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Posted: Wednesday, December 25, 2013 4:00 pm

Playing in a pair of neutral court contests last weekend, Washington suffered boys basketball losses to Kirkwood and Jefferson City.

The Blue Jays (5-2) lost to Kirkwood 62-51 in the GAC-Suburban Shootout Friday at the St. Charles Family Arena and 70-49 in the Bank of Sullivan Shootout Saturday at Sullivan High School.

Washington played both games without senior starting guard Jacob Mulkey, who is expected to miss two to four weeks with an ankle injury suffered in practice.

“Losing two games is not the end of the world. We have a lot of season left. It’s a good learning experience. We’ve played against some good teams,” said Washington Head Coach Grant Young. “We have to get refocused and have some kids step up while Mulkey is hurt. It will take a couple of practices and a couple of games to get adjusted to some of the younger kids playing.”

Jefferson City

The story of the game was Jefferson City 6-6 junior OG Anunoby, who scored 32 points, 20 in the first half, to lead his team to the win.

“My pregame speech wasn’t really a speech. I just put the No. 5 (Anunoby’s number) on the board. We had to know were he was all the time and put guys around him,” Young said. “He’s a great athlete. A lot of their other kids stepped up and made shots in the second half.”

The game was tied 31-31 at halftime before Jeff City outscored Washington 23-11 in the third quarter and 16-7 in the fourth.

“The wheels kind of fell off in the second half. They went on a run where they hit some shots and we turned the ball over two possessions in a row where we couldn’t get any flow,” Young said. “We live and die by the three sometimes with our three-point shooters. They really jumped us by taking the ball out of Ronnie’s (Suggs) hands in the second half and it was tough to get a good look from the wings with Brad (Carpenter).”

Ronnie Suggs paced the Blue Jays with 20 points, 16 in the first half. Mike Morgan added 16 points.

“Mike was calling for the ball, showed some confidence and stepped up for us,” Young said.

Brad Carpenter collected six points. Patrick Menke scored four points. Camron Shipley had three points.

Jake White added 15 points for Jefferson City, coached by former Sullivan coach Blair Thompson. Darion Jones had eight points.


Leading 17-15 after one quarter, Kirkwood (3-2) went on a 21-11 second-quarter run to lead 38-26 at halftime and made it hold in a win over Washington.

“We didn’t play our best, but we still were in the game. We didn’t let the game get away from us. We stuck with it and that’s with Carp (Carpenter) not playing much because of foul trouble,” Young said. “Kirkwood is very athletic. We’re going to see more teams like that. They just took the ball on a rebound and threw it down the floor, without looking. It was a sprint to the ball, and their kids could sprint faster than our kids.”

Suggs led the Blue Jays with 26 points. Carpenter added eight points.

Menke finished with six points. Morgan chipped in with five points. Isaiah West collected three points. Austin Subke scored two points. Trey Walsh had one point.

Antonio Weston led Bill Gunn’s Pioneers with 20 points. Jordan Brown added 10 points.

“We knew Suggs would be a load to handle and that Washington could really shoot the ball. We hoped to force them to play more up-tempo by running a lot of traps and pressure at them,” Gunn said. “We are fortunate to have a deep bench and over the course of four quarters, our numbers and pressure were able to take a toll.”


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 at Union    7 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 20

Sullivan Shootout

Owensville vs. Rockwood Summit, 11:30 a.m.

St. Clair vs. Lindbergh, 1 p.m.

Jefferson City vs. Jackson, 2:30 p.m.

Washington vs. Lutheran South, 4 p.m.

Borgia vs. Poplar Bluff, 5:30 p.m.

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

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.


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