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Posted: Friday, December 7, 2012 9:00 pm

Playing for the first time since the St. Francis Borgia Thanksgiving Tournament, Washington hit the road and split a pair of boys basketball contests.

The Blue Jays (3-2) dropped a 49-39 decision Tuesday at Parkway Central, but bounced back with a 66-46 victory Thursday at Timberland.

Washington will play its home and GAC Central opener Tuesday against Ft. Zumwalt East at 6 p.m.

“It will be good to finally play at home,” said Washington Head Coach Chip Sodemann. “It’s a chance for us to compete for the first ever GAC Central championship, which is important to us. The first step is Tuesday night.”

Timberland

Two days after losing to Parkway Central, a motivated Washington team never trailed against Timberland, cruising to a 20-point victory.

“We were a different team than what we showed at Parkway Central,” Sodemann said. “We challenged the kids Wednesday at practice that we had to play with much more energy, which is what we did. We played much better defensively, which helped our offense and got our confidence going.”

Ronnie Suggs led all scorers with 27 points for the Blue Jays.

“Ronnie hit some shots early and got to the free-throw line, which is key for him,” Sodemann said. “He also played harder defensively, which led to some chances on the offensive end.”

Luke Schroepfer added 17 points.

“Luke has been fairly consistent for us. He slowed down and let the game come to him,” Sodemann said. “He shot the ball with confidence.”

Brad Carpenter scored 12 points on three three-pointers and a three-point play.

Luke Hasenjaeger and Jacob Mulkey both scored four points. Jared Walde had two points.

Washington held a 33-17 halftime advantage over Timberland (2-2).

“We made a big run in the second quarter. Our lead went from 10 points to 20 points pretty quick. We did a good job making extra passes and getting open looks,” Sodemann said. “They tried to make a run in the fourth quarter, but we had the game in hand.”

Parkway Central

Washington saw its chances slip away during the fourth quarter in Tuesday’s loss at Parkway Central.

The Blue Jays held a 29-24 lead with three minutes remaining in the third quarter, but were outscored 25-10 over the final 11 minutes of the contest.

Trailing 34-31 after thee quarters, the Blue Jays did not score again until there was 1:59 remaining in the fourth period.

The Colts (3-1) led by as many as 12 points in the fourth quarter.

“Coach (Rick) Kirby does a great job. His teams always are tough defensively,” Sodemann said. “It was clear they weren’t going to let us do what we wanted to do. They focused on guarding Ronnie and Luke. In those situations, those guys have to find ways to get to the line. Our other guys have to find shots. It was good for us to see a team like that.”

Carpenter led the Blue Jays with 15 points on five three-pointers, four of which came in the first half.

Schroepfer and Walde both finished the game with eight points.

Suggs scored seven points. Mulkey had one point.

Hasenjaeger and Cory Epperson also played.

Nathan Biggs, a 6-6 forward, and Antwon Hoard, a 5-7 guard, both scored 12 points for Central. Jarrett Cox-Bradley added 11 points.

“Biggs is a nice player. We gave him some open looks in our zone,” Sodemann said. “No. 22 (Hoard) had the game of his life. He hadn’t made any threes coming into the game and made two against us.”

Washington was 6-9 from the free-throw line. Central was 7-11.

The Blue Jays trailed 11-9 after one quarter and 16-9 with 4:20 left in the second period.

A 10-0 run over the next three minutes put the Blue Jays ahead, 19-16. Carpenter hit two three-pointers to highlight the run.

The game was tied 19-19 at halftime.

Washington scored 20 points in the second half, but its drought in the first six minutes of the fourth quarter was the difference.

“Defensively, we didn’t play hard. We stood around too much and gave them open looks,” Sodemann said. “It was good to see us come back and play well defensively against Timberland.”

