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Posted: Wednesday, December 25, 2013 10:00 pm

Controlling the majority of the game, the Borgia basketball Lady Knights captured the Peoples Bank Holiday Classic championship Friday over host Sullivan, 48-31.

“It was a good performance,” Borgia Head Coach Stacia Parsell said. “We just kept extending that lead. We did a good job putting enough pressure on Sullivan so that they were uncomfortable when they usually would go on a run.”

Borgia (4-1) scored the last seven points of the first quarter to take an 11-4 lead after one quarter and never looked back.

The Lady Knights led Sullivan (5-1) at the half, 19-11, and after three quarters, 30-18.

“We lost to them three times last year, so we really wanted to come back and just get the win today,” Borgia senior Emily Grahl said.

The Lady Eagles struggled against Borgia’s pressure, turning the ball over 22 times to Borgia’s 12 turnovers. Sullivan struggled from the field, hitting 13 of 47 attempts (2-19 from three-point range). Borgia was 14-38 from the floor and 1-9 from beyond the arc.

“We took real good care of the ball,” Borgia senior Janie Arand said. “Our trap was pretty successful and caused some unforced turnovers.”

Borgia was able to seal the win at the free-throw line, hitting 19 of 29 attempts. Sullivan advanced to the charity stripe nine times, sinking only three.

“Sullivan didn’t shoot very well tonight,” Parsell said. “We know when we see them again, they will shoot better and they will be ready to handle the pressure.”

Led by all-tournament selections Arand and sophomore Megan Jensen, Borgia played a controlled style of basketball to maintain the lead throughout the contest.

“It was a good team win,” Jensen said. “We all worked really hard in there and we’re happy with the outcome.”

Arand, a member of the first team, scored 13 points while pulling down seven rebounds and adding four steals. She went 6-7 from the free-throw line and hit one three-point basket.

“It’s real exciting to win the title,” Arand said. “Last year, we didn’t even have the chance to play for a championship in a tournament and this year, we won our first tournament. That’s really exciting.”

Arand ended the tournament five points away from 1,000 for her career and likely will reach that mark Thursday, Jan. 2, when Borgia hosts Bishop DuBourg in a makeup game.

“It’s hard for her to score against teams like this,” Parsell said. “She did a really good job defensively. There are a lot of times she came down with rebounds that she wouldn’t have gotten last year. She’s just playing with a lot of confidence and a lot of ease. She doesn’t get too upset or frazzled. She keeps under control and that keeps everyone else under control.”

Jensen, a second-team pick, was a force near the basket, scoring 11 points with 10 rebounds. She also had two steals.

“I gave her a hard time after Monday’s game and this has been something of a turning point for her,” Parsell said. “I told her she deserves to be on the all-tournament team. She does an excellent job and works her tail off and just pounds away on the inside without complaining. She’s going to just get better.”

Jensen was motivated after Monday’s game.

“It’s just putting my mind to it and working hard in practice,” Jensen said. “It will come. I’m hoping to continue it.”

Sophomore super sub Kaylee Heggemann had another big game for the Lady Knights as well, scoring 13 points with four steals, two rebounds and one assist.

“She’s grown up this week,” Parsell said. “The first couple of games, she was trying to figure out what her role is. I think we’re going to see her improve night in and night out. She makes a difference in everything she does.”

Grahl scored five points with four steals, two assists and one rebound.

“These girls are great,” Grahl said. “I know I always can rely on them. Wherever I look, they will be there to receive a pass.”

Junior Molly Arand recorded five points with two rebounds, two steals and one assist.

Junior Cassandra Halsted added one point, one rebound and one steal.

“She just goes in and does her job,” Parsell said.

Juniors Holly Swartz and Josie Krawitz and sophomore Allison Stapel played the final minute.

“I thought we were pretty composed and we all did what we needed to do,” Janie Arand said.

Borgia recorded 17 steals in the game to seven for Sullivan. Sullivan outrebounded the Lady Knights, 38-26.

Senior Sierra Pryor, MVP of last year’s Peoples Bank Holiday Classic, led the Lady Eagles in scoring with 10 points to go with three rebounds, two assists and a steal.

Senior Taylor Lucas, who made the all-tournament first team, scored six points while pulling down 10 rebounds. She also had two steals and one assist.

Senior guard Tessa Johanning hit both of the three-point baskets for Sullivan. She ended with six points, four rebounds and one assist.

Senior Aley Lucas, an all-tournament second team selection, scored five points with six rebounds, two assists and two steals.

Junior Megan Brandt added four points, two rebounds, one assist and one steal.

Also playing for Sullivan were junior Kaitlynn Hill (five rebounds and a blocked shot), senior Hannah Mincemeyer (one assist, one rebound and one steal) and junior Skylar Evans (three rebounds).

As Borgia and Sullivan played three times last season in tournaments, it’s highly likely the two teams could match up again.

“We’ve got to keep working hard in practice,” Janie Arand said. “We’ll just worry about our next game from there.”

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Area Scoreboard

62nd Annual Borgia Pepsi Thanksgiving Tournament

Blue Division

Pool 1

McCluer North

Normandy

Carnahan

Pool 2

Cardinal Ritter

Pacific

Rockwood Summit

Gold Division

Pool 1

CBC

Soldan

Washington

Pool 2

Borgia

North Tech

Union

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.

Wrestling

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

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