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Posted: Wednesday, February 26, 2014 10:20 am

Having already clinched the outright GAC Central girls basketball championship, Washington showed Holt how it got there with a convincing win Friday night.

The Lady Jays (19-4, 7-0) cruised to a home victory, 53-26.

“They kind of took it to us the last time we played them. We were down 15-3 and 22-8 before we came back, so we talked about getting off to a good start this time, at least on the defensive end,” said Washington Head Coach Adam Fischer. “They threw a 1-3-1 at us and we didn’t do a good job at times moving the ball around. But we found the open person and were a little more patient than the last time we played them.”

Washington shoots for an unbeaten league season Tuesday against Ft. Zumwalt East and hosts Pacific Thursday at 6 p.m.

“We’ll be looking to keep East in the low 20s. If we keep teams in the low 20s, I have two girls who can score more than that together, so hopefully we can do that,” Fischer said. “We play a good Pacific team. The Four Rivers Conference for girls basketball is ridiculous. We know Pacific is battle-tested. Against Hermann, St. James and Sullivan, they’ve been in every game. They have (Kya) Hill inside who’s hard to stop. We just need to buckle down and get ready for districts.”

The Lady Jays are seeded second for the Class 5 District 10 Tournament next week at Northwest. They play third-seeded Northwest in the semifinals Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.

Washington held the lead all the way against Holt, including 15-4 after one quarter, 26-8 at halftime and 35-16 after three quarters.

“They had eight points at halftime, so you can’t really complain about that,” Fischer said.

“We had a couple of down moments in the second half where they scored on four possessions in a row. When we get to districts and hopefully beyond, we can’t allow that to happen. We’re working to get better every day and we did tonight.”

Kyra Hardesty finished the game with 16 points, four assists and three steals. Paige Carpenter collected 15 points, three rebounds and two steals.

Courtney Kedroski had nine points, four rebounds and two steals. Rachel Kackley added seven points, 14 rebounds and five blocks. Alex Ready, Megan Freitag and Megan Bauche each scored two points. Bauche added four assists and three rebounds.

“Rachel did a great job on the boards. Megan Bauche and Megan Freitag guarded No. 11 (Mel Taouil), she’s averaging 17 points and 11 rebounds, and she didn’t get there tonight,” Fischer said. “Defensively, we’re getting into a better groove.”


Area Scoreboard

Boys Basketball

Monday, Jan. 26

^Rock Bridge 79, Northwest 27

^Lutheran South 76, Hillsboro 43

Owensville 41, Hermann 40

St. James 80, Montgomery County 39

Tuesday, Jan. 27

Jackson 65, Pacific 44

^Borgia 82,  Union 61

~Warrenton 69, Chamois 24

^Washington 49, St. Clair 45 (OT)

~Wright City 51, New Haven 37

*Bethel at Crosspoint    7:45 p.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 28

Fulton SA at Thomas Jefferson    6:30 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 29

^Northwest vs. Hillsboro   5:30 p.m.

~Chamois vs. New Haven    6 p.m.

~Warrenton vs. Wright City    6 p.m.

^Union vs. St. Clair    7 p.m.

~Hermann vs. Montgomery Co    7:30 p.m.

~Owensville vs. St. James    7:30 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 30

^Rock Bridge vs. Lutheran South    5:30 p.m.

^Borgia vs. Washington    7 p.m.

*Providence at Crosspoint    7:30 p.m.

Eagle Ridge at Fulton SA    7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 31

^Seventh-place game    2:30 p.m.

~Seventh-place game    2:30 p.m.

^Consolation    4 p.m.

~Consolation    4 p.m.

^Third-place game    5:30 p.m.

~Third-place game    5:30 p.m.

^Championship    7 p.m.

~Championship    7 p.m.

%Washington Tournament

#South Callaway Tournament

^Union Tournament

~Hermann Tournament

Girls Basketball

Monday, Jan. 26

^Holt 60, Pacific 57

^Warrenton 42, Union 40

~Owensville 64,  Montgomery Co 32

Borgia 62, Cardinal Ritter 41

^St. Clair 64, Lutheran South 45

~Hermann 57, Wright City 26

Washington 74, Wentzville Liberty 19

Tuesday, Jan. 27

Fulton SA at Barat    4:30 p.m.

~New Haven 42, Montgomery Co 34

*Bethel at Crosspoint    6:15 p.m.

~Chamois 61, Wright City 20

Wednesday, Jan. 28

^Pacific vs. Union    4 p.m.

Fulton SA at Thomas Jefferson    5 p.m.

^Wentzvillr Liberty vs. Lutheran South     5:30 p.m.

~Owensville vs. New Haven    6 p.m.

^Holt vs. Warrenton    7 p.m.

~Hermann vs. Chamois    7:30 p.m.

^Washington vs. St. Clair    8:30 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 29

*Borgia at Notre Dame    6:45 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 30

^Seventh-place game    4 p.m.

~Consolation    5 p.m.

^Consolation    5:30 p.m.

*Providence at Crosspoint    6 p.m.

Eagle Ridge at Fulton SA    6 p.m.

~Third-place game    6:30 p.m.

^Third-place game    7 p.m.

~Championship    8 p.m.

^Championship    8:30 p.m.

@Union Tournament

#South Callaway Tournament

^Washington Tournament

~Hermann Tournament


Tuesday, Jan. 27

*Pacific 42, St. Clair 33

Borgia 36, Hallsville 30

Helias 66, Borgia 21

Wednesday, Jan. 28

Borgia at Lutheran St. Charles    5 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 29

Union at Farmington/Summit    5 p.m.

*Pacific at St. James/Owensville    5:30 p.m.

Washington at Seckman    6 p.m.

St. Clair at De Soto    TBA

Friday, Jan. 30

St. Clair at Potosi/Festus    5 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 31

Pacific at Hazelwood East Tny    9 a.m.

Girls Swimming

Tuesday, Jan. 20

Timberland 140, Washington 96, Ft. Zumwalt East 87

Thursday, Jan. 22

Oakville 120, Washington 115, University City 9, Mehlville 6

Saturday, Jan. 24

Washington 91, Borgia 80

Tuesday, Jan. 27

Washington 122, St. Charles West 46

Thursday, Jan. 29

Washington at Affton/Lutheran South    4:15 p.m.

Borgia at St. Dominic    8:30 p.m.

*Conference Games