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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


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

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


Tuesday, Aug. 26

Potosi def. Union, 18-25, 25-18, 25-15

Francis Howell C def. Washington, 25-19, 25-22

Farmington def. Pacific, 25-23, 22-25, 25-8

New Haven at Cuba    5:30 p.m.

Owensville at Bourbon    5:30 p.m.

St. James at Salem    5:30 p.m.

Borgia def. Cardinal Ritter, 25-3, 25-3

Wednesday, Aug. 27

ECC def. Central Methodist JV, 25-12, 25-14, 25-15

Thursday, Aug. 28

Potosi at St. Clair    4:30 p.m.

*Borgia def. Notre Dame, 25-15, 25-8

*Washington def. Ft. Zumwalt South

Union def. Battle, 25-17, 25-11

Pacific def. Seckman, 25-17, 20-25, 30-28

Hermann at Jefferson City    5:30 p.m.

Belle at New Haven    5:30 p.m.

Linn at Owensville    6 p.m.

Friday, Aug. 29

Mississippi Valley at Crosspoint    5 p.m.


Saturday, Aug. 23

Union Tournament

Union Sports Complex

G1 Washington 21, St. Clair 0

G2 Pacific 15, Liberty 3

G3 Farmington 15, Union 0

G4 Park Hills Central 4, Borgia 2

G5 Liberty 6, St. Clair 5

G6 Union 9, Borgia 2

G7 Washington 5, Pacific 4

G8 Farmington 5, Park Hills Central 2

Consolation — Union vs. Liberty Postponed due to heat

Seventh Place — Borgia 16, St. Clair 0

Championship — Farmington 5, Washington 0

Third Place — Park Hills Central 7, Pacific 6

Monday, Aug. 25

*Borgia 5, Notre Dame 4 (8 innings)

Union 14, Rolla 7

New Haven at Cuba    4:30 p.m.

St. James at Salem    4:30 p.m.

Belle at Owensville    5 p.m.

Sullivan at Westminster Tny    TBA

Tuesday, Aug. 26

*Ft. Zumwalt S 5, Washington 2

Warrenton 4, Union 3

Duchesne 10, Pacific 5

Steelville at Owensville    4:30 p.m.

Vienna at St. James    4:30 p.m.

Wright City 6, St. Clair 2

New Bloomfield at New Haven    5 p.m.

Hermann at Montgomery Co    5 p.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 27

Borgia at Pacific, PPD to Sept. 5

Thursday, Aug. 28

St. Clair 3, Borgia 2

*Ft. Zumwalt N at Washingto, PPD

Bourbon at Hermann    4:30 p.m.

Owensville at Linn    4:30 p.m.

Friday, Aug. 29

Pacific at Lutheran South    4:15 p.m.

New Haven at Wellsville    4:30 p.m.

Belle at St. James    4:30 p.m.

Washington at Battle Tny    TBA

Saturday, Aug. 30

Washington at Battle Tny    TBA

Boys Soccer

Tuesday, Aug. 26

*Union 1, St. James 0

Fredericktown 4, St. Clair 1

Pacific 2, Hillsboro 0

Sullivan at SLUH    5 p.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 27

Borgia at Union, PPD

Thursday, Aug. 28

Union at De Soto    5 p.m.

Pacific at North County    5 p.m.

*St. James at Sullivan    5 p.m.

*St. Mary’s 4, Borgia 0

Friday, Aug. 29

Mississippi Valley at Crosspoint    4:30 p.m.

ECC at McKendree JV    7 p.m.

#Washington at Francis Howell North, 4:15 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 30

Washington at Pky W/Northwest Tny    TBA

Cross Country

Friday, Aug. 22

Sullivan at Fleet Feet Inv    4 p.m.

Thursday, Aug. 28

Borgia at Parkway Central Inv    TBA

Friday, Aug. 29

St. Clair at First Capitol Inv    4 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 30

Washington at Lafayette Inv    9 a.m.

Girls Golf

Monday, Aug. 25

Borgia 215, Washington 241

Thursday, Aug. 28

Borgia 280, Lutheran St. Charles 284, Washington 292

Boys Swimming

Friday, Aug. 29

Borgia, Washington at Ft. Zumwalt E Inv    3:30 p.m.

*Conference Games

@Fort Scott Tournament

#Parkway West/Northwest Tournament

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