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Posted: Friday, February 21, 2014 5:00 pm

In a game that possibly decided the GAC Central boys basketball crown, Ft. Zumwalt South rallied in the fourth quarter to defeat Washington.

The Bulldogs (19-3, 6-1) gained at least a share of the conference crown with a 62-60 home win Tuesday over the Blue Jays (13-9, 5-2).

“It was a fun game to coach and the kids had fun on the court,” said Washington Head Coach Grant Young. “And then you get in the locker room after the game and it feels like you’ve been punched in the gut. Our kids deserved that win for what they’ve put in over the last couple of weeks.”

South can win the outright league crown with a win Friday at Ft. Zumwalt North (13-8, 4-2).

To gain a share of the GAC Central title, Washington must defeat Holt on Friday and hope North knocks off South, which could result in a three-way share of the league.

“If you ever want to cheer for another team, we would like North to win on Friday, which is something we’ve probably never said,” Young said with a smile. “If North helps us, we still have to do our job and beat Holt.”

Washington held a 45-35 lead with 3:40 remaining in the third quarter. The Blue Jays maintained the advantage until South tied the game 53-53 with 4:04 left in the fourth quarter.

The big basket down the stretch came from South’s Brendan O’Brien, who drilled a three-pointer with 19 seconds remaining to give his team the lead for good, 62-60. It was O’Brien’s only basket of the game.

“It was the only shot the kid made, but credit him. He had the confidence to take it and he made it,” Young said.

The Blue Jays had one final chance, but missed a shot as time expired.

“We had a play that we tried to run for Carp (Brad Carpenter). When it broke down, it was a scramble to get a shot up,” Young said. “Ronnie (Suggs) still had a look to win the game, but it just didn’t bounce our way.”

Brad Carpenter made six three-pointers and led the Blue Jays with 23 points. He had four three-pointers, including a four-point play, and 13 points in the first quarter.

“Carp has his confidence back,” Young said. “That kid was on fire.”

Ronnie Suggs finished with 20 points, going 9-11 from the free-throw line.

“Ronnie has done so much for us, not just with his shooting, but leading the team as a point guard,” Young said.

Mike Morgan added seven points. Jacob Mulkey collected five points. Isaiah West scored three points. Patrick Menke had two points.

Washington was without its two main post players. Dane Meyer was sick and Austin Subke was still out with a separated shoulder.

South’s junior duo of Marshawn Blackmon and Preston Whitfield led the Bulldogs with 23 points and 18 points, respectively.

“We kept it out of Blackmon’s hands in the post. We didn’t want Whitfield to drive, so we made sure we had two defenders on him when he was looking to drive,” Young said. “Other than Ronnie, we play with kids who are 6-2 and under on the Class 5 level. We play a tough schedule to have a chance to beat teams like Zumwalt North and Zumwalt South.”

Washington held leads of 21-13 after one quarter, 33-25 at halftime and 48-42 after three quarters.

After playing Friday against Holt, the Blue Jays end the regular season next week with games Wednesday at Oakville and Thursday at home against Warrenton (6 p.m. varsity start).

Washington is seeded third for the Class 5 District 10 Tournament March 1-6 at Northwest High School. Waynesville is the top seed followed by Rolla, Washington, Lebanon and Northwest.

The Blue Jays meet Rolla in the semifinals March 3 at 7:30 p.m. The championship game is March 6 at 7:30 p.m.


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 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.


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