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Posted: Wednesday, January 22, 2014 6:15 pm

Leaning on its defense throughout, St. Charles completed its run through the Washington Boys Basketball Tournament with the team title.

The second-seeded Pirates (13-3) knocked off defending tournament champion and top-seeded Washington Saturday night, 57-37.

“We really guarded well. We guarded Borgia very well, too (in the semifinals). Our last two games defensively, we played well. The guys played with a lot of energy. That’s how we practice, so it’s good to see it here,” said St. Charles Head Coach Rick Foster. “We have a solid group. If we make shots and defend like that, we’re pretty good.”

The Blue Jays (9-6) never got into an offensive rhythm.

“St. Charles is a very well-coached defensive team. They closed out on our shooters very well. They got in our comfort zone on our three-point shooters and they took away our dribble lanes,” said Washington Head Coach Grant Young. “I thought we could get to the line more than we did with penetration, but didn’t get those calls at times. We’ve been in two tournament championship games and won the Borgia Tournament. We’re battle tested and that’s going to help us in district play.”

St. Charles held the lead throughout the game.

Once trailing by 13 points midway through the second quarter, the Blue Jays pulled to within 34-31 with 2:04 remaining in the third quarter, but got no closer.

The Pirates responded with a 14-0 run over the next six minutes to put the game away, 48-31.

“We made it a one-possession game and then they went on the run,” Young said. “We got stagnant there. We were stagnant all night. A lot of that was not making shots.”

Washington was led by Ronnie Suggs, who scored 18 points and was named to the all-tournament team.

“We weren’t really trying to just stop (Suggs). We wanted to contest everyone. He’s good enough that he’s going to get his,” Foster said. “We wanted to make him go to his right and really contest every shot. We wanted to limit everyone else.”

Jacob Mulkey added 11 points. Brad Carpenter and Isaiah West both scored three points. Mike Morgan had two points.

“It’s good to have Mulkey back,” Young said. “Day-by-day, he’s getting stronger. He had a big game. You can start to see that look in his eyes again.”

Also playing were Austin Subke, Patrick Menke, Dane Meyer and Trey Walsh.

Casey Teson paced the Pirates with 16 points. Luke Joslin added 15 points.

Sam Kohrs finished with nine points. Chase Morfeld had eight points. Brice Wiggs scored six points and Artie Day had three.

Teson and Kohrs were named to the all-tournament team.

“We’ve brought a lot of these kids up when they were freshmen,” Foster said. “They play all the time. They’re gym rats. Now they’re at the peak of their career.”

The Pirates held leads of 20-10 after one quarter, 31-23 at halftime and 36-31 after three quarters. They scored the first 12 points of the fourth quarter to complete the 14-0 run.

“St. Charles is one of the top-ranked teams in Class 4. Teson is a very good leader. For all of their kids, everything is generated through their defense,” Young said. “We really executed well in the Bayless game and I thought that was going to carry over. We were just flat.”

Washington-Bayless

Washington outlasted fourth-seeded Bayless Friday in the semifinals, 58-51.

The Blue Jays held a 42-32 lead with 2:55 left in the third quarter, but saw Bayless pull to within 45-44 with 5:10 remaining in the fourth period.

Holding a 51-49 edge with 2:45 left in the game, the Blue Jays ended with a 7-2 run to close it out.

Bayless guard Patrick Triplett, who scored 33 points in the first round against Westminster, was held to just one field goal and six points. He represented Bayless on the all-tournament team.

Edin Mehmedovic, Bayless’ second-leading scorer, was held to 10 points. Munir Hirkic paced the Bronchos (9-4) with 15 points.

“You have to give our kids so much credit for executing our game plan on Triplett,” Young said. “We made him have to take tough shots all night long. We made other people try to beat us.”

Suggs paced the Blue Jays with 17 points. Carpenter added 12 points.

Morgan finished with nine points. Subke and Meyer both scored six points. Mulkey added five points. Menke had two points.

“Our post players were great. Austin and Dane did a great job stepping up in the paint,” Young said. “The whole team was so proud when Patrick hit his three-pointer to give him some confidence. He’s such a spark defensively. That made us go more when he hit that.”

Washington held leads of 25-23 at halftime and 42-35 after three quarters.

“After the St. Clair game in the first round, where we underestimated our opponent, we had three good days of preparation,” Young said. “Our kids are buying into the fact that we can’t guard people on our own. We have to have great help defense and stop dribble penetration. We had two guys surrounding Mehmedovic the whole time with how we shifted over on the back side. We did a good job of making other people beat us.”

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Area Scoreboard

62nd Annual Borgia Pepsi Thanksgiving Tournament

Blue Division

Pool 1

McCluer North

Normandy

Carnahan

Pool 2

Cardinal Ritter

Pacific

Rockwood Summit

Gold Division

Pool 1

CBC

Soldan

Washington

Pool 2

Borgia

North Tech

Union

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

%Washington vs. TBA    4 p.m.

%Borgia vs. Poplar Bluff    5:30 p.m.

%St. Clair vs. TBA    TBA

%Sullivan Shootout

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 at New Haven    6 p.m.

*Pacific at Union    7 p.m.

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.

Wrestling

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

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