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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

Boys Basketball

Monday, Jan. 26

^Rock Bridge 79, Northwest 27

^Lutheran South 76, Hillsboro 43

Owensville 41, Hermann 40

St. James 80, Montgomery County 39

Tuesday, Jan. 27

Jackson 65, Pacific 44

^Borgia 82,  Union 61

~Warrenton 69, Chamois 24

^Washington 49, St. Clair 45 (OT)

~Wright City 51, New Haven 37

*Bethel at Crosspoint    7:45 p.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 28

Fulton SA at Thomas Jefferson    6:30 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 29

^Hillsboro 49, Northwest 34

~New Haven 35, Chamois 28

~Wright City 47, Warrenton 41

^Union 63,  St. Clair 60

~Hermann 63 vs. Montgomery Co 5

St. James 57, Owensville 35

Friday, Jan. 30

^Rock Bridge 80, Lutheran South 59

^Borgia 46, Washington 43 (OT)

*Providence at Crosspoint    7:30 p.m.

Eagle Ridge at Fulton SA    7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 31

^Seventh-place game — St. Clair vs. Northwest   2:30 p.m.

~Seventh-place game    2:30 p.m.

^Consolation — Union vs. Hillsboro    4 p.m.

~Consolation    4 p.m.

^Third-place game — Washington vs. Lutheran South   5:30 p.m.

~Third-place game    5:30 p.m.

^Championship — Borgia vs. Rock Bridge    7 p.m.

~Championship    7 p.m.

^Union Tournament

~Hermann Tournament

Monday, Feb. 2

New Haven at Silex   5:30  p.m.

Fulton SA at North County Christian    7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 3

Whitfield at Union    4 p.m.

*Crosspoint at Fulton SA    6:30 p.m.

Pacific at Borgia    6:45 p.m.

*Holt at Washington    7 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 5

*Fulton SA at Community Christian    6:30 p.m.

*Duchesne at Borgia    6:45 p.m.

*Rivers of Life at Crosspoint    7 p.m.

Wellsville at New Haven     6 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 6

*Union at New Haven    6 p.m.

*Pacific at St. James    6 p.m.

*Borgia at St. Mary’s    6:45 p.m.

*St. Clair at Sullivan    7 p.m.

Monday, Feb. 9

Crosspoint, Fulton SA at MAC Tny    TBA

Tuesday, Feb. 10

*St. Clair at Pacific    5:30 p.m.

*Hermann at Union    5:30 p.m.

Rock Bridge at Borgia    7:15 p.m.

Crosspoint, Fulton SA at MAC Tny    TBA

Owensville at New Haven   6 p.m.

Girls Basketball

Monday, Jan. 26

^Holt 60, Pacific 57

^Warrenton 42, Union 40

~Owensville 64,  Montgomery Co 32

Borgia 62, Cardinal Ritter 41

^St. Clair 64, Lutheran South 45

~Hermann 57, Wright City 26

Washington 74, Wentzville Liberty 19

Tuesday, Jan. 27

Fulton SA at Barat    4:30 p.m.

~New Haven 42, Montgomery Co 34

*Bethel at Crosspoint    6:15 p.m.

~Chamois 61, Wright City 20

Wednesday, Jan. 28

^Pacific 62, Union 59 (OT)

Fulton SA at Thomas Jefferson    5 p.m.

^Lutheran South 54, Wentzville Liberty 40

~Owensville 54, New Haven 24

^Warrenton 51, Holt 44

~Chamois 50, Hermann 45

^Washington 54, St. Clair 31

Thursday, Jan. 29

*Notre Dame 50, Borgia 45

Friday, Jan. 30

^Seventh-place game — Union 66, Wentzville Liberty 31

~Consolation — Montgomery Co. vs. Wright City    5 p.m.

^Consolation — Lutheran South 55, Pacific 49

*Providence at Crosspoint    6 p.m.

Eagle Ridge at Fulton SA    6 p.m.

~Third-place game — Hermann vs. New Haven   6:30 p.m.

^Third-place game — Holt 63, St. Clair 49

~Championship — Owensville vs. Chamois   8 p.m.

^Championship — Washington 61 Warrenton 50

Monday, Feb. 2

#Borgia vs. Patriettes    4 p.m.

#Cardinal Ritter vs. Union    5:20 p.m.

De Soto at St. Clair    5:30 p.m.

Fulton SA at North County Christian    6 p.m.

#Washington vs. Parkway South    6:40 p.m.

Chamois at New Haven    7 p.m.

#Helias vs. Troy    8 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 3

*Crosspoint at Fulton SA    5 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 4

#Washington-Parkway South loser vs. Helias-Troy loser    4 p.m.

#Borgia-Patriettes loser vs. Cardinal Ritter-Union loser    5:20 p.m.

#Washington-Parkway South winner vs. Helias-Troy winner    6:40 p.m.

#Borgia-Patriettes winner vs. Cardinal Ritter-Union winner    8 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 5

*Pacific at St. James    6 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 6

Barat at Fulton SA    4:30 p.m.

*St. Clair at Sullivan    5:30 p.m.

*Rivers of Life at Crosspoint    5:30 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 7

#Seventh-place game    noon

#Consolation    1:30 p.m.

#Third-place game    3 p.m.

#Championship    4:30 p.m.

New Haven at Elsberry    5 p.m.

Monday, Feb. 9

*Hermann at Union    5:30 p.m.

*St. Clair at Pacific    5:30 p.m.

*Owensville at New Haven    6 p.m.

*St. Dominic at Borgia    6:45 p.m.

Crosspoint, Fulton SA at MAC Tny    TBA

Tuesday, Feb. 10

*Washington at Ft. Zumwalt South    5:30 p.m.

Crosspoint, Fulton SA at MAC Tny    TBA

^Washington Tournament

~Hermann Tournament

#Borgia Tournament


Tuesday, Jan. 27

*Pacific 42, St. Clair 33

Borgia 36, Hallsville 30

Helias 66, Borgia 21

Wednesday, Jan. 28

Borgia at Lutheran St. Charles    5 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 29

Summit 39, Union 34

Owensville 41, Pacific 38

Pacific 45, St. James 28

Friday, Jan. 30

St. Clair at DeSoto   5 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 31

Pacific at Hazelwood East Tny    9 a.m.

St. Clair at DeSoto 9 a.m.

Monday, Feb. 2

Borgia at O’Fallon Christian    5 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 3

Washington at Pacific    6 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 4

Borgia at AAA Tny    TBA

Thursday, Feb. 5

*Pacific at Union    6 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 7

Washington at Seckman Tny    9 a.m.

St. Clair at Francis Howell Central Inv    9:30 a.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 10

Pacific at Parkway Central Tri-Meet    5 p.m.

Girls Swimming

Tuesday, Jan. 20

Timberland 140, Washington 96, Ft. Zumwalt East 87

Thursday, Jan. 22

Oakville 120, Washington 115, University City 9, Mehlville 6

Saturday, Jan. 24

Washington 91, Borgia 80

Tuesday, Jan. 27

Washington 122, St. Charles West 46

Thursday, Jan. 29

Washington at Affton/Lutheran South    4:15 p.m.

Borgia at St. Dominic    8:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 3

Washington at McCluer North    3:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 4

Borgia at MICDS/Duchesne (Rec-Plex)    8:30 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 6

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

Tuesday, Feb. 10

Borgia at Nerinx Hall    4 p.m.

Washington at GAC Meet    TBA

Wednesday, Feb. 11

Washington at GAC Meet    TBA

Thursday, Feb. 12

Borgia at AAA Meet    TBA

Washington at GAC Meet    TBA

*Conference Games