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Posted: Friday, February 14, 2014 5:30 pm

It was just what the Borgia boys basketball Knights needed.

Playing at home, the Knights (15-6, 5-2) snapped a three-game losing streak Tuesday by beating St. Dominic (1-16, 0-5) in Archdiocesan Athletic Association Large Division action, 61-35.

“We’ve been looking for getting the kids to come out and play with energy and have fun,” Borgia Head Coach Dave Neier said. “We were able to hit some shots at the beginning of the game and that made the kids more comfortable.”

Borgia followed up with a 62-51 win at Bishop DuBourg Thursday.

The Knights will play Saturday at St. Mary’s as part of the AAA Showcase, facing Lutheran St. Charles of the Small Division at 3:30 p.m.

Borgia finishes out the regular season next week, hosting Vianney Monday. The Knights visit Trinity next Wednesday.

St. Dominic

Scoring the first seven points of the game, Borgia forged a lead it never relinquished.

The Knights moved the ball inside to senior Joe Helfrich for the first two baskets of the game. Sophomore Walton Eckelkamp then nailed a three-point shot.

Helfrich and Eckelkamp tied for the Borgia scoring lead, netting 16 points apiece.

Helfrich also had seven rebounds and two steals.

Eckelkamp added two rebounds, one assist and one steal.

“We had a couple of key guys score with Walt and Joe,” Neier said. “At the opening of the game, we shot the ball very well, especially from outside the arc, and put a lot of pressure on then to go out and guard our outside shooters.”

After one quarter, Borgia led 16-7.

“That was a big key getting up on top of them early,” Neier said.

At the half, the Knights were up 34-20.

Borgia’s advantage stood at 47-29 heading into the final quarter.

St. Dominic finally found some positives late in the game, but the Knights already had secured the outcome.

A total of 11 Knights scored in the game.

Following Helfrich and Eckelkamp was sophomore Luke DeLine, who netted six points to go with four rebounds, three steals, one assist and a blocked shot.

Senior Adam Meyer scored five points with three rebounds, two steals and one assist.

Freshman Gus Kleekamp scored four points and added a steal.

Junior Spencer Juergens scored three points with two rebounds.

Junior Jake Neier scored three points and added a steal.

Senior Tyler Breckenkamp scored two points with one rebound.

Sophomore Trey Hunter scored two points with one rebound and one steal.

Senior Zac Schweissguth netted two points while dishing out nine assists. He pulled down two rebounds and a steal.

Junior Clayton Voss scored two points with one rebound.

Also playing, but not scoring, were senior Kevin Birk (four assists, two rebounds, two steals) and sophomore Jack Hellebusch.

Everyone chipped in,” Neier said. “Some of the stats, you really don’t notice that much, but they are important. Zac Schweissguth had nine assists and Kevin had four. There are a lot of different ways kids helped in the game. That makes the team better.”

Bishop DuBourg

The Knights hit the road for a Thursday game and came away with their second win in a row, beating the Cavaliers, 62-51.

Borgia jumped out to a big lead after one quarter, 18-7, and made that pay off for the rest of the game.

“It really was a good road win,” Neier said. “The credit went to our quick start. We had five guys score in the first quarter. That got us going and we carried on to extend our lead.”

The Knights were up 29-15 at the half and 49-31 after three quarters.

Borgia took advantage at the free-throw line, hitting 16 of 28 chances. DuBourg was 7-10 from the charity stripe.

Pushing the ball inside, the Knights were led in scoring by Helfrich, who scored 22 points and added 12 rebounds. He was 5-8 from the free-throw line.

DeLine was next with 13 points, including going 5-6 from the free-throw line.

Eckelkamp scored eight points and hit a pair of three-point baskets.

Meyer was credited with six points.

Voss also scored six points.

Breckenkamp hit a three-point basket.

Kleekamp scored two points while Birk and Jake Neier had one point each.

Borgia played without Schweissguth, who was ill. Jake Neier started in his place.

