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Posted: Wednesday, February 13, 2013 10:00 am

Washington bounced back in a big way Monday after suffering a last-second boys basketball loss last Friday in a key GAC Central contest to Ft. Zumwalt North.

The Blue Jays (15-8, 3-3) dropped a 58-56 home game to Ft. Zumwalt North, but came back Monday to win at De Soto, 74-62.

Washington returns to conference action Tuesday at home against Ft. Zumwalt South and Friday at Holt.

“It was good to get back out there after a tough loss to Zumwalt North. I was a little concerned that De Soto might be a trap game with us playing Zumwalt South (Tuesday),” said Washington Head Coach Chip Sodemann. “But we didn’t look past De Soto at all and took care of our business. We did a good job getting the win.”

Ft. Zumwalt North

Washington was eliminated from GAC Central title contention with the loss to Ft. Zumwalt North.

With the score tied 56-56, North’s Aaron Hauser grabbed an offensive rebound and scored with 2.5 seconds left to play to give the Panthers the win.

“It was a great high school basketball game between two good teams. I’m proud of the way we battled,” said Sodemann. “There wasn’t one play that lost us the game. It was just a collection of things. They just made a play at the end of the game to win it.”

After the Blue Jays jumped to a 9-0 lead, the Panthers responded with nine straight points and it was closely contested for the rest of the way.

Trailing 15-14 after one quarter, Washington went on a 16-6 second-quarter run to lead 30-21 at halftime.

The Blue Jays led 42-38 after three quarters and 45-38 with 7:36 left in the fourth, but North rallied down the stretch.

A basket by Luke Hasenjaeger gave WHS a 56-54 lead with 1:10 left to play.

A pair of free throws and the last-second basket won the game for North.

Ronnie Suggs led Washington with 21 points and four rebounds.

Luke Schroepfer added 17 points, seven rebounds and four assists.

Walde collected 10 points, eight rebounds and three assists.

Brad Carpenter scored six points. Hasenjaeger had two.

Ft. Zumwalt North (16-5, 6-0) was led by Chaz Glotta, who scored 20 points. Kris McCann added 15 points. Hauser had eight points and 14 rebounds.

“Zumwalt North hit some tough shots in the fourth quarter. We really bought into our game plan, but just came up a little short,” Sodemann said. “It was a good game for us to prepare for the district tournament coming up. We still have a chance to finish with a 5-3 conference record.”

De Soto

Without the services of Walde, the Blue Jays’ top post player, Washington turned to its perimeter game Monday at De Soto.

Walde was sick and did not make the trip.

The Blue Jays knocked down 14 three-pointers and cruised to a victory Monday at De Soto.

“I’m not sure if 14 three-pointers are a school record, but it’s got to be in the top few,” Sodemann said. “We shot the ball well early, often and late in the game.”

The 74 points for the Blue Jays were their second most of the season after scoring 76 in the first game against Cardinal Ritter.

Leading the way was Schroepfer, who nailed five three-pointers and finished with 22 points.

Suggs finished the game with 16 points on one three-pointer.

Jacob Mulkey connected on two three-pointers and scored 12 points.

Carpenter added nine points on three three-pointers.

Hasenjaeger scored eight points, hitting a pair of three-pointers.

Patrick Menke scored seven points on one three-pointer.

Jake Patzner scored 16 points for De Soto (15-8). Jake Bennett and Sean Solomon both had 15 points.

Washington held leads of 23-16 after one quarter, 39-25 at halftime and 52-43 after three quarters.

“We were definitely outsized, even if we had Walde,” Sodemann said. “We did a good job scoring in transition and penetrating their zone and finding an open shooter.”

District Seeds

Washington received the top seed for the Class 5 District 10 Tournament Feb. 23-28 at Rolla High School.

Rolla is seeded second followed by Waynesville, Northwest and Lebanon.

The Blue Jays open in the semifinals Feb. 26 against the Northwest-Lebanon winner at 6 p.m. The championship game is Feb. 28 at 7:30 p.m.


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