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Posted: Friday, December 13, 2013 8:00 pm

Two teams with three-game winning streaks to start the boys basketball season needed two overtimes to decide their contest Tuesday at Washington High School.

The Blue Jays (4-0) trailed Parkway Central for most of the night, but made big plays down the stretch for a 61-60 victory.

“This was fun. I know some people don’t like double overtime games early in the week because they don’t get much sleep. As a head coach, I don’t get much sleep anyway, no matter what day it is,” said Washington Head Coach Grant Young. “We were down for the entire four quarters and had a different kid step up and make a big play to help us win the game.”

The game-winning shot came from senior guard Jacob Mulkey.

With Washington trailing 60-58, Mulkey drilled a three-pointer with six seconds left in the second overtime to put the Blue Jays ahead for good.

The Colts (3-1) had one final chance. After calling a timeout and having to go the length of the court with 5.8 seconds left, they attempted an off-balance perimeter shot that missed at the buzzer.

“A game like this helps you once you get to the playoffs to say we’ve been here before, we’ve come back and we’ve won in double overtime,” Young said. “The kids didn’t quit and they executed when they had to execute on crucial plays. We never got dejected. The kids knew we could still finish this off. You could see it in their eyes. As a coach, you love seeing kids with that kind of drive.”

Trailing 46-43, Washington got a three-pointer from Brad Carpenter to tie the game with 1:17 remaining in the fourth quarter.

Both teams held the lead during the first overtime, which ended in a 54-54 tie.

“Brad sent us into overtime with a three. That was big. Ronnie (Suggs) had a big steal to give us an extra opportunity. And of course Mulkey, a senior, he had enough space, time was running out, I was standing right there. It was on line from the time it left his hands and he had the confidence to make it,” Young said. “You have to love kids like that. We have a lot of kids who want to try to win the game and can score on their own, which gets us out of our offense at times. But you have to love kids who know they can take over and win a game at any time. We have a lot of kids who can do that.”

Only three Blue Jays scored in the game.

With his future University of Missouri coaches watching in the stands, head coach Frank Haith and assistant coach Dave Leitao, Ronnie Suggs finished the game with 30 points and 14 rebounds.

Carpenter nailed six three-pointers and a pair of free throws to collect 20 points.

Mulkey pitched in with 11 points, including the game-winning three-pointer.

Also playing for the Blue Jays were Austin Subke, Mike Morgan, Patrick Menke and Trey Walsh.

“I know we had three kids score, but the other kids did the little things like screens, rebounds and the dirty work defensively,” Young said. “It takes more than three kids to win a game. It takes everyone who steps on the floor. Patrick Menke had a big defensive rebound late in the second overtime. Mike Morgan had a big rebound as well.”

Washington connected for eight three-pointers and was 13-18 from the free-throw line.

“It was a very physical, well-fought game against a team that’s very well-coached defensively,” Young said. “We can make a lot of threes, but we had a tough time getting open shots, whether it was getting to the basket or getting an open three. There wasn’t much space.”

A key to the Washington win was shutting down Parkway Central’s 6-6 senior forward Nathan Biggs in the second half. He scored 20 points, 18 of which were in the first half.

Jarett Cox-Bradley, Kyle Disch and Connor Kraus each added nine points.

“Defensively, we adjusted well in the second half. We made sure we limited Biggs’ touches in the second half,” Young said. “During regulation, they did not make a three. We were going to make them beat us from the three-point line in the second half. We really packed the inside, stayed inside the three-point line and when Biggs did touch it, we made him kick it out before he could get too far inside the lane.”

Parkway Central held leads of 16-13 after one quarter and 33-25 at halftime. Rick Kirby’s Colts led by as many as 11 points in the second quarter.

Washington stayed within shouting distance in the third quarter, trailing 39-34 heading into the fourth period.

Suggs and Carpenter both hit three-pointers in the fourth quarter prior to Carpenter’s game-tying shot.

The Blue Jays had two shots in the final seconds of regulation for the win, but missed on both.

A three-pointer by Carpenter gave Washington a 54-52 lead with 57 seconds left in the first overtime, but the Colts tied it with 41 seconds left.

In the second overtime, Central made one of two free throws to give it a 60-58 lead with 21 seconds left, which set up Mulkey’s game-winning shot with six seconds remaining.

 “It was a great atmosphere for a December game between two very good teams,” Young said. “I’m glad we were able to come away with a win at home early in the year. Maybe this will help us because we have a tough schedule.”

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Area Scoreboard

Football

Friday, Sept. 19

*Ft. Zumwalt S 56, Washington 7

Borgia 42, Cardinal Ritter 6

*Union 55, St. Clair 35

*Sullivan 27, Pacific 10

Owensville 19, Hermann 16

St. James 28, Ash Grove 7

Brentwood 41, Cuba 24

*St. Charles West 49, Warrenton 7

South Callaway 55, Wright City 6

Friday, Sept. 12

*Ft. Zumwalt North 49, Washington 0

*Borgia 35, St. Dominic 0

*Union 27, Pacific 19

*Sullivan 47, St. Clair 21

Hermann 65, Wentzville Liberty 7

*Owensville 29, St. James 28 (OT)

Cuba 22, Windsor 6

*Warrenton 14, St. Charles 6

*Bowling Green 55, Wright City 0

Friday, Sept. 5

Warrenton 14, Washington 6

Borgia 13, Maplewood-Richmond Heights 0 (forfeit)

*Union 32, Sullivan 19

*Pacific 20, St. Clair 18

*Hermann 52, St. James 20

Owensville 35, Cuba 8

*Wright City 36, Montgomery Co. 0

Friday, Aug. 29

Sullivan 30, Washington 8

Borgia 56, Union 13

Ozark 41, St. Clair 0

Potosi 34, Pacific 13

Hermann 54, Cuba 12

Blair Oaks 42, Owensville 0

St. James 36, Houston 18

Warrenton 28, Troy 0

Orchard Farm 36, Wright City 18

Friday, Aug. 22

Washington 26, St. Clair 21

Borgia 48, Owensville 12

Parkway West 49, Union 39

Pacific 28, De Soto 20

Park Hills Central 34, Sullivan 27

St. James 12, Cuba 6

Hermann 61, Montgomery Co 12

Warrenton 26, St. Dominic 23

Trinity 28, Wright City 24

Softball

Tuesday, Sept. 16

*Borgia at Notre Dame    4:30 p.m.

