High School Basketball Scoreboard-Tuesday, February 18

Boys...
Fort Zumwalt South posted a 62-60 win over the Washington Blue Jays to clinch at least a share of the GAC Central Conference title. Brendan O'Brien hit the game winning three, his only basket of the night, with 17 seconds left. Marshawn Blackmon scored 23 for the Bulldogs with Preston Whitfield knocking down 18. Washington was led by Brad Carpenter, six three's and 23 points and Ronnie Suggs with 20. Zumwalt South improves to 19-3 and 6-1 while the Jays drop to 13-9 and 5-2.

Elsewhere...

Pacific 67 Hermann 45. The Indians were led by Cullen VanLeer with 25. Craig Winkelmann paced Hermann with 26.

St. James 64 Owensville 37. Levi Witt scored 20 for the Tigers while Matt Amptman pumped in 13 for the Dutchmen.

Sullivan 54 Union 45. Sullivan was led by Ryan Juergens with 19 points. Justin Biermann chipped in with 12

St. Clair 51 New Haven 33.

St. Charles West 81 Warrenton 49. Davis Soderburg drained 18 to lead four players in double figures in the victory.

Girls...
Eureka 72 Pacific 53. Eureka had four girls in double figures led by Kelsey Tepen with 18.

Rockwood Summit 51 Union 39.

Washington 47 Fort Zumwalt South 43. The Lady Jays clinched the GAC Central title improving to 6-0. Courtney Kedroski scored 19 and Kyra Hardesty added 17.

Hermann 58 Sullivan 53. Taylor Lucas pumped in 29 for Sullivan while Hermann was led by Karinne Lane with 16. Both are now 5-1 in the Four Rivers Conference chasing first place St. James.

Borgia 56 DuBourg 35. Janie Arand hit for 21 points followed by Megan Jenson with 10.

Boys Four Rivers Conference standings...
Pacific 6-0
St. James and Sullivan 5-1
Hermann and St. Clair are 3-3
New Haven and Union are 1-5
Owensville 0-6

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

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The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Gus Kleekamp with the Washington Post 218 Junior American Legion Baseball Team. Gus pitches, plays shortstop and bats third on the Junior Legion team that won the state championship in Blue Springs over the weekend. He posted the save in a 4-3 win over Festus in the title game. His batting average is .400 with 47-rbi and 47 runs scored. As a pitcher, he's 5-0 with an ERA of 1.631 and a WHIP of .961.

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SPORTS CORNER

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The Washington Seniors came back to life with a 14-2 route of Manchester Post 208 in the loser's bracket of the state tournament in Sedalia Friday afternoon. Matt Miller pitched a complete game for the win, as Washington improved to 35-4. The victory puts Post 218 in the championship game against Fike-Blue Springs today. Washington will need to beat Fike twice to win state.