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Posted: Wednesday, January 8, 2014 10:30 am

It seemed fitting that Borgia senior Janie Arand recorded her 1,000th career point last Thursday on a free throw.

“I’m really excited,” Arand said. “I’m glad I got to do this on our home floor. I’m glad we won. That was the most important thing.”

Arand, who led Borgia to a 56-24 home victory over Bishop DuBourg last Thursday, has hit a number of crucial free throws during her four-year career with the Lady Knights.

“I just took the ball and went to the basket,” Arand said. “I just focused on making my free throws. After the photo, I just refocused on what I needed to do.”

She made both free throws after the foul despite being presented the game ball and posing for a photo with her parents and Borgia Head Coach Stacia Parsell between the two attempts.

“I’m glad I got it over in the first half,” Arand said.

“It was a good crowd and we’re glad everyone came out to support us and to support Janie making her 1,000th point tonight,” Parsell said after the game.

Arand broke into Borgia’s varsity unit as a freshman in the 2010-11 season and was the first player off the bench as Borgia reached the MSHSAA Class 4 state tournament. Borgia’s win over Farmington in the third-place game that year gave Borgia its highest state finish ever.

Following that time, Arand became a fixture in Borgia’s starting lineup. She helped the team transition into the Archdiocesan Athletic Association last season and was named the Large Division player of the year while helping the Lady Knights win the title.

Arand also was honored by being named to the Missouri Basketball Coaches Association and Missouri Sportswriters and Sportscasters all-state teams.

This year, Arand already has helped Borgia win the Peoples Bank Holiday Classic title over host Sullivan and was named to the all-tournament team there.

“I wasn’t trying to rush it at Sullivan,” Arand said. “If it came there, it came. It just happened to come after the break, which was fine, too.”

A three-sport standout at Borgia, Arand will continue her basketball career at Missouri S&T next year. She has signed with the Lady Miners for basketball.

“It’s been a great senior year,” Arand said. “I’m just going to keep building on it with basketball and go from there.”

You might say that playing college sports is in her blood. Both parents, Chris and Laura (Dill) Arand were college athletes. Chris played basketball while Laura was an academic All-American volleyball player at Southeast Missouri State.

Janie also has been privileged to share many of her high school sports adventures with her younger sister Molly. A junior, Molly Arand plays the same three sports, volleyball, basketball and soccer, as Janie.

Janie also has been a volleyball and soccer standout with Borgia. She was named the AAA Large Division volleyball player of the year while leading Borgia to the Class 3 state championship this fall.

Additionally, she was named to the Missouri High School Volleyball Coaches Class 3 all-state team and was named Missourian All-Area co-player of the year (along with Hermann’s Jamie Gleeson).

Arand has helped Borgia to district titles in all three sports and hopes to continue her postseason success in 2014.


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