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Posted: Wednesday, January 22, 2014 6:15 pm

Leaning on its defense throughout, St. Charles completed its run through the Washington Boys Basketball Tournament with the team title.

The second-seeded Pirates (13-3) knocked off defending tournament champion and top-seeded Washington Saturday night, 57-37.

“We really guarded well. We guarded Borgia very well, too (in the semifinals). Our last two games defensively, we played well. The guys played with a lot of energy. That’s how we practice, so it’s good to see it here,” said St. Charles Head Coach Rick Foster. “We have a solid group. If we make shots and defend like that, we’re pretty good.”

The Blue Jays (9-6) never got into an offensive rhythm.

“St. Charles is a very well-coached defensive team. They closed out on our shooters very well. They got in our comfort zone on our three-point shooters and they took away our dribble lanes,” said Washington Head Coach Grant Young. “I thought we could get to the line more than we did with penetration, but didn’t get those calls at times. We’ve been in two tournament championship games and won the Borgia Tournament. We’re battle tested and that’s going to help us in district play.”

St. Charles held the lead throughout the game.

Once trailing by 13 points midway through the second quarter, the Blue Jays pulled to within 34-31 with 2:04 remaining in the third quarter, but got no closer.

The Pirates responded with a 14-0 run over the next six minutes to put the game away, 48-31.

“We made it a one-possession game and then they went on the run,” Young said. “We got stagnant there. We were stagnant all night. A lot of that was not making shots.”

Washington was led by Ronnie Suggs, who scored 18 points and was named to the all-tournament team.

“We weren’t really trying to just stop (Suggs). We wanted to contest everyone. He’s good enough that he’s going to get his,” Foster said. “We wanted to make him go to his right and really contest every shot. We wanted to limit everyone else.”

Jacob Mulkey added 11 points. Brad Carpenter and Isaiah West both scored three points. Mike Morgan had two points.

“It’s good to have Mulkey back,” Young said. “Day-by-day, he’s getting stronger. He had a big game. You can start to see that look in his eyes again.”

Also playing were Austin Subke, Patrick Menke, Dane Meyer and Trey Walsh.

Casey Teson paced the Pirates with 16 points. Luke Joslin added 15 points.

Sam Kohrs finished with nine points. Chase Morfeld had eight points. Brice Wiggs scored six points and Artie Day had three.

Teson and Kohrs were named to the all-tournament team.

“We’ve brought a lot of these kids up when they were freshmen,” Foster said. “They play all the time. They’re gym rats. Now they’re at the peak of their career.”

The Pirates held leads of 20-10 after one quarter, 31-23 at halftime and 36-31 after three quarters. They scored the first 12 points of the fourth quarter to complete the 14-0 run.

“St. Charles is one of the top-ranked teams in Class 4. Teson is a very good leader. For all of their kids, everything is generated through their defense,” Young said. “We really executed well in the Bayless game and I thought that was going to carry over. We were just flat.”

Washington-Bayless

Washington outlasted fourth-seeded Bayless Friday in the semifinals, 58-51.

The Blue Jays held a 42-32 lead with 2:55 left in the third quarter, but saw Bayless pull to within 45-44 with 5:10 remaining in the fourth period.

Holding a 51-49 edge with 2:45 left in the game, the Blue Jays ended with a 7-2 run to close it out.

Bayless guard Patrick Triplett, who scored 33 points in the first round against Westminster, was held to just one field goal and six points. He represented Bayless on the all-tournament team.

Edin Mehmedovic, Bayless’ second-leading scorer, was held to 10 points. Munir Hirkic paced the Bronchos (9-4) with 15 points.

“You have to give our kids so much credit for executing our game plan on Triplett,” Young said. “We made him have to take tough shots all night long. We made other people try to beat us.”

Suggs paced the Blue Jays with 17 points. Carpenter added 12 points.

Morgan finished with nine points. Subke and Meyer both scored six points. Mulkey added five points. Menke had two points.

“Our post players were great. Austin and Dane did a great job stepping up in the paint,” Young said. “The whole team was so proud when Patrick hit his three-pointer to give him some confidence. He’s such a spark defensively. That made us go more when he hit that.”

Washington held leads of 25-23 at halftime and 42-35 after three quarters.

“After the St. Clair game in the first round, where we underestimated our opponent, we had three good days of preparation,” Young said. “Our kids are buying into the fact that we can’t guard people on our own. We have to have great help defense and stop dribble penetration. We had two guys surrounding Mehmedovic the whole time with how we shifted over on the back side. We did a good job of making other people beat us.”

