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Posted: Wednesday, January 8, 2014 1:30 pm

Scoring 82 points figured to be enough for Washington to break out of its boys basketball skid experienced over the last few games.

But it wasn’t.

Timberland (6-5) escaped Washington High School last Friday with an 85-82 victory over the Blue Jays.

“It’s not what we’re doing. It’s how we’re doing it,” said Washington Head Coach Grant Young. “The last field goal they made was off an offensive rebound. Individually, each of us have to do our jobs, which includes blocking out defensively. Everybody has to do it. The extra chance opportunities we’re allowing teams are killing us. It killed us tonight.”

Washington (6-5) has lost five of its last six contests after starting the season with a five-game winning streak.

“We’re 1-5 in the last six games after starting 5-0. We can’t base our season on the start we had. It’s not how you start, it’s how you finish,” Young said. “We’re going to have to work hard to get out of this hole. We’ve dug a hole in these last six games that we’re going to have to get out of. We can’t do it individually. We’re going to have to do it as a team. Our kids are frustrated. They know they can play better. We’ll get through it. I’m not giving up on these kids.”

With the Blue Jays trailing Timberland 84-82, Washington’s Ronnie Suggs went to the free-throw line for two shots with 2.2 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter.

Suggs missed the first free-throw attempt, which forced him to miss the second, and hope for an offensive rebound and score.

It didn’t work out that way as the Wolves grabbed the rebound, got fouled and made one of two free throws on the other end.

A long-distance shot by Suggs fell short as the final buzzer sounded.

The game hardly fell on Suggs’ shoulders. He finished with a career-high 37 points, scoring 15 points in the first half and 22 in the second half.

Mike Morgan continued his hot play by scoring 24 points. He had 15 points on five three-pointers in the first half.

Brad Carpenter finished the game with 10 points.

Austin Subke chipped in with four points. Jacob Mulkey, Patrick Menke and Trey Walsh each scored two points. Jacob Huxol had one point.

Mulkey returned to the lineup after missing the last five games with an ankle injury.

“We got Mulkey back, which was great. He couldn’t do a lot out there. Just getting him on the floor and getting him some playing time and some game experience was good,” Young said. “We had some foul trouble in the third quarter and sat some kids.”

Timberland’s biggest offensive weapons were 6-4 forward Bobby Marco on the inside and guards Adam Ingle and Andrew Jehle from the outside.

“They made two big threes. The Jehle kid hit two 30-footers on us and that was tough,” Young said. “We had to key on Ingle and Jehle the whole time. Those are their best two shooters. We let them get open a few times.”

Washington jumped to a 16-6 lead in the first five minutes of the game on nine points by Morgan and seven by Suggs.

Timberland responded with a 12-0 run over the next two minutes to grab an 18-16 advantage.

The Wolves led 21-19 after one quarter.

The second quarter went back and forth with both teams holding leads.

The Blue Jays took a 39-37 advantage into intermission.

Leading 61-59 after three quarters, the Wolves held a 73-66 advantage with 4:08 left in the fourth period after a pair of three-pointers by Ingle.

Washington trimmed the deficit to 81-80 on a three-point play by Suggs with 1:07 remaining on the clock.

A basket by Marco after an offensive rebound proved to make the difference, pushing Timberland’s lead to 83-80 with 51 seconds left.

“We held a good Lafayette team to 46 points in our last game at Meramec, didn’t allow many layups and still lost. Tonight, we allowed too many layups with the offensive rebounds. We allowed them to get to the basket with their dribble penetration. We allowed the big post player (Marco) to do things around the basket and make shots,” Young said. “You have to give them credit. They made shots. We didn’t make key shots at the right time.”

Washington’s home game Monday against Winfield was postponed due to the weather. A rescheduled date has not been announced.

The Blue Jays (1-0 in the GAC Central) meet Holt (4-6) in a league contest Thursday in the Coaches vs. Cancer Shootout at Scottrade Center in St. Louis at 11 a.m.

Washington is the top seed for its own tournament next week, opening against eighth-seeded St. Clair Monday at 6 p.m.

“This stretch does not determine our season. We have a lot of season left against good competition. We’re going to have to come together,” Young said. “We have great kids. They’ll run through a wall for me. I know they’ll get out of this. There’s plenty of time left to do it.”

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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

^Hillsboro 49, Northwest 34

~New Haven 35, Chamois 28

~Wright City 47, Warrenton 41

^Union 63,  St. Clair 60

~Hermann 63 vs. Montgomery Co 5

St. James 57, Owensville 35

Friday, Jan. 30

^Rock Bridge 80, Lutheran South 59

^Borgia 46, Washington 43 (OT)

*Providence at Crosspoint    7:30 p.m.

Eagle Ridge at Fulton SA    7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 31

^Seventh-place game — St. Clair vs. Northwest   2:30 p.m.

~Seventh-place game    2:30 p.m.

^Consolation — Union vs. Hillsboro    4 p.m.

~Consolation    4 p.m.

^Third-place game — Washington vs. Lutheran South   5:30 p.m.

~Third-place game    5:30 p.m.

