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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

Area Sports Schedule

American Legion Baseball

Ninth District Senior Legion Tournament

Thursday, July 17

At Westhoff Park

G1 (1) West 11, (8) Pacific 1

G2 (4) St. Charles 17, (5) Elsberry 2

At St. Peters Rec-Plex

G3 (3) Washington 4, (6) Wentzville 0

G4 (2) Daniel Boone 8, (7) St. Peters 2

Friday, July 18

At St. Peters Rec-Plex

G5 Elsberry 8, Pacific 3

G6 St. Peters 9, Wentzville 1

At Westhoff Park

G7 St. Charles 4, West 1

G8 Daniel Boone 7, Washington 4

Saturday, July 19

At St. Peters Rec-Plex

G9 Washington 9, Elsberry 4

G10 West 9, St. Peters 6

G12 West 14, Washington 1

At Westhoff Park

G11 St. Charles def. Daniel Boone (fft)

Sunday, July 20

Rest at Westhoff Park

G13 Championship — West 2, St. Charles 1 (13 innings)

Monday, July 21

G14 If-Needed Game — St. Charles 13, West 11

Zone 1 Senior Legion Tournament

At Lindenwood University, St. Charles

Thursday, July 24

G1 West 13, Daniel Boone Post 262 8

G2 Jefferson City Post 5 11, Hannibal Post 55 2

Friday, July 25

G3 West 11, St. Charles Post 312 1

G4 Daniel Boone 10, Hannibal 2

Saturday, July 26

G5 Jefferson City 9, West 2

G6 St. Charles 11, Daniel Boone 10

G7 West 6, St. Charles 2

Sunday, July 27

G8 Championship — West 11, Jefferson City 0

G9 If-Needed Game — Jefferson City 14, West 12

Jefferson City advances to state tournament in Sedalia.

Senior Legion State Tournament

At Liberty Park, Sedalia

Thursday, July 31

G1 Jefferson City Post 5 11, Lee’s Summit Post 189 Aux. Outlaws 2

G2 Festus Post 253 9, Joplin Miners 2

Friday, Aug. 1

G3 Jefferson City vs. Festus, noon

G4 Lee’s Summit vs. Joplin, 3 p.m.

G5 G3 loser vs. G4 winner, 6 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 2

G6 Championship — G3 winner vs. G5 winner, 1 p.m.

G7 If-needed game — G6 winner vs. G6 loser, 4 p.m.

Ninth District Junior Legion Tournament

Tuesday, July 8

At Union High School

G1 (1) Elsberry 3, (8) New Haven 0

At Ronsick Field

G4 (3) Washington 7, (6) Wentzville 1

G4 (2) Union 8, (7) Hannibal 1

At St. Peters Rec-Plex

G2 (5) St. Peters 8, (4) St. Charles 6

Wednesday, July 9

At New Haven

G5 Wentzville 4, New Haven 0

G6 St. Charles 8, Hannibal 7 (9 innings)

At Ronsick Field

G7 St. Peters 5, Elsberry 2

G8 Washington 2, Union 1

Remainder at Ronsick Field

Thursday, July 10

G9 Union 7, Wentzville 1

G10 Elsberry 3, St. Charles 2

Friday, July 11

G11 Washington 12, St. Peters 11 (10 innings)

G12 Elsberry 6, Union 3

Saturday, July 12

G13 Elsberry 4, St. Peters 3

G14 Championship — Washington 3, Elsberry 1

Washington wins district, to host Zone 1 Tournament at Borgia. Schedule below.

Junior Legion Zone 1 Tournament

At Borgia

Thursday, June 17

G1 Elsberry Post 226 10, Chillicothe Post 25 2

Friday, June 18

G2 Washington Post 218 5, Elsberry 1

G3 Chillicothe 5, Elsberry 4

Saturday, June 19

G4 Championship — Washington 16, Chillicothe 0 (5 innings)

Washington advances to State Tournament in Jackson.

Junior Legion State Tournament

At Jackson

Thursday, July 24

G1 Jackson 3, Springfield Glendale 2

G2 Eureka 7, Sedalia 0

Friday, June 25

G3 Jackson 8, Washington 3

G4 Springfield Glendale 8, Sedalia 3

G5 Jackson 4, Eureka 2

G6 Washington 8, Springfield Glendale 0

Saturday, June 26

G7 Eureka 11, Washington 10 (9 innings)

G8 Championship — Jackson 7, Eureka 6

Jackson advances to Regional Tournament in Leavenworth, Kan.