“Zac was sick and not at the game,” Dave Neier said. “Jake Neier started in his place and did a good job getting the ball inside to Joe.”

Junior Alex Moss dressed out and got a little court time. He’s missed the entire season after foot surgery.

Joe Carr led the Cavaliers in scoring with 16 points while adding five assists, three steals and two rebounds.

“Carr is one of the top scorers in the St. Louis area,” Neier said. “We held him to five points through three quarters. A lot of the credit for defending him goes to Adam Meyer and Kevin Birk, who took turns guarding him. They did a tremendous job.”

David Hennen was next with 15 points, four rebounds, three assists and three steals.


Area Scoreboard


Friday, Sept. 19

*Ft. Zumwalt S 56, Washington 7

Borgia 42, Cardinal Ritter 6

*Union 55, St. Clair 35

*Sullivan 27, Pacific 10

Owensville 19, Hermann 16

St. James 28, Ash Grove 7

Brentwood 41, Cuba 24

*St. Charles West 49, Warrenton 7

South Callaway 55, Wright City 6

Friday, Sept. 12

*Ft. Zumwalt North 49, Washington 0

*Borgia 35, St. Dominic 0

*Union 27, Pacific 19

*Sullivan 47, St. Clair 21

Hermann 65, Wentzville Liberty 7

*Owensville 29, St. James 28 (OT)

Cuba 22, Windsor 6

*Warrenton 14, St. Charles 6

*Bowling Green 55, Wright City 0

Friday, Sept. 5

Warrenton 14, Washington 6

Borgia 13, Maplewood-Richmond Heights 0 (forfeit)

*Union 32, Sullivan 19

*Pacific 20, St. Clair 18

*Hermann 52, St. James 20

Owensville 35, Cuba 8

*Wright City 36, Montgomery Co. 0

Friday, Aug. 29

Sullivan 30, Washington 8

Borgia 56, Union 13

Ozark 41, St. Clair 0

Potosi 34, Pacific 13

Hermann 54, Cuba 12

Blair Oaks 42, Owensville 0

St. James 36, Houston 18

Warrenton 28, Troy 0

Orchard Farm 36, Wright City 18

Friday, Aug. 22

Washington 26, St. Clair 21

Borgia 48, Owensville 12

Parkway West 49, Union 39

Pacific 28, De Soto 20

Park Hills Central 34, Sullivan 27

St. James 12, Cuba 6

Hermann 61, Montgomery Co 12

Warrenton 26, St. Dominic 23

Trinity 28, Wright City 24


Tuesday, Sept. 16

*Borgia at Notre Dame    4:30 p.m.

*Washington at Ft. Zumwalt N    4:30 p.m.

*Union at Owensville    4:30 p.m.

*Pacific at New Haven    4:30 p.m.

*St. James at St. Clair    4:30 p.m.

*Hermann at Sullivan    4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 17

Washington at Warrenton    4:30 p.m.

Sullivan at Northwest    4:30 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 18

*St. Dominic at Borgia    3:45 p.m.

*Union at Hermann    4:30 p.m.

*St. Clair at New Haven    4:30 p.m.

*St. James at Pacific    4:30 p.m.

*Owensville at Sullivan    4:30 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 19

Union at Ft. Zumwalt N Tny    TBA

South Callaway at New Haven    5 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 20

Union at Ft. Zumwalt N Tny    TBA

St. James Tny    TBA

Monday, Sept. 22

*Washington at Ft. Zumwalt S    4:30 p.m.

Union at North County    4:30 p.m.

Warrenton at St. Clair    4:30 p.m.

Principia at Sullivan    4:30 p.m.

Hermann at Cuba    4:30 p.m.

Owensville at Cuba    4:30 p.m.

St. James at Bourbon    4:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 23

*Borgia at Duchesne    4:30 p.m.

*Holt at Washington    4:30 p.m.

*Pacific at St. Clair    4:30 p.m.