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Area Scoreboard

Area Sports Schedule

American Legion Baseball

Ninth District Senior Legion Tournament

Thursday, July 17

At Westhoff Park

G1 (1) West 11, (8) Pacific 1

G2 (4) St. Charles 17, (5) Elsberry 2

At St. Peters Rec-Plex

G3 (3) Washington 4, (6) Wentzville 0

G4 (2) Daniel Boone 8, (7) St. Peters 2

Friday, July 18

At St. Peters Rec-Plex

G5 Elsberry 8, Pacific 3

G6 St. Peters 9, Wentzville 1

At Westhoff Park

G7 St. Charles 4, West 1

G8 Daniel Boone 7, Washington 4

Saturday, July 19

At St. Peters Rec-Plex

G9 Washington 9, Elsberry 4

G10 West 9, St. Peters 6

G12 West 14, Washington 1

At Westhoff Park

G11 St. Charles def. Daniel Boone (fft)

Sunday, July 20

Rest at Westhoff Park

G13 Championship — West 2, St. Charles 1 (13 innings)

Monday, July 21

G14 If-Needed Game — St. Charles 13, West 11

Zone 1 Senior Legion Tournament

At Lindenwood University, St. Charles

Thursday, July 24

G1 West vs. Daniel Boone Post 262, 5 p.m.

G2 Jefferson City Post 5 vs. Hannibal Post 55, 8 p.m.

Friday, July 25

G3 St. Charles Post 312 vs. G1 winner, 5 p.m.

G4 G1 loser vs. G2 loser, 8 p.m.

Saturday, July 26

G5 G2 winner vs. G3 winner, 10 a.m.

G6 G3 loser vs. G4 winner, 4 p.m.

G7 G5 loser vs. G6 winner, 7 p.m.

Sunday, July 27

G8 Championship — G5 winner vs. G7 winner, 1 p.m.

G9 If-Needed Game — G8 winner vs. G8 loser, 4 p.m.

Ninth District Junior Legion Tournament

Tuesday, July 8

At Union High School

G1 (1) Elsberry 3, (8) New Haven 0

At Ronsick Field

G4 (3) Washington 7, (6) Wentzville 1

G4 (2) Union 8, (7) Hannibal 1

At St. Peters Rec-Plex

G2 (5) St. Peters 8, (4) St. Charles 6

Wednesday, July 9

At New Haven

G5 Wentzville 4, New Haven 0

G6 St. Charles 8, Hannibal 7 (9 innings)

At Ronsick Field

G7 St. Peters 5, Elsberry 2

G8 Washington 2, Union 1

Remainder at Ronsick Field

Thursday, July 10

G9 Union 7, Wentzville 1

G10 Elsberry 3, St. Charles 2

Friday, July 11

G11 Washington 12, St. Peters 11 (10 innings)

G12 Elsberry 6, Union 3

Saturday, July 12

G13 Elsberry 4, St. Peters 3

G14 Championship — Washington 3, Elsberry 1

Washington wins district, to host Zone 1 Tournament at Borgia. Schedule below.

Junior Legion Zone 1 Tournament

At Borgia

Thursday, June 17

G1 Elsberry Post 226 10, Chillicothe Post 25 2

Friday, June 18

G2 Washington Post 218 5, Elsberry 1

G3 Chillicothe 5, Elsberry 4

Saturday, June 19

G4 Championship — Washington 16, Chillicothe 0 (5 innings)

Washington advances to State Tournament in Jackson.

Junior Legion State Tournament

At Jackson

Thursday, July 24

G1 Springfield Glendale vs. Jackson, 3 p.m.

G2 Sedalia vs. Eureka, 5:30 p.m.

Friday, June 25

G3 Washington vs. G1 winner, noon

G4 G1 loser vs. G2 loser, 2:30 p.m.

G5 G2 winner vs. G3 winner, 5 p.m.

G6 G3 loser vs. G4 winner, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, June 26

G7 G5 loser vs. G6 winner, 1 p.m.

G8 Championship — G5 winner vs. G7 winner, 3:30 p.m.

Sunday, June 27

G9 If-Needed Game — G8 winner vs. G8 loser, 1 p.m.

