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Posted: Wednesday, December 26, 2012 1:00 pm

Starting fast was a top priority for Washington during the Bank of Sullivan Shootout Saturday afternoon.

The Blue Jays (7-2) jumped to a 17-0 lead over the first five minutes of their game against Lindbergh and cruised to a 59-18 victory at Sullivan High School.

“That was our goal, to start fast. I was just worried about an emotional letdown. When you play in a close game and win, then you get here on a neutral site and don’t have that crowd, I didn’t want our guys to go through the motions,” said Washington Head Coach Chip Sodemann. “That’s how we challenged them. I was really proud of the way they responded.”

Lindbergh (2-4) had no answer for Washington’s full-court pressure.

The Blue Jays, who extended their winning streak to five games, were able to speed things up with their pressure, force turnovers and get opportunities on the offensive end.

“We made a few adjustments after the last game. Pacific knew what we were going to do and they broke it well,” Sodemann said. “The press bothered Lindbergh. That’s where we felt we had an advantage.”

Leading the way for Washington was Ronnie Suggs, who scored 18 points, 16 in the first half. He was named to the all-shootout first team.

Luke Schroepfer finished the game with 12 points.

Brad Carpenter hit three three-pointers in the first half to score nine points.

“Our top guys, Ronnie, Luke Schroepfer, Brad, and those guys, they set the tempo by playing with a lot of energy,” Sodemann said. “We got some buckets early and everything fell into place from there.”

Jared Walde collected seven points, all in the first half.

Luke Hasenjaeger and Jacob Mulkey both scored five points. Christian Hardesty had three points.

Jordan Desnoyer scored seven points for Lindbergh.

“Everybody played their role,” Sodemann said. “We had guys make the extra pass. We had guys pushing in transition trying to get some easy layups. Overall, it was a good team win.”

The full-court press has been and should continue to be a big weapon for the Blue Jays.

“We have some guys who are a little bit longer. Tonight, it was a turnover causer. Against McCluer, it’s going to have to be a tempo controller. You adjust it based on your personnel and based on who you’re playing,” Sodemann said. “Our guys are doing a good job buying into it and buying into our defense. We held them to 18 points, which is pretty good.”

Suggs, Schroepfer and Carpenter all scored multiple points right off the bat.

Before the Flyers knew what hit them, it was 17-0 and then 20-2 with 2:50 left in the first quarter.

Washington led 28-6 after the first eight minutes.

The Blue Jays kept their defense intact for the remainder of the game, leading 42-12 at halftime and 53-17 after three quarters.

Lindbergh didn’t score more than six points in any of the four quarters.

Meramec Tournament

Washington is seeded fourth for the 2012 Meramec Holiday Festival Tournament Wednesday through Sunday at St. Louis Community College-Meramec.

The top three seeds are CBC, Hazelwood Central and DeSmet.

“It’s going to be brutal. There are no easy games in that tournament, no matter who you’re playing. Everybody is well-coached and will be ready,’ Sodemann said. “We’re excited. Now that we’ve been there for a year, we know what to expect. Hopefully this year we can come out with a couple of victories.”

The Blue Jays play in the tournament’s opening game against 13th-seeded McCluer (0-5) Wednesday at 4 p.m.

“They’re extremely athletic. They’re big,” Sodemann said of McCluer. “They don’t have the guards they used to have. They have some big guys who chase the boards. It’s going to be a hard game.”

The Washington-McCluer loser will play the Vianney-Marquette loser Thursday at 12:30 p.m. The Washington-McCluer winner will play the Vianney-Marquette winner Friday at 4 p.m.

The tournament continues Saturday and concludes Sunday.

A complete schedule of the tournament can be found at

“Winning a couple of games would be great for our program and our guys. Winning two games at Meramec, that’s pretty good,” Sodemann said. “We’ll just take it one game at a time and get ready for McCluer. We know what they do. Hopefully our guys will come out ready to play.”


Area Scoreboard


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


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.


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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