*Washington at Ft. Zumwalt N    4:30 p.m.

*Union at Owensville    4:30 p.m.

*Pacific at New Haven    4:30 p.m.

*St. James at St. Clair    4:30 p.m.

*Hermann at Sullivan    4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 17

Washington at Warrenton    4:30 p.m.

Sullivan at Northwest    4:30 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 18

*St. Dominic at Borgia    3:45 p.m.

*Union at Hermann    4:30 p.m.

*St. Clair at New Haven    4:30 p.m.

*St. James at Pacific    4:30 p.m.

*Owensville at Sullivan    4:30 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 19

Union at Ft. Zumwalt N Tny    TBA

South Callaway at New Haven    5 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 20

Union at Ft. Zumwalt N Tny    TBA

St. James Tny    TBA

Monday, Sept. 22

*Washington at Ft. Zumwalt S    4:30 p.m.

Union at North County    4:30 p.m.

Warrenton at St. Clair    4:30 p.m.

Principia at Sullivan    4:30 p.m.

Hermann at Cuba    4:30 p.m.

Owensville at Cuba    4:30 p.m.

St. James at Bourbon    4:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 23

*Borgia at Duchesne    4:30 p.m.

*Holt at Washington    4:30 p.m.

*Pacific at St. Clair    4:30 p.m.

*Owensville at New Haven    4:30 p.m.

*Hermann at St. James    4:30 p.m.

Volleyball

Tuesday, Sept. 16

*Sullivan at St. Clair    4:30 p.m.

*Washington at Ft. Zumwalt E    5 p.m.

*New Haven at Union    5:30 p.m.

*Pacific at Hermann    5:30 p.m.

*Owensville at St. James    5:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 17

Washington at Duchesne    5 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 18

*St. Clair at Owensville    5 p.m.

*Union at Pacific    5:30 p.m.

*Hermann at New Haven    5:30 p.m.

*St. James at Sullivan    5:30 p.m.

O’Fallon Christian at Borgia    6:30 p.m.

Washington at Gateway Match Up    TBA

Friday, Sept. 19

Eagle Ridge at Crosspoint    5:15 p.m.

Providence at Crosspoint    7:15 p.m.

Washington at Gateway Match Up    TBA

Saturday, Sept. 20

New Haven Round Robin    9 a.m.

ECC at Wentworth    1 p.m.

ECC vs. Graceland JV (Wentworth)    3 p.m.

Washington at Gateway Match Up    TBA

St. Clair at Seckman Tny    TBA

Monday, Sept. 22

St. Clair at Salem    5 p.m.

Bourbon at Sullivan    5:30 p.m.

Dixon at St. James    5:30 p.m.

Hermann Tournament    TBA

Tuesday, Sept. 23

Cuba at St. James    5:30 p.m.

Crosspoint at Bethel    5:30 p.m.

Crosspoint vs. Thomas Jefferson    6:30 p.m.

Hermann Tournament    TBA

Boys Soccer

Tuesday, Sept. 16

Crosspoint at Fulton St. Albans    4:30 p.m.

Tolton Catholic at Borgia    5:30 p.m.

*Washington at Ft. Zumwalt E    6 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 17

*St. Louis at ECC    4:30 p.m.

Union at Affton    5 p.m.

St. Clair at De Soto    5 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 18

*St. Clair at St. James    5 p.m.

Dixon at Sullivan    5 p.m.

Borgia at Trinity    6:15 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 19

Eagle Ridge at Crosspoint    4:30 p.m.

Tolton at Fulton SA    5 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 20

*Ft. Zumwalt S at Washington    10 a.m.

Crowder at ECC    2 p.m.

Monday, Sept. 22

Hillsboro at Union    5 p.m.

CYC Tny    TBA

Tuesday, Sept. 23

*Fulton SA at Thomas Jefferson    4:30 p.m.

North County at Union    5 p.m.

*St. James at Pacific    5 p.m.

*Borgia at St. Dominic    6:15 p.m.

CYC Tny    TBA

Cross Country

Thursday, Sept. 18

St. Clair at Lutheran North    4 p.m.

New Haven, St. James at Steelville Inv    4 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 20

Festus Inv.    9 a.m.

Hermann at Fulton Inv    9 a.m.

Thursday, Sept. 25

Washington at Rolla Inv    4 p.m.

Union, Owensville, St. James at Belle Inv    4 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 27

Hancock Inv    8:30 a.m.

Pacific at Viburnum Inv    10:30 a.m.

Monday, Sept. 29

St. Clair at Elsberry Inv    4 p.m.

St. James at Dixon    4 p.m.

Girls Golf

Tuesday, Sept. 16

*Borgia at St. Dominic    3:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 17

Duchesne at Borgia    3:30 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 18

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

Borgia at AAA Meet, Lutheran SC    TBA

Wednesday, Sept. 24

Washington at GAC Central Meet    TBA

Thursday, Sept. 25

*Duchesne at Borgia    3:30 p.m.

Boys Swimming

Saturday, Sept. 20

Borgia at Ft. Zumwalt W    8:30 p.m.

Monday, Sept. 29

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

*Conference Games

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