Freshman Legion Ninth District Tournament

Tuesday, July 8

At Elsberry Legion Field

G1 (1) St. Charles 7, (8) St. Peters 0

G2 (4) Elsberry-Winfield 4, (5) Wentzville 3

At Elsberry Khoury League Field

G3 (3) Hannibal 3, (6) Warrenton 2

G4 (2) Washington 10, (7) West 1

Wednesday, July 9

At Elsberry Khoury League Field

G5 St. Peters 17, Warrenton 6

G6 Wentzville 5, West 4

At Elsberry Legion Field

G7 St. Charles 10, Elsberry-Winfield 2

G8 Washington 3, Hannibal 0

Remainder at Elsberry Legion Field

Thursday, July 10

G9 St. Peters 11, Hannibal 9

G10 Elsberry-Winfield 13, Wentzville 4

Friday, July 11

G12 Elsberry-Winfield 8, St. Peters 3

G11 Washington 6, St. Charles 0, 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, July 12

G13 St. Charles 10, Elsberry-Winfield 1

G14 Championship — St. Charles 5, Washington 2

Sunday, July 13

G15 If-Needed Game — St. Charles 2, Washington 0

Missouri Freshman

Legion State Tournament

At Rotary Recreational

Complex - Ronsick Field

Wednesday, July 16

G1 Creve Coeur Post 397 16, St. Robert Post 331 2

G2 Ste. Genevieve Post 150 4, St. Charles Post 312 0

G3 Jackson Post 158 1, vs. Springfield Glendale Merchants 0

G4 Washington Post 218 9, Eureka Post 177 4

Thursday, July 17

G5 Springfield Glendale 11, St. Robert 1 (St. Robert eliminated)

G6 St. Charles 10, Eureka 2 (Eureka eliminated)

G7 Ste. Genevieve 4, Creve Coeur 2

G8 Washington 12, Jackson 10

Friday, July 18

G9 Jackson 12, Springfield Glendale 0 (Springfield Glendale eliminated)

G10 Creve Coeur 8, St. Charles 3 (St. Charles eliminated)

G11 Ste. Genevieve 3, Washington 2

G12 Creve Coeur 11, Jackson 7 (Jackson eliminated)

Saturday, July 19

G13 Washington 8, Creve Coeur 3 (Creve Coeur eliminated)

G14 Championship—Washington 5, Ste. Genevieve 2

Sunday, July 20

G15 Championship Game 2—Washington 3, Ste. Genevieve 0

Great Midwest Football League

July 19

Missouri Cyclones 34, Illinois Justice 0

Swim Team Schedules

Washington Swim Team

Date    Opponent    Time/Result

6-9    at Oaks Landing    Washington 192-100

6-16    Westglen    Washington 259-206

6-23    at Fox Creek    Washington 311-225

6-30    at Chadwick    Chadwick 264-258

7-7    Cherry Hills    Washington 291-140

7-11 at Division Meet, Westminster Christian First

Pacific Swim Team

Date    Opponent    Time/Result

6-9    Lake of the Woods    LOtW 176-130

6-16    at Union    Union 289-220

6-23    Bridle Creek    Pacific 371-124

6-30    at Arbor Oaks    Pacific 282-241

7-7    at Indian Hills    Cancelled, weather

7-12    Division Meet    First

Union Swim Team

Date    Opponent    Time/Result

6-9    at Arbor Oaks    Union 180-120

6-16    Pacific    Union 289-220

6-23    at Lake of the Woods    LoTW 312-201

6-30    Indian Hills    Union 322-275

7-7    Bridle Creek    PPD

7-12    at Division Meet, Pacific    Third

Pacific Diving Team

Date    Opponent    Time

6-14    at MAC West    MAC West 40-30

6-21    at Lindgate    Lindgate

6-28    at Cool Dell    9 a.m.

7-13    at Championships    8 a.m.

*Indicates League Games

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