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.