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Posted: Friday, February 21, 2014 6:00 pm

Playing Trinity on Parents’ Night was just what the Borgia boys basketball squad needed to find its shooting touch.

Borgia hit 60 percent of its shots from the field, including nine three-point baskets, in an 84-40 thrashing of the Titans Thursday night at the Ray DeGreeff Memorial Gym.

“It was just nice to see our team play well together,” Borgia Head Coach Dave Neier said. “So many kids rotated in and did a great job.”

The Knights (17-7, 5-2) conclude the regular season Saturday with an afternoon showdown with Duchesne. Freshman action starts at noon.

“Hopefully tonight’s win can get us ready for a big game Saturday against Duchesne,” said Neier. “Duchesne is one of the best teams in the state. They play some exceptional basketball. Hopefully we can get the same shots we got tonight and put them down.”

Thursday’s win was the epitome of a total team effort. Of the 13 Borgia players who saw action in the game, 12 scored. And Borgia players dished out 30 assists in the game.

“It was nice to see some kids who haven’t had an opportunity to score much go in tonight,” Neier said.

Leading the scoring effort was senior Adam Meyer, who ended with 14 points, eight rebounds, two assists, one blocked shot and one steal.

Borgia’s five seniors started in the game and saw extensive playing time in both halves.

“Our seniors led the way,” Neier said. “They played very well and got us the lead at the beginning. They also played with great energy. They forced turnovers and got some easy baskets. When you can do that, it gets the team going.”

The only other player in double digits was sophomore Trey Hunter, who scored 10 points with one assist and a rebound.

“Trey shot the ball very well,” Neier said. “Just to see the smile on his face after he put that first one in, you knew good things were going to happen for him. He does have a good shot.”

Senior Tyler Breckenkamp hit three three-point baskets for his nine points and added two assists, one rebound and one steal.

Six players scored six points apiece.

Senior Joe Helfrich added eight rebounds, three assists and two steals to his six.

Senior Zac Schweissguth also recorded six assists and two rebounds to go with his six points.

Junior Spencer Juergens had two rebounds and one steal with six points.

Junior Alex Moss also had three assists and two steals to go with six points.

“Alex has been injured for the biggest part of the year,” Neier said. “He finally got the opportunity to play quite a bit. He went in and made some shots.”

Sophomore Jack Hellebusch scored six points with three assists, one rebound and one steal.

Freshman Gus Kleekamp scored six points with two assists, two rebounds and one steal.

Three players ended with five points.

Senior Kevin Birk scored five points with four rebounds and two steals.

Junior Clayton Voss netted five points and added two assists and one rebound.

Sophomore Luke DeLine scored five points and also had two assists and a rebound.

The only player to play, and not score, was junior Jake Neier, who had four assists, three steals and one rebound.

The game opened slowly with Borgia netting the first point 1:31 into the contest.

By the end of the quarter, Borgia found its scoring touch and held a 15-4 lead.

The Knights never looked back. Borgia was up 47-17 at the half and 66-35 after three quarters.

Trinity did have some highlights. The outside shooting of junior Brockerick Ross helped the Titans from losing by a bigger margin. He hit multiple three-point shots in the game.


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 at Union    7 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 20

Sullivan Shootout

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

St. Clair vs. Lindbergh, 1 p.m.

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

Washington vs. Lutheran South, 4 p.m.

Borgia vs. Poplar Bluff, 5:30 p.m.

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

Washington at Francis Howell    7 p.m.

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 vs. Sullivan, 8:30 p.m.

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