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Posted: Wednesday, January 30, 2013 10:00 am

Surviving a furious fourth quarter, the Union basketball Lady ’Cats held off Washington Friday night, 58-49.

“Our kids had great composure when Washington came back to tie the game” said Union Head Coach Grant Young. “Many kids would panic by taking quick shots or rushing the offense. We stayed very patient and executed plays and finished late game free throws to jump back to a 11-point margin late.”

Despite trailing by a big deficit early in the game, the Lady Jays fought back and tied it in the fourth quarter.

“We settled down and worked our way back into the game and eventually tied the game a few times in the fourth quarter,” Washington Head Coach Adam Fischer said. “After we tied it at 45, Union went on a quick six- or eight-point run and we never recovered.”

Fischer credited Union for working from start to finish.

“Coach Young and his team were well prepared and fought for the entire 32 minutes,” Fischer said. “Our slow start cost us to waste a lot of energy to tie the game, and we never really recovered from wasting that energy. I am very proud of my team for never giving up and fighting back. It’s very easy to just quit when you are on the road, but we refused to do that. That credit goes all to the girls on my team.”

Both Union (13-4) and Washington (9-8) started play Monday in the Borgia Tournament. Those games can be found elsewhere in this section.

The game was the second meeting of the season between the teams, who played in the consolation game of the Union Tournament Jan. 10 (also won by Union).

“This game was almost identical to the last time we played Union except both teams scored more points,” Fischer said.

While the game took place at the same time as the Union Boys Tournament semifinals, the girls game was played in the old gym at Union High School.

But the girls game against longtime rivals was anything but a second stage.

Union jumped out on top with a 13-4 first quarter.

“Union did a great job coming out at the start of the game and getting a quick 8-0 lead on us,” Fischer said.

Young agreed.

“Washington never gave up,” Young said.

Washington rallied in the second quarter, but Union was able to not only keep pace, but add to the advantage. Union held a 30-16 lead after one half of action.

Washington rallied in the third quarter. The Lady Jays outscored Union, 18-7, to cut Union’s advantage to 37-35 after three quarters.

Union was able to secure the win in a wild fourth quarter, outscoring the Lady Jays, 21-14.

Senior Whitney Vitt led the Lady ’Cats in scoring with 20 points. She hit five three-point baskets in the game and added four rebounds, two assists, two blocked shots and two steals.

“Whitney had a big game outside for us,” Young said. “She was 5-6 from beyond the arc and really sparked our offense.”

Sophomore Bethany Coons came through with 17 points, scoring 11 from the free-throw line. She also added four assists, two rebounds and two steals.

“Bethany has a great knack for attacking the basket and getting contact to get to the line,” Young said. “Her percentages keep increasing from the stripe and she went 11-14.”

Senior Rachael Bassett came close to a double-double with 10 points and nine rebounds. She also had one steal.

“Rachael saw only about 21 minutes of game time due to back tightness,” Young said. “Rachael, however, is a gamer. No matter the illness or injury she will sacrifice for her team and give everything she has got in the tank.”

Senior Alyssa Coons scored five points with five rebounds, one assist and one steal.

Junior Megan Altemueller scored three points and added one rebound and one steal.

Senior Abbie Brack scored three points with three rebounds, two assists and a steal.

Also playing for Union were junior Kaila AuBuchon, junior Anna Houston, senior Jill Johnston (two rebounds, one blocked shot) and senior Briana Lakebrink (one assist, one rebound).

Washington was led by junior Courtney Kedroski. She netted 22 points while hitting six three-point baskets. Kedroski also had six rebounds and two steals.

“Kedroski caught on fire the second half making four threes in the third quarter,” said Young. “We went to a box-and-one and had Abbie guard her fourth quarter which caused her to really work harder for open shots.”

Senior Kaitlin Evans scored 10 points and added six rebounds and one assist.

Senior Kirstie Leslie scored seven points while adding eight rebounds and a steal before fouling out.

Freshman Paige Carpenter scored five points while adding three assists, one rebound and one turnover.

Junior Megan Bauche scored two points with four rebounds, two assists and one steal.

Freshman Katie Trigg scored two points.

Senior Helena Ballmann netted one point with five rebounds, two assists and a steal.

Junior Alex Ready added four assists and a steal.

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Area Scoreboard

Football

Friday, Sept. 19

*Ft. Zumwalt S 56, Washington 7

Borgia 42, Cardinal Ritter 6

*Union 55, St. Clair 35

*Sullivan 27, Pacific 10

Owensville 19, Hermann 16

St. James 28, Ash Grove 7

Brentwood 41, Cuba 24

*St. Charles West 49, Warrenton 7

South Callaway 55, Wright City 6

Friday, Sept. 12

*Ft. Zumwalt North 49, Washington 0

*Borgia 35, St. Dominic 0

*Union 27, Pacific 19

*Sullivan 47, St. Clair 21

Hermann 65, Wentzville Liberty 7

*Owensville 29, St. James 28 (OT)

Cuba 22, Windsor 6

*Warrenton 14, St. Charles 6

*Bowling Green 55, Wright City 0

Friday, Sept. 5

Warrenton 14, Washington 6

Borgia 13, Maplewood-Richmond Heights 0 (forfeit)

*Union 32, Sullivan 19

*Pacific 20, St. Clair 18

*Hermann 52, St. James 20

Owensville 35, Cuba 8

*Wright City 36, Montgomery Co. 0

Friday, Aug. 29

Sullivan 30, Washington 8

Borgia 56, Union 13

Ozark 41, St. Clair 0

Potosi 34, Pacific 13

Hermann 54, Cuba 12

Blair Oaks 42, Owensville 0

St. James 36, Houston 18

Warrenton 28, Troy 0

Orchard Farm 36, Wright City 18

Friday, Aug. 22

Washington 26, St. Clair 21

Borgia 48, Owensville 12

Parkway West 49, Union 39

Pacific 28, De Soto 20

Park Hills Central 34, Sullivan 27

St. James 12, Cuba 6

Hermann 61, Montgomery Co 12

Warrenton 26, St. Dominic 23

Trinity 28, Wright City 24

Softball

Tuesday, Sept. 16

*Borgia at Notre Dame    4:30 p.m.