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Area Scoreboard

Boys Basketball

Friday, Jan. 2

Sullivan at Washington    7 p.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 6

Community Christian at Fulton SA    5:30 p.m.

Cardinal Ritter at Borgia    6:45 p.m.

*Crosspoint at Liberty Christian    7:30 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 8

Fulton SA at Bethel    6:30 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 9

*Borgia at St. Dominic    6:45 p.m.

*Ft. Zumwalt S at Washington    7 p.m.

*Crosspoint at Eagle Ridge    7:45 p.m.

Fulton SA at Calvary Lutheran Tny    TBA

Saturday, Jan. 10

&Borgia vs. Lutheran N    TBA

Fulton SA at Calvary Lutheran Tny    TBA

Monday, Jan. 12

%St. Charles vs. Bayless    6 p.m.

%Westminster vs. Washington    7:30 p.m.

Fulton SA at Providence    7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 13

%Borgia vs. St. Clair    6 p.m.

#South Callaway vs. North Callaway    6 p.m.

#Hermann vs. Russellville    6 p.m.

Heritage Classical at Crosspoint    7 p.m.

%Francis Howell Central vs. Union    7:30 p.m.

#Montgomery Co vs. New Bloomfield    7:30 p.m.

#Harrisburg vs. New Haven    7:30 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 15

#South Callaway-North Callaway loser vs. Montgomery Co-New Bloomfield loser    6 p.m.

#South Callaway-North Callaway winner vs. Montgomery Co-New Bloomfield winner    6 p.m.

Bethel at Fulton SA    6:30 p.m.

#Hermann-Russellville loser vs. Harrisburg-New Haven loser    7:30 p.m.

#Hermann-Russellville winner vs. Harrisburg-New Haven winner    7:30 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 16

%St. Charles-Bayless loser vs. Westminster-Washington loser    4 p.m.

%Borgia-St. Clair loser vs. Francis Howell Central-Union loser    5:30 p.m.

*Crosspoint at Community Christian    6:30 p.m.

%St. Charles-Bayless winner vs. Westminster-Washington winner    7 p.m.

Providence at Fulton SA    7 pm.

#Seventh-place game    7:30 p.m.

Consolation game    7:30 p.m.

%Borgia-St. Clair winner vs. Francis Howell Central-Union winner    8:30 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 17

%Seventh-place game    2:30 p.m.

#Third-place game    3:30 p.m.

%Consolation game    4 p.m.

%Third-place game    5:30 p.m.

#Championship game    6:30 p.m.

%Championship game    7 p.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 20

Fulton SA at Liberty Christian    6:30 p.m.

Crosspoint at CAGSL    7:30 p.m.

%Washington Tournament

#South Callaway Tournament

Girls Basketball

Friday, Dec. 26

Seckman Tournament

Northwest 43, Mehlville 42

Festus 58, Patriettes 13

Seckman 36, Oakville 28

Pacific 73, Carnahan 38

Saturday, Dec. 27

Seckman Tournament

Mehlville 39, Patriettes 35

Oakville 73, Carnahan 38

Festus 47, Northwest 30

Pacific 51, Seckman 33

Monday, Dec. 29

Seckman Tournament

Seventh-place game—Carnahan vs. Patriettes    1:30 p.m.

Third-place game—Seckman vs. Northwest    1:30 p.m.

Consolation game—Oakville vs. Mehlville    3 p.m.

Championship game—Pacific vs. Festus   3 p.m.

Rolla Tournament

St. Clair vs. Waynesville    3:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 30

Rolla Tournament

St. James-Sedalia loser vs. Waynesville-St.Clair loser    2 p.m.

St. James-Sedalia winner vs. Waynesville-St. Clair winner    5 p.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 31

Rolla Tournament

Consolation game    9 a.m.

Seventh-place game    9 a.m. at MS&T

Third-place game    12 p.m.

Championship game    3 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 2

Hermann at Washington    5:30 p.m.

New Haven at Bourbon    6 p.m.

Monday, Jan. 5

*Union at New Haven    6 p.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 6

*Holt at Washington    5:30 p.m.

*Crosspoint at Liberty Christian    5:30 p.m.

*Borgia at St. Dominic    6:45 p.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 7

Borgia at St. Clair    7 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 8

Fulton SA at Bethel    5 p.m.

Park Hills Central at Pacific    5:30 p.m.

Cuba at New Haven    6 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 9

*Ft. Zumwalt South at Washington    6 p.m.