^Championship — Borgia vs. Rock Bridge    7 p.m.

~Championship    7 p.m.

^Union Tournament

~Hermann Tournament

Monday, Feb. 2

New Haven at Silex   5:30  p.m.

Fulton SA at North County Christian    7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 3

Whitfield at Union    4 p.m.

*Crosspoint at Fulton SA    6:30 p.m.

Pacific at Borgia    6:45 p.m.

*Holt at Washington    7 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 5

*Fulton SA at Community Christian    6:30 p.m.

*Duchesne at Borgia    6:45 p.m.

*Rivers of Life at Crosspoint    7 p.m.

Wellsville at New Haven     6 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 6

*Union at New Haven    6 p.m.

*Pacific at St. James    6 p.m.

*Borgia at St. Mary’s    6:45 p.m.

*St. Clair at Sullivan    7 p.m.

Monday, Feb. 9

Crosspoint, Fulton SA at MAC Tny    TBA

Tuesday, Feb. 10

*St. Clair at Pacific    5:30 p.m.

*Hermann at Union    5:30 p.m.

Rock Bridge at Borgia    7:15 p.m.

Crosspoint, Fulton SA at MAC Tny    TBA

Owensville at New Haven   6 p.m.

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 62, Union 59 (OT)

Fulton SA at Thomas Jefferson    5 p.m.

^Lutheran South 54, Wentzville Liberty 40

~Owensville 54, New Haven 24

^Warrenton 51, Holt 44

~Chamois 50, Hermann 45

^Washington 54, St. Clair 31

Thursday, Jan. 29

*Notre Dame 50, Borgia 45

Friday, Jan. 30

^Seventh-place game — Union 66, Wentzville Liberty 31

~Consolation — Montgomery Co. vs. Wright City    5 p.m.

^Consolation — Lutheran South 55, Pacific 49

*Providence at Crosspoint    6 p.m.

Eagle Ridge at Fulton SA    6 p.m.

~Third-place game — Hermann vs. New Haven   6:30 p.m.

^Third-place game — Holt 63, St. Clair 49

~Championship — Owensville vs. Chamois   8 p.m.

^Championship — Washington 61 Warrenton 50

Monday, Feb. 2

#Borgia vs. Patriettes    4 p.m.

#Cardinal Ritter vs. Union    5:20 p.m.

De Soto at St. Clair    5:30 p.m.

Fulton SA at North County Christian    6 p.m.

#Washington vs. Parkway South    6:40 p.m.

Chamois at New Haven    7 p.m.

#Helias vs. Troy    8 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 3

*Crosspoint at Fulton SA    5 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 4

#Washington-Parkway South loser vs. Helias-Troy loser    4 p.m.

#Borgia-Patriettes loser vs. Cardinal Ritter-Union loser    5:20 p.m.

#Washington-Parkway South winner vs. Helias-Troy winner    6:40 p.m.

#Borgia-Patriettes winner vs. Cardinal Ritter-Union winner    8 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 5

*Pacific at St. James    6 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 6

Barat at Fulton SA    4:30 p.m.

*St. Clair at Sullivan    5:30 p.m.

*Rivers of Life at Crosspoint    5:30 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 7

#Seventh-place game    noon

#Consolation    1:30 p.m.

#Third-place game    3 p.m.

#Championship    4:30 p.m.

New Haven at Elsberry    5 p.m.

Monday, Feb. 9

*Hermann at Union    5:30 p.m.

*St. Clair at Pacific    5:30 p.m.

*Owensville at New Haven    6 p.m.

*St. Dominic at Borgia    6:45 p.m.

Crosspoint, Fulton SA at MAC Tny    TBA

Tuesday, Feb. 10

*Washington at Ft. Zumwalt South    5:30 p.m.

Crosspoint, Fulton SA at MAC Tny    TBA

^Washington Tournament

~Hermann Tournament

#Borgia Tournament

Wrestling

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

Summit 39, Union 34

Owensville 41, Pacific 38

Pacific 45, St. James 28

Friday, Jan. 30

St. Clair at DeSoto   5 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 31

Pacific at Hazelwood East Tny    9 a.m.

St. Clair at DeSoto 9 a.m.

Monday, Feb. 2

Borgia at O’Fallon Christian    5 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 3

Washington at Pacific    6 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 4

Borgia at AAA Tny    TBA

Thursday, Feb. 5

*Pacific at Union    6 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 7

Washington at Seckman Tny    9 a.m.

St. Clair at Francis Howell Central Inv    9:30 a.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 10

Pacific at Parkway Central Tri-Meet    5 p.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.

Tuesday, Feb. 3

Washington at McCluer North    3:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 4

Borgia at MICDS/Duchesne (Rec-Plex)    8:30 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 6

Washington at Ft. Zumwalt South    3:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 10

Borgia at Nerinx Hall    4 p.m.

Washington at GAC Meet    TBA

Wednesday, Feb. 11

Washington at GAC Meet    TBA

Thursday, Feb. 12

Borgia at AAA Meet    TBA

Washington at GAC Meet    TBA

*Conference Games

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