Sunday, June 27

G9 If-Needed Game — G8 winner vs. G8 loser, 1 p.m.

Freshman Legion Ninth District Tournament

Tuesday, July 8

At Elsberry Legion Field

G1 (1) St. Charles 7, (8) St. Peters 0

G2 (4) Elsberry-Winfield 4, (5) Wentzville 3

At Elsberry Khoury League Field

G3 (3) Hannibal 3, (6) Warrenton 2

G4 (2) Washington 10, (7) West 1

Wednesday, July 9

At Elsberry Khoury League Field

G5 St. Peters 17, Warrenton 6

G6 Wentzville 5, West 4

At Elsberry Legion Field

G7 St. Charles 10, Elsberry-Winfield 2

G8 Washington 3, Hannibal 0

Remainder at Elsberry Legion Field

Thursday, July 10

G9 St. Peters 11, Hannibal 9

G10 Elsberry-Winfield 13, Wentzville 4

Friday, July 11

G12 Elsberry-Winfield 8, St. Peters 3

G11 Washington 6, St. Charles 0, 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, July 12

G13 St. Charles 10, Elsberry-Winfield 1

G14 Championship — St. Charles 5, Washington 2

Sunday, July 13

G15 If-Needed Game — St. Charles 2, Washington 0

Missouri Freshman

Legion State Tournament

At Rotary Recreational

Complex - Ronsick Field

Wednesday, July 16

G1 Creve Coeur Post 397 16, St. Robert Post 331 2

G2 Ste. Genevieve Post 150 4, St. Charles Post 312 0

G3 Jackson Post 158 1, vs. Springfield Glendale Merchants 0

G4 Washington Post 218 9, Eureka Post 177 4

Thursday, July 17

G5 Springfield Glendale 11, St. Robert 1 (St. Robert eliminated)

G6 St. Charles 10, Eureka 2 (Eureka eliminated)

G7 Ste. Genevieve 4, Creve Coeur 2

G8 Washington 12, Jackson 10

Friday, July 18

G9 Jackson 12, Springfield Glendale 0 (Springfield Glendale eliminated)

G10 Creve Coeur 8, St. Charles 3 (St. Charles eliminated)

G11 Ste. Genevieve 3, Washington 2

G12 Creve Coeur 11, Jackson 7 (Jackson eliminated)

Saturday, July 19

G13 Washington 8, Creve Coeur 3 (Creve Coeur eliminated)

G14 Championship—Washington 5, Ste. Genevieve 2

Sunday, July 20

G15 Championship Game 2—Washington 3, Ste. Genevieve 0

Great Midwest Football League

July 19

Missouri Cyclones 34, Illinois Justice 0

Swim Team Schedules

Washington Swim Team

Date    Opponent    Time/Result

6-9    at Oaks Landing    Washington 192-100

6-16    Westglen    Washington 259-206

6-23    at Fox Creek    Washington 311-225

6-30    at Chadwick    Chadwick 264-258

7-7    Cherry Hills    Washington 291-140

7-11 at Division Meet, Westminster Christian First

Pacific Swim Team

Date    Opponent    Time/Result

6-9    Lake of the Woods    LOtW 176-130

6-16    at Union    Union 289-220

6-23    Bridle Creek    Pacific 371-124

6-30    at Arbor Oaks    Pacific 282-241

7-7    at Indian Hills    Cancelled, weather

7-12    Division Meet    First

Union Swim Team

Date    Opponent    Time/Result

6-9    at Arbor Oaks    Union 180-120

6-16    Pacific    Union 289-220

6-23    at Lake of the Woods    LoTW 312-201

6-30    Indian Hills    Union 322-275

7-7    Bridle Creek    PPD

7-12    at Division Meet, Pacific    Third

Pacific Diving Team

Date    Opponent    Time

6-14    at MAC West    MAC West 40-30

6-21    at Lindgate    Lindgate

6-28    at Cool Dell    9 a.m.

7-13    at Championships    8 a.m.

*Indicates League Games

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