*Washington at Ft. Zumwalt N    4:30 p.m.

*Union at Owensville    4:30 p.m.

*Pacific at New Haven    4:30 p.m.

*St. James at St. Clair    4:30 p.m.

*Hermann at Sullivan    4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 17

Washington at Warrenton    4:30 p.m.

Sullivan at Northwest    4:30 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 18

*St. Dominic at Borgia    3:45 p.m.

*Union at Hermann    4:30 p.m.

*St. Clair at New Haven    4:30 p.m.

*St. James at Pacific    4:30 p.m.

*Owensville at Sullivan    4:30 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 19

Union at Ft. Zumwalt N Tny    TBA

South Callaway at New Haven    5 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 20

Union at Ft. Zumwalt N Tny    TBA

St. James Tny    TBA

Monday, Sept. 22

*Washington at Ft. Zumwalt S    4:30 p.m.

Union at North County    4:30 p.m.

Warrenton at St. Clair    4:30 p.m.

Principia at Sullivan    4:30 p.m.

Hermann at Cuba    4:30 p.m.

Owensville at Cuba    4:30 p.m.

St. James at Bourbon    4:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 23

*Borgia at Duchesne    4:30 p.m.

*Holt at Washington    4:30 p.m.

*Pacific at St. Clair    4:30 p.m.

*Owensville at New Haven    4:30 p.m.

*Hermann at St. James    4:30 p.m.

Volleyball

Tuesday, Sept. 16

*Sullivan at St. Clair    4:30 p.m.

*Washington at Ft. Zumwalt E    5 p.m.

*New Haven at Union    5:30 p.m.

*Pacific at Hermann    5:30 p.m.

*Owensville at St. James    5:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 17

Washington at Duchesne    5 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 18

*St. Clair at Owensville    5 p.m.

*Union at Pacific    5:30 p.m.

*Hermann at New Haven    5:30 p.m.

*St. James at Sullivan    5:30 p.m.

O’Fallon Christian at Borgia    6:30 p.m.

Washington at Gateway Match Up    TBA

Friday, Sept. 19

Eagle Ridge at Crosspoint    5:15 p.m.

Providence at Crosspoint    7:15 p.m.

Washington at Gateway Match Up    TBA

Saturday, Sept. 20

New Haven Round Robin    9 a.m.

ECC at Wentworth    1 p.m.

ECC vs. Graceland JV (Wentworth)    3 p.m.

Washington at Gateway Match Up    TBA

St. Clair at Seckman Tny    TBA

Monday, Sept. 22

St. Clair at Salem    5 p.m.

Bourbon at Sullivan    5:30 p.m.

Dixon at St. James    5:30 p.m.

Hermann Tournament    TBA

Tuesday, Sept. 23

Cuba at St. James    5:30 p.m.

Crosspoint at Bethel    5:30 p.m.

Crosspoint vs. Thomas Jefferson    6:30 p.m.

Hermann Tournament    TBA

Boys Soccer

Tuesday, Sept. 16

Crosspoint at Fulton St. Albans    4:30 p.m.

Tolton Catholic at Borgia    5:30 p.m.

*Washington at Ft. Zumwalt E    6 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 17

*St. Louis at ECC    4:30 p.m.

Union at Affton    5 p.m.

St. Clair at De Soto    5 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 18

*St. Clair at St. James    5 p.m.

Dixon at Sullivan    5 p.m.

Borgia at Trinity    6:15 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 19

Eagle Ridge at Crosspoint    4:30 p.m.

Tolton at Fulton SA    5 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 20

*Ft. Zumwalt S at Washington    10 a.m.

Crowder at ECC    2 p.m.

Monday, Sept. 22

Hillsboro at Union    5 p.m.

CYC Tny    TBA

Tuesday, Sept. 23

*Fulton SA at Thomas Jefferson    4:30 p.m.

North County at Union    5 p.m.

*St. James at Pacific    5 p.m.

*Borgia at St. Dominic    6:15 p.m.

CYC Tny    TBA

Cross Country

Thursday, Sept. 18

St. Clair at Lutheran North    4 p.m.

New Haven, St. James at Steelville Inv    4 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 20

Festus Inv.    9 a.m.

Hermann at Fulton Inv    9 a.m.

Thursday, Sept. 25

Washington at Rolla Inv    4 p.m.

Union, Owensville, St. James at Belle Inv    4 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 27

Hancock Inv    8:30 a.m.

Pacific at Viburnum Inv    10:30 a.m.

Monday, Sept. 29

St. Clair at Elsberry Inv    4 p.m.

St. James at Dixon    4 p.m.

Girls Golf

Tuesday, Sept. 16

*Borgia at St. Dominic    3:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 17

Duchesne at Borgia    3:30 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 18

Ft. Zumwalt S at Washington    3:30 p.m.

Borgia at AAA Meet, Lutheran SC    TBA

Wednesday, Sept. 24

Washington at GAC Central Meet    TBA

Thursday, Sept. 25

*Duchesne at Borgia    3:30 p.m.

Boys Swimming

Saturday, Sept. 20

Borgia at Ft. Zumwalt W    8:30 p.m.

Monday, Sept. 29

Washington at Ft. Zumwalt South    3:30 p.m.

*Conference Games

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