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Washington High School girls basketball player Brooke Robinson is the Washington Missourian Athlete of the Week.
Robinson, a 5-8 junior forward, played a big role for the Lady Jays coming off the bench in recent GAC Central road victories over Holt and Ft. Zumwalt North.
“In the game against Holt, Brooke came off the bench and hit two three-pointers on her way to scoring eight points in the second half to help us when the team was saddled with major foul trouble,” said Washington Coach Adam Fischer. “Against Ft. Zumwalt North, Brooke helped hold their best player to below her average in the second half. Brooke didn’t have a lot of stats in the game, but her defensive effort helped us secure the win.”
Due to the threat of inclement weather moving in Friday and into the weekend, the final two rounds of the 46th Annual Washington Varsity Boys Basketball Tournament, sponsored by First State Community Bank, have been moved up one day.
The consolation and championship semifinals originally scheduled for Friday, Jan. 13, will now be played on Thursday, Jan. 12, which originally was scheduled to be an off day.
The seventh-place, consolation, third-place and championship games originally scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 14, will now be played on Friday, Jan. 13.
The tournament began on Monday, Jan. 9, with top-seeded St. Charles defeating eighth-seeded St. Clair, 72-62, and fifth-seeded Washington knocking off fourth-seeded Borgia, 54-53.
First-round action continues Tuesday, Jan. 10. Second-seeded Westminster plays seventh-seeded Union at 5:30 p.m. Third-seeded Francis Howell Central takes on sixth-seeded St. Dominic at 7 p.m.
The consolation and championship semifinals will be played Thursday, Jan. 12.
The consolation semifinals are at 4 p.m. (Borgia vs. St. Clair ) and 5:30 p.m. (Westminster-Union loser vs. Howell Central-St. Dominic loser).
The championship semifinals are at 7 p.m. (St. Charles vs. Washington) and 8:30 p.m. (Westminster-Union winner vs. Howell Central-St. Dominic winner).
The tournament concludes Friday, Jan. 13. The seventh-place contest begins at 4 p.m. followed by the consolation game at 5:30 p.m., the third-place contest at 7 p.m. and the championship game at 8:30 p.m.
Click on the attach link below for the revised tournament bracket.
Washington registered a fifth-place finish at the Visitation Academy Girls Basketball Christmas Tournament, which took place Dec. 17 and Dec. 26-28.
The fourth-seeded Lady Jays (8-1) went 3-1 in the tournament, notching wins over Metro 56-43, Cor Jesu 41-40 and Whitfield, 57-53.
Washington overcame a 20-point deficit in the second quarter to defeat Whitfield. Kyra Hardesty led three Lady Jays in double figures with 19 points. Jackie Arnold added 13 points and 12 rebounds. Nichole Brinker had 10 points and 12 rebounds.
In the win over Cor Jesu, Reese Arnold nailed a three-pointer with 29 seconds left in the game to give Washington a 41-40 lead, which turned out to be the final score. Reese Arnold finished the game with 24 points and 10 rebounds. Hardesty added nine points and six assists. Brinker scored seven points.
Washington opened the tournament with a 56-43 win over Metro. Reese Arnold led the way with 24 points. Jackie Arnold added 12 points and 11 rebounds. Kyra Hardesty scored 12 points.
In the second round, the Lady Jays suffered their first loss of the season, a 60-55 setback to fifth-seeded Pacific. Reese Arnold led Washington with 21 points. Jackie Arnold scored 12 points. Kyra Hardesty scored 11 points. Bria Hasenjaeger had nine points.
Top-seeded Incarnate Word won the tournament title by defeating second-seeded Kirkwood in the championship game.
Reese Arnold was named a first-team all-tournament selection. Hardesty was named to the second team and also received the 100 percent award, given to the player who played the hardest in all four tournament games.
Photos from Washington’s games against Cor Jesu and Whitfield are below.
Click on the attached link below for the Washington girls basketball webpage, which includes schedules, rosters and a video previewing the varsity season.
A Washington High School Cheer Clinic is scheduled for January 31 and February 2 in the Little Blue Jay Gymnasium from 6-7:30 p.m.
The clinic is open to students in Pre-K through sixth grade.
Following the two clinic dates, a performance will be held during the Washington varsity boys basketball game on February 3.
The cost is $35 per student, which includes a T-shirt and admission to the game. Make checks payable to WHS Cheer.
Click on the attached link below for a registration form, which along with payment, can be mailed or turned into the WHS Activities Office, 600 Blue Jay Drive, Washington MO 63090.
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