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Posted: Wednesday, January 9, 2013 11:30 am

It was a mixed start to the 2013 portion of the schedule for the Borgia basketball Knights.

Borgia (6-5, 3-1) won an Archdiocesan Athletic Association game at St. Mary’s (7-4, 1-1) Friday night, 58-38.

But the Knights fell Saturday afternoon to Chaminade (6-6) in the Cardinal Ritter Shootout, 50-39.

“We really played well against St. Mary’s and Chaminade,” Borgia Head Coach Dave Neier said. “The thing about the Chaminade game was that they played well, too.”

St. Mary’s

The Knights came out on fire Friday night at St. Mary’s jumping out to an 18-9 lead after one quarter. Borgia was up 34-15 at the intermission.

“We were able to get steals and easy baskets,” Neier said. “Once we got the lead, we played well.”

Borgia put the game out of reach with a 16-12 third quarter to take a 50-27 advantage into the final eight minutes of action.

“We came out and shot the ball well,” Neier said. “What a difference that makes. We were able to get a lead on them to start.”

Jordan Miller led the Knights with 22 points while hitting four three-point baskets. Miller added six assists, four rebounds and two steals.

“Jordan had a really good game and got hot from the three-point line,” Neier said.

He also had all of Borgia’s made free throws, going 4-6. The Knights only attempted seven free throws in the game.

Casey Kuchem recorded a double-double with 15 points and 11 rebounds. He added an assist, a blocked shot and a steal.

“Case was hot and hit three threes at the beginning of the game,” Neier said. “He showed a lot of energy and played good defense.”

John Baumstark checked in with seven points. He added five rebounds, three assists and a steal.

“John hit a big three at the end of the first quarter which seemed to energize the team,” Neier said.

Joe Helfrich scored six points with three rebounds and two assists.

Zach Schweissguth ended with four points, three rebounds and an assist.

River Filla scored two points with one rebound and one steal.

Adam Meyer ended with two points, an assist and a rebound.

Also playing were Kevin Birk (one rebound), Tyler Breckenkamp, Parker DuMontier, Collin Mantle (one rebound) and Alex Moss (one rebound and one steal).

“It was a great team effort,” Neier said. “The kids hustled and played tough. Offensively, all of the kids chipped in.”

St. Mary’s was paced by Josh Robinson, who scored 11 points with six rebounds and two assists.

Luke Yelenick scored six points while James Wiggins ended with five.

Matt Causino and Melvin Wilson contributed four points apiece. Zach Ortinau and Jared Pudlowski scored three points apiece. Jake DeWeese ended with two points.


Borgia turned around and played Saturday in the Cardinal Ritter Shootout against Chaminade. The Knights trailed much of the way, falling 50-39.

“We really didn’t shoot as well against Chaminade,” Neier said. “Part of it was because of their defense. They have long, tall players.”

Chaminade outscored the Knights in the first quarter, 10-6. At the half, it was 27-21 in favor of the Red Devils.

After three quarters, Chaminade enjoyed a 42-32 advantage.

Baumstark, Kuchem and Schweissguth were the only scorers for Borgia, netting 13 points apiece.

“That really is weird,” Neier said. “We didn’t shoot the ball that well and we played against a good Chaminade team. They played tough with great size and mobility. They got after it.”

Baumstark added three rebounds, one assist and one steal.

“John shot the ball well,” said Neier.

Kuchem had four rebounds, three assists, one blocked shot and one steal.

Schweissguth posted four assists, four steals and one rebound.

“Zach really had a nice ballgame,” Neier said.

Miller didn’t score, but had six rebounds, three assists and two steals.

Miller tried to play through a rib injury he picked up against St. Mary’s.

“Jordan got hurt the night before,” Neier said. “He might have to miss our next game.”

Filla recorded one assist and one rebound. Helfrich had two rebounds and an assist. Meyer ended with two rebounds and a blocked shot. Moss also played.

Grant Hollander led a balanced Chaminade offense with 10 points.

Andy Kleinlein netted seven points.

Six-point scorers for Chaminade were Trey Collins, Will Gladson, Jack Hummel and Jayson Tatum.

Damon Patterson scored five points while Tyler Cook ended with four.


Area Scoreboard

62nd Annual Borgia Pepsi Thanksgiving Tournament

Blue Division

Pool 1

McCluer North



Pool 2

Cardinal Ritter


Rockwood Summit

Gold Division

Pool 1




Pool 2


North Tech


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 76, Union 57

Saturday, Dec. 20

Sullivan Shootout

Owensville vs. Rockwood Summit, 11:30 a.m.

Lindbergh 67, St. Clair 46

Jefferson City vs. Jackson, 2:30 p.m.

Washington 56, Lutheran South 54

Poplar Bluff 59, Borgia 49

Sullivan vs. Affton, 7 p.m.

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 72, New Haven 21

*Union 49, Pacific 48

Friday, Dec. 19

Francis Howell 55, Washington 48

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 62, Sullivan 35

Saturday, Dec. 20

Union at Waynesville    5 p.m.


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