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Posted: Wednesday, December 5, 2012 2:30 pm

After over a month of preparation for the girls basketball season, Washington finally opened its season Monday with a home loss to New Haven.

The Lady Shamrocks, playing for the fifth time this season, emerged with a 40-32 win over the Lady Jays.

“We didn’t play that well. Both teams were sloppy. We shot enough free throws to win the game,” said New Haven Head Coach Doug Peirick. “We made too many silly, unforced turnovers. Sometimes games like that happen. Hopefully this will be our last one.”

New Haven (4-1) held a huge advantage from the free-throw line, going 20-30. Washington was 0-2.

“It’s our own fault that we didn’t get to the free-throw line. When you get half of your points from the free-throw line like New Haven did, that’s what coaches want,” said Washington Head Coach Adam Fischer. “We didn’t do a good enough job taking the ball to the hole. We didn’t put pressure on the basket and get to the free-throw line.”

Turnovers also hurt the Lady Jays.

“We were prepared to play. We had a lot of decent shots, but just didn’t score,” Fischer said. “Turnovers didn’t help, either. We probably had close to 20.”

Rachel Steinhoff, New Haven’s junior guard, led all scorers in the game with 17 points.

Kayla Meyer added nine points. Emily Kallmeyer scored eight points. Stephanie Gerling and Kierstin Monzyk both had three points.

Megan Shockley, Meghan Brown, Olivia Fleer and Stephanie Scheer also played.

“We kept our composure pretty well and were able to hold on to our lead. Steinhoff and Kallmeyer helped us stay calm out there,” Peirick said. “Defensively, we wanted to keep them in front of us and not let them drive to the basket. We did a good job executing that. We did OK on the boards.”

Courtney Kedroski led Washington with 15 points.

“Courtney played hard. We still want her to be more aggressive. Steinhoff did a good job defending her,” Fischer said. “Courtney is a good athlete. Her time will come.”

Kaitlin Evans added six points. Megan Bauche finished with three points. Paige Carpenter, Rachel Kackley, Helena Ballmann and Kirstie Leslie each scored two points.

Alex Ready, Megan Freitag and Hannah Leslie also played.

Trailing 8-7 after one quarter, New Haven held leads of 19-17 at halftime and 28-21 after three quarters.

The Lady Shamrocks led by as many as 12 points in the fourth quarter.

“We’re a young team. Kierstin Monzyk is our only senior. There’s a lot of room to improve,” Peirick said. “In the end, we hope to get to the same place we got last year (Class 2 runner-up).”

The Lady Jays (0-1) look for improvement as they dive into their season.

“Our girls gave a great effort on the floor. We missed a lot shots that will go down for us in most games,” Fischer said. “We have our first game under our belt and now we can work on the things that we need to improve.”


Area Scoreboard

Boys Basketball

Monday, Jan. 26

^Rock Bridge 79, Northwest 27

^Lutheran South 76, Hillsboro 43

Owensville 41, Hermann 40

St. James 80, Montgomery County 39

Tuesday, Jan. 27

Jackson 65, Pacific 44

^Borgia 82,  Union 61

~Warrenton 69, Chamois 24

^Washington 49, St. Clair 45 (OT)

~Wright City 51, New Haven 37

*Bethel at Crosspoint    7:45 p.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 28

Fulton SA at Thomas Jefferson    6:30 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 29

^Northwest vs. Hillsboro   5:30 p.m.

~Chamois vs. New Haven    6 p.m.

~Warrenton vs. Wright City    6 p.m.

^Union vs. St. Clair    7 p.m.

~Hermann vs. Montgomery Co    7:30 p.m.

~Owensville vs. St. James    7:30 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 30

^Rock Bridge vs. Lutheran South    5:30 p.m.

^Borgia vs. Washington    7 p.m.

*Providence at Crosspoint    7:30 p.m.

Eagle Ridge at Fulton SA    7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 31

^Seventh-place game    2:30 p.m.

~Seventh-place game    2:30 p.m.

^Consolation    4 p.m.

~Consolation    4 p.m.

^Third-place game    5:30 p.m.

~Third-place game    5:30 p.m.

^Championship    7 p.m.

~Championship    7 p.m.

%Washington Tournament

#South Callaway Tournament

^Union Tournament

~Hermann Tournament

Girls Basketball

Monday, Jan. 26

^Holt 60, Pacific 57

^Warrenton 42, Union 40

~Owensville 64,  Montgomery Co 32

Borgia 62, Cardinal Ritter 41

^St. Clair 64, Lutheran South 45

~Hermann 57, Wright City 26

Washington 74, Wentzville Liberty 19

Tuesday, Jan. 27

Fulton SA at Barat    4:30 p.m.

~New Haven 42, Montgomery Co 34

*Bethel at Crosspoint    6:15 p.m.

~Chamois 61, Wright City 20

Wednesday, Jan. 28

^Pacific vs. Union    4 p.m.

Fulton SA at Thomas Jefferson    5 p.m.

^Wentzvillr Liberty vs. Lutheran South     5:30 p.m.

~Owensville vs. New Haven    6 p.m.

^Holt vs. Warrenton    7 p.m.

~Hermann vs. Chamois    7:30 p.m.

^Washington vs. St. Clair    8:30 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 29

*Borgia at Notre Dame    6:45 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 30

^Seventh-place game    4 p.m.

~Consolation    5 p.m.

^Consolation    5:30 p.m.

*Providence at Crosspoint    6 p.m.

Eagle Ridge at Fulton SA    6 p.m.

~Third-place game    6:30 p.m.

^Third-place game    7 p.m.

~Championship    8 p.m.

^Championship    8:30 p.m.

@Union Tournament

#South Callaway Tournament

^Washington Tournament

~Hermann Tournament


Tuesday, Jan. 27

*Pacific 42, St. Clair 33

Borgia 36, Hallsville 30

Helias 66, Borgia 21

Wednesday, Jan. 28

Borgia at Lutheran St. Charles    5 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 29

Union at Farmington/Summit    5 p.m.

*Pacific at St. James/Owensville    5:30 p.m.

Washington at Seckman    6 p.m.

St. Clair at De Soto    TBA

Friday, Jan. 30

St. Clair at Potosi/Festus    5 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 31

Pacific at Hazelwood East Tny    9 a.m.

Girls Swimming

Tuesday, Jan. 20

Timberland 140, Washington 96, Ft. Zumwalt East 87

Thursday, Jan. 22

Oakville 120, Washington 115, University City 9, Mehlville 6

Saturday, Jan. 24

Washington 91, Borgia 80

Tuesday, Jan. 27

Washington 122, St. Charles West 46

Thursday, Jan. 29

Washington at Affton/Lutheran South    4:15 p.m.

Borgia at St. Dominic    8:30 p.m.

*Conference Games