday with an 85-82 victory over the Blue Jays.

“It’s not what we’re doing. It’s how we’re doing it,” said Washington Head Coach Grant Young. “The last field goal they made was off an offensive rebound. Individually, each of us have to do our jobs, which includes blocking out defensively. Everybody has to do it. The extra chance opportunities we’re allowing teams are killing us. It killed us tonight.”

Washington (6-5) has lost five of its last six contests after starting the season with a five-game winning streak.

“We’re 1-5 in the last six games after starting 5-0. We can’t base our season on the start we had. It’s not how you start, it’s how you finish,” Young said. “We’re going to have to work hard to get out of this hole. We’ve dug a hole in these last six games that we’re going to have to get out of. We can’t do it individually. We’re going to have to do it as a team. Our kids are frustrated. They know they can play better. We’ll get through it. I’m not giving up on these kids.”

With the Blue Jays trailing Timberland 84-82, Washington’s Ronnie Suggs went to the free-throw line for two shots with 2.2 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter.

Suggs missed the first free-throw attempt, which forced him to miss the second, and hope for an offensive rebound and score.

It didn’t work out that way as the Wolves grabbed the rebound, got fouled and made one of two free throws on the other end.

A long-distance shot by Suggs fell short as the final buzzer sounded.

The game hardly fell on Suggs’ shoulders. He finished with a career-high 37 points, scoring 15 points in the first half and 22 in the second half.

Mike Morgan continued his hot play by scoring 24 points. He had 15 points on five three-pointers in the first half.

Brad Carpenter finished the game with 10 points.

Austin Subke chipped in with four points. Jacob Mulkey, Patrick Menke and Trey Walsh each scored two points. Jacob Huxol had one point.

Mulkey returned to the lineup after missing the last five games with an ankle injury.

“We got Mulkey back, which was great. He couldn’t do a lot out there. Just getting him on the floor and getting him some playing time and some game experience was good,” Young said. “We had some foul trouble in the third quarter and sat some kids.”

Timberland’s biggest offensive weapons were 6-4 forward Bobby Marco on the inside and guards Adam Ingle and Andrew Jehle from the outside.

“They made two big threes. The Jehle kid hit two 30-footers on us and that was tough,” Young said. “We had to key on Ingle and Jehle the whole time. Those are their best two shooters. We let them get open a few times.”

Washington jumped to a 16-6 lead in the first five minutes of the game on nine points by Morgan and seven by Suggs.

Timberland responded with a 12-0 run over the next two minutes to grab an 18-16 advantage.

The Wolves led 21-19 after one quarter.

The second quarter went back and forth with both teams holding leads.

The Blue Jays took a 39-37 advantage into intermission.

Leading 61-59 after three quarters, the Wolves held a 73-66 advantage with 4:08 left in the fourth period after a pair of three-pointers by Ingle.

Washington trimmed the deficit to 81-80 on a three-point play by Suggs with 1:07 remaining on the clock.

A basket by Marco after an offensive rebound proved to make the difference, pushing Timberland’s lead to 83-80 with 51 seconds left.

“We held a good Lafayette team to 46 points in our last game at Meramec, didn’t allow many layups and still lost. Tonight, we allowed too many layups with the offensive rebounds. We allowed them to get to the basket with their dribble penetration. We allowed the big post player (Marco) to do things around the basket and make shots,” Young said. “You have to give them credit. They made shots. We didn’t make key shots at the right time.”

Washington’s home game Monday against Winfield was postponed due to the weather. A rescheduled date has not been announced.

The Blue Jays (1-0 in the GAC Central) meet Holt (4-6) in a league contest Thursday in the Coaches vs. Cancer Shootout at Scottrade Center in St. Louis at 11 a.m.

Washington is the top seed for its own tournament next week, opening against eighth-seeded St. Clair Monday at 6 p.m.

“This stretch does not determine our season. We have a lot of season left against good competition. We’re going to have to come together,” Young said. “We have great kids. They’ll run through a wall for me. I know they’ll get out of this. There’s plenty of time left to do it.”

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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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