*Crosspoint at Eagle Ridge    6:15 p.m.

Fulton SA at Calvary Lutheran Tny    TBA

Saturday, Jan. 10

Borgia vs. MICDS (St. Joseph’s Academy Shootout)    12:30 p.m.

Fulton SA at Calvary Lutheran Tny    TBA

Monday, Jan. 12

Lutheran South at St Clair    5:30 p.m.

Lindbergh at Pacific    5:30 p.m.

@Washington vs. Patriettes    5:30 p.m.

#Harrisburg vs. Russellville    6 p.m.

#New Bloomfield vs. Montgomery Co    6 p.m.

Fulton SA at Providence    6 p.m.

@Helias vs. Sullivan    7 p.m.

#North Callaway vs. New Haven    7:30 p.m.

#Hermann vs. South Callaway    7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 13

Pacific at Ursuline    4:30 p.m.

Ft. Zumwalt East at St. Clair    5:30 p.m.

Heritage Classical at Crosspoint    5:30 p.m.

@St. Charles West vs. Union    5:30 p.m.

@Borgia vs. Eureka    7 p.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 14

#Harrisburg-Russellville loser vs. North Callaway-New Haven loser    6 p.m.

#Harrisburg-Russellville winner vs. North Callaway-New Haven winner    6 p.m.

#New Bloomfield-Montgomery Co loser vs. Hermann-South Callaway loser    6 p.m.

#New Bloomfield-Montgomery Co winner vs. Hermann-South Callaway winner    6 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 15

Bethel at Fulton SA    5 p.m.

Northwest at St. Clair    5:30 p.m.

@Washington-Patriettes loser vs. Helias-Sullivan loser    5:30 p.m.

@St. Charles West-Union loser vs. Borgia-Eureka loser    7 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 16

@Washington-Patriettes winner vs. Helias-Sullivan winner    5:30 p.m.

Providence at Fulton SA    5:30 p.m.

#Seventh-place game    6 p.m.

#Consolation game    6 p.m.

@St. Charles West-Union winner vs. Borgia-Eureka winner    7 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 17

@Seventh-place game    1 p.m.

#Third-place game    2 p.m.

@Consolation game    2:30 p.m.

@Third-place game    4 p.m.

#Championship    5 p.m.

@Championship    5:30 p.m.

Monday, Jan. 19

*Owensville at St. Clair    5:30 p.m.

Union at Warrenton    6 p.m.

Montgomery Co at New Haven    6 p.m.

*Duchesne at Borgia    6:45 p.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 20

Fulton SA at Liberty Christian    5 p.m.

Parkway West at Pacific    5:30 p.m.

New Haven at Wellsville    5:30 p.m.

Crosspoint at CAGSL    6 p.m.

O’Fallon Christian at Borgia    6:45 p.m.

@Union Tournament

#South Callaway Tournament

Wrestling

Friday, Dec. 26

Union, Pacific at Hillsboro Tny    TBA

Saturday, Dec. 27

Union, Pacific at Hillsboro Tny    TBA

Monday, Dec. 29

Washington at Lindbergh Tny    TBA

Tuesday, Dec. 30

Washington at Lindbergh Tny    TBA

Wednesday, Jan. 7

*Ft. Zumwalt South at Washington     6 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 8

Washington at Granite City    4:30 p.m.

Borgia at Hancock Tri-Meet    5 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 9

Washington at GAC Championships    TBA

Saturday, Jan. 10

Washington at GAC Championships    TBA

Tuesday, Jan. 13

Union at Liberty Quad    5 p.m.

Washington at Warrenton    6 p.m.

*Sullivan at Pacific    6 p.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 14

*Washington at Holt/Ft. Zumwalt East    6 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 15

Westminster at Pacific    6 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 16

Union at Branson    5 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 17

Borgia at Owensville Tny    9 a.m.

Washington, Pacific at 141 Rumble    TBA

Union at Branson Tny    TBA

Tuesday, Jan. 20

*Washington at Ft. Zumwalt North    6 p.m.

Union at Sullivan/St. James/Warrenton    5 p.m.

Girls Swimming

Wednesday, Jan. 7

Borgia at Kennedy    6:30 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 9

Borgia/Washington at MICDS    4:15 p.m.

Monday, Jan. 12

Borgia at DuBourg    6 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 15

Washington at Clayton    4:15 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 16

Washington at Ft. Zumwalt West    3:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 20

Washington at Ft. Zumwalt East/Timberland    3:30 p.m.

*Conference Games

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