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Posted: Wednesday, December 26, 2012 10:00 am

Exploding over the middle two quarters, the Washington Lady Jays defeated Cuba Friday to capture the consolation title of the Peoples Bank Holiday Classic in Sullivan, 59-33.

“This was a total team effort by everyone,” Washington Head Coach Adam Fischer said. “We have had a full team together now for two games in a row (for the first time all year), and we are starting to develop our roles and play them well. This was a great finish to the 2012 part of our season.”

The Lady Jays held a slim 14-12 lead after one quarter before breaking out to lead 29-18 at the half and 42-24 after three quarters.

“Our girls played the best game of our season,” Fischer said. “We followed the game plan perfectly and played our best defensive game of the year. Defensively we developed a little bit of an attitude and refused to give in when they were patient and ran through their offensive. We put a lot of pressure on the ball and rotated well when they were throwing their passes out of the traps.”

Washington was able to change up its defense. Cuba scored its first 15 points, including all 12 in the first quarter, on three-point baskets. But after the early part of the second quarter, the Lady Wildcats did not hit another three-point basket in the game.

Washington hit three-point baskets early in the game as well. Junior guard Courtney Kedroski hit two in the first quarter and another in the second quarter.

Kedroski led all scorers in the game with 16 points. After missing the first game of the tournament due to illness, Kedroski’s performance helped to cement a place on the all-tournament team.

Also reaching double digits in scoring was senior Kaitlin Evans, who netted 13 points, including seven in the final quarter.

Junior Rachel Kackley scored nine points for the Lady Jays.

Senior Kirstie Leslie and freshman Paige Carpenter scored six points apiece.

Junior Megan Bauche checked in with four points. Sophomore Megan Freitag scored three points while senior Helena Ballmann closed with two points.

Also playing, but not scoring, were senior Hannah Leslie and junior Alex Ready.

“Kedroski, Carpenter, Freitag, Bauche and Ready handled their pressure great, and Kirstie and Hannah Leslie, along with Kackley, Ballmann and Evans controlled the boards and the paint all night,” Fischer said.

Leading Cuba in scoring was senior Sarah Griffith with seven points.

Six-point scorers were freshman Hannah Mitchell and sophomore Shelby Whittaker.

Freshman Alexis Price scored five points. Freshman Taylor Williams and senior Gabby House-Lee each had three points.

Sophomore Gabbie Smith scored two points while freshman Aurora Pfeiffer added one point.

The game got off to a slow start with a pair of Kackley free throws with 6:54 left in the first quarter holding up until Griffith hit a three.

Kedroski responded with a three of her own to put Washington back on top but Williams hit from beyond the arc to give Cuba the lead again.

Carpenter scored a basket and Kirstie Leslie hit two free throws for Washington, but Mitchell hit a three to tie it at 9-9.

Kedroski sank another three to put Washington on top to stay. Evans hit a basket, but Price pulled Cuba back to 14-12 after one quarter.

Washington went on a nine-point run in the second quarter, including a devastating run by Kirstie Leslie. She scored and was fouled, but missed the free throw. She got her own rebound and scored. Kedroski also had five points during that run as the Lady Jays found the separation they needed to pull away.

“I would also like to thank the Sullivan athletic department, as well as the community, for putting on a great tournament,” Fischer said. “As the years go by, this tournament will develop into one of the many surrounding communities favorite ones to come out and watch. Sean Erwin, Coach (Jason) Merkel, and the rest of the Sullivan High School staff did an excellent job this week.”


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