*Owensville at New Haven    4:30 p.m.

*Hermann at St. James    4:30 p.m.


Tuesday, Sept. 16

*Sullivan at St. Clair    4:30 p.m.

*Washington at Ft. Zumwalt E    5 p.m.

*New Haven at Union    5:30 p.m.

*Pacific at Hermann    5:30 p.m.

*Owensville at St. James    5:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 17

Washington at Duchesne    5 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 18

*St. Clair at Owensville    5 p.m.

*Union at Pacific    5:30 p.m.

*Hermann at New Haven    5:30 p.m.

*St. James at Sullivan    5:30 p.m.

O’Fallon Christian at Borgia    6:30 p.m.

Washington at Gateway Match Up    TBA

Friday, Sept. 19

Eagle Ridge at Crosspoint    5:15 p.m.

Providence at Crosspoint    7:15 p.m.

Washington at Gateway Match Up    TBA

Saturday, Sept. 20

New Haven Round Robin    9 a.m.

ECC at Wentworth    1 p.m.

ECC vs. Graceland JV (Wentworth)    3 p.m.

Washington at Gateway Match Up    TBA

St. Clair at Seckman Tny    TBA

Monday, Sept. 22

St. Clair at Salem    5 p.m.

Bourbon at Sullivan    5:30 p.m.

Dixon at St. James    5:30 p.m.

Hermann Tournament    TBA

Tuesday, Sept. 23

Cuba at St. James    5:30 p.m.

Crosspoint at Bethel    5:30 p.m.

Crosspoint vs. Thomas Jefferson    6:30 p.m.

Hermann Tournament    TBA

Boys Soccer

Tuesday, Sept. 16

Crosspoint at Fulton St. Albans    4:30 p.m.

Tolton Catholic at Borgia    5:30 p.m.

*Washington at Ft. Zumwalt E    6 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 17

*St. Louis at ECC    4:30 p.m.

Union at Affton    5 p.m.

St. Clair at De Soto    5 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 18

*St. Clair at St. James    5 p.m.

Dixon at Sullivan    5 p.m.

Borgia at Trinity    6:15 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 19

Eagle Ridge at Crosspoint    4:30 p.m.

Tolton at Fulton SA    5 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 20

*Ft. Zumwalt S at Washington    10 a.m.

Crowder at ECC    2 p.m.

Monday, Sept. 22

Hillsboro at Union    5 p.m.

CYC Tny    TBA

Tuesday, Sept. 23

*Fulton SA at Thomas Jefferson    4:30 p.m.

North County at Union    5 p.m.

*St. James at Pacific    5 p.m.

*Borgia at St. Dominic    6:15 p.m.

CYC Tny    TBA

Cross Country

Thursday, Sept. 18

St. Clair at Lutheran North    4 p.m.

New Haven, St. James at Steelville Inv    4 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 20

Festus Inv.    9 a.m.

Hermann at Fulton Inv    9 a.m.

Thursday, Sept. 25

Washington at Rolla Inv    4 p.m.

Union, Owensville, St. James at Belle Inv    4 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 27

Hancock Inv    8:30 a.m.

Pacific at Viburnum Inv    10:30 a.m.

Monday, Sept. 29

St. Clair at Elsberry Inv    4 p.m.

St. James at Dixon    4 p.m.

Girls Golf

Tuesday, Sept. 16

*Borgia at St. Dominic    3:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 17

Duchesne at Borgia    3:30 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 18

Ft. Zumwalt S at Washington    3:30 p.m.

Borgia at AAA Meet, Lutheran SC    TBA

Wednesday, Sept. 24

Washington at GAC Central Meet    TBA

Thursday, Sept. 25

*Duchesne at Borgia    3:30 p.m.

Boys Swimming

Saturday, Sept. 20

Borgia at Ft. Zumwalt W    8:30 p.m.

Monday, Sept. 29

Washington at Ft. Zumwalt South    3:30 p.m.

*Conference Games

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