Coming off just its second loss of the season, Parkway Central rebounded to defeat Washington Friday.
The Lady Colts (16-2) got the better of the Lady Jays (10-9), 59-50, in the consolation semifinals of the Webster Winter Challenge.
Parkway Central led 17-11 after one quarter.
Washington bit one point out of that lead in the second quarter with Parkway Central leading 29-24 at the half.
The Lady Colts put more distance between themselves and Washington in the third quarter, taking a 45-36 lead into the final eight minutes.
“We kept battling,” Washington Head Coach Doug Light said. “We could never quite get it there. They always seemed to answer any potential scoring run we had.”
Jackie Arnold led all scorers with 24 points for Washington.
Nichole Brinker added 12 points for the Lady Jays and Reese Arnold scored 11 points.
Brooke Robinson rounded out the Washington scoring with three points.
Robinson tied for the team lead in rebounds with Bria Hasenjaeger, both pulling in six.
Jackie Arnold recorded five rebounds, Brinker four, Reese Arnold three and Jessie Huxol two.
Hasenjaeger and Robinson each dished out two assists. Washington received one assist each from Jackie Arnold, Reese Arnold, Brinker and Huxol.
Brinker and Jackie Arnold both took away one steal.
Robinson recorded one blocked shot.
Claudia Cooke led Parkway Central in scoring with 20 points.
Cooke then suffered a possible ACL tear in the early minutes of the consolation game with Webster Groves, which the Stateswomen won in overtime, 67-65.
“Not that I wanted her hurt, but I really would have liked to have a chance to play against them without her too,” Light said.
Two other Lady Colts broke into double figures against Washington — Olivia Stephens with 15 points and Jayla Kelly with 12.
Other Parkway Central scorers included Brooke Hilton with seven points, Kennedy Moore with four and Megan Stephens with one point.