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Posted: Friday, January 11, 2013 6:45 pm

Playing on the consolation side of the Washington Tournament bracket is unfamiliar territory for the Borgia Knights basketball team.

The third-seeded Knights got there with an opening round loss Tuesday to sixth-seeded Francis Howell Central 55-47, but bounced back Thursday in the consolation semifinals with a 64-43 victory over seventh-seeded Ft. Zumwalt East.

Borgia (7-6) takes on fourth-seeded St. Charles (11-5) in the consolation game Saturday at 4 p.m.

“We needed a win here after losing a few. Not that we’ve played terrible, but we haven’t been good enough to win,” said Borgia Head Coach Dave Neier. “St. Charles has a nice team. They shoot the ball outside and are very aggressive taking the ball to the basket. Defensively, they really get after it. Hopefully we’ll be prepared for it.”

Friday’s championship semifinals feature top-seeded Washington (11-4) against fifth-seeded Bayless (9-3) at 6 p.m. followed by Howell Central (5-8) against second-seeded Westminster (7-5) at 7:30 p.m.

The third-place game is scheduled for Saturday at 5:30 p.m. The championship contest follows at 7 p.m.

Ft. Zumwalt East

Borgia dominated the final 19 minutes of the game against Ft. Zumwalt East (4-8) to register the victory.

The Knights trailed 22-12 with 3:44 remaining in the second quarter, but outscored the Lions 52-21 for the remainder of the game, including 40-16 in the second half.

“It just felt good to get a win. Our kids got a little more confident in the second half and a little more aggressive,” Neier said. “We got the ball to the basket and pushed the ball up the court. When you get easier shots, that helps to lead to better offense. We got more confidence with all of our shots.”

After missing the first-round game with a rib injury, Jordan Miller returned to the lineup and led a balanced Borgia attack with 14 points, 10 in the second half.

Joe Helfrich finished the game with 13 points. Zachary Schweissguth added 11 points, 10 in the second half.

Casey Kuchem pitched in with nine points. John Baumstark netted eight points.

River Filla registered three points. Kevin Birk and Adam Meyer both scored two points. Tyler Breckenkamp and Collin Mantle both had one point.

After the score was tied 10-10 after one quarter, East’s Brett Sugar hit a half court shot to end the first half and give the Lions a 27-24 lead.

That play had no affect on the Knights, who controlled the second half, leading 44-36 after three quarters.

“In the second half, it seems like we were hustling better and getting after it harder. And that makes such a big difference,” Neier said. “Just the demeanor of the team. We felt confident in the second half and really went after it to win the ballgame.”

Howell Central

Borgia opened the tournament with the loss to Howell Central.

Once trailing by 10 points midway through the second quarter, Borgia tied the game 38-38 with 7:43 left in the fourth period, but couldn’t gain the lead.

Borgia played without Miller, who had a rib injury.

“You can’t use that as an excuse. Our kids played hard. We just didn’t have quite the focus it takes to beat a pretty good team,” Neier said. “They did a good job finding the open man. We knew the (Ryan) Howard kid outside was pretty tough and their best three-point shooter. We let him get open. Any time he got one, it seemed like it was at a crucial time. We would climb back into it and then all of a sudden he gets open for a three-pointer. It just takes more focus than what we had.”

Ryan Howard knocked down four three-pointers and finished with 16 points. Derrick Puni also scored 16 points and grabbed nine rebounds for the Spartans.

Helfrich led Borgia with 12 points. Schweissguth gave the Knights a spark with 11 points, five rebounds and three assists.

“Zach has really picked it up and helped us on offense in the last couple of games. He ended up with 13 points against Chaminade,” Neier said. “With Jordan back, hopefully we’ll have more of an offensive threat with Zach shooting the ball well.”

Baumstark collected eight points, three rebounds and two assists.

Kuchem added seven points, eight rebounds and three assists.

Meyer registered six points and three rebounds. Filla had three points and five rebounds. Birk grabbed three rebounds. Breckenkamp and Alex Moss also played.

Howell Central held leads of 19-12 after one quarter, 27-26 at halftime and 38-36 after three quarters.

“We have to find some kids who want to shoot from the outside and can knock down some shots for us,” Neier said. “We have some kids who do that in practice. It has to carry over into games. Hopefully that will start to happen.”

Westminster-FZE

Defending tournament champion Westminster defeated Ft. Zumwalt East in Tuesday’s other first-round contest, 73-57.

Jack Dohr paced the Wildcats with 18 points. Grant Koby added 16 points. Shane Benes had 10 points.

The Lions were led by Ryan March, who scored 12 points. Tyrie Thomas added 10 points.

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Area Scoreboard

Football

Week 10 Schedule Playoff Round 1

Friday, Oct. 24

Washington at Battle    7 p.m.

Kennedy at Borgia    7 p.m.

Pacific at Union    7 p.m.

Priory at Sullivan    7 p.m.

Salem at St. James    7 p.m.

Southern Boone at Owensville    7 p.m.

Transportation and Law at Hermann    7 p.m.

Moberly at Warrenton    7 p.m.

Wright City at O’Fallon Christian    7 p.m.

Jefferson at Cuba    7 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 25

St. Clair at Westminster    2:30 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 17

Francis Howell N 24, Washington 20

Westminster 35, Borgia 14

*Union 35, Hermann 32

*St. Clair 26, Owensville 12

*Pacific 34, St. James 22

Helias 56, Sullivan 3

Ft. Zumwalt East 42, Warrenton 0

*Clopton-Elsberry 20, Wright City 0

Saturday, Oct. 18

Hogan Prep 49, Cuba 6

Friday, Oct. 10

Holt 21, Washington 14

Borgia 42, St. Clair 7

Union 68, St. James 20

Hermann 32, Pacific 24 (OT)

Sullivan 38, Owensville 12

Orchard Farm 28, Warrenton 3

Wright City 22, North Callaway 18

Father Tolton 35, Cuba 0

Softball

Sectional Games

Wednesday, Oct. 15

Bolivar 17, Sullivan 2

Mexico 5, Warrenton 4

Thursday, Oct. 16

Pacific 12, Rosati-Kain 0

Saturday, Oct. 18

Quarterfinal — De Soto 5, Pacific 2

District Tournaments

Softball

Class 4 District 4

Wednesday, Oct. 8

(4) Northwest 11, (5) Rolla 3

Saturday, Oct. 11

(1) Lafayette 3, Northwest 1

(2) Eureka 4, (3) Washington 0

Monday, Oct. 13

Championship — Eureka 5, Lafayette 0

Class 3 District 3

At Lutheran South

Wednesday, Oct. 8

(4) Affton 3, (5) Bishop DuBourg 2

(3) Pacific 21, (6) Bayless 0

Sunday, Oct. 12

(1) Lutheran South 11, Affton 1

Pacific 1, (2) Notre Dame 0

Championship — Pacific 2, Lutheran South 1

Class 3 District 7

At St. Dominic

Wednesday, Oct. 8

(4) Borgia 9, (5) Wentzville Liberty 8

(3) Winfield 15, (6) O’Fallon Christian 1

Saturday, Oct. 11

At Borgia

(1) St. Dominic 12, Borgia 3

(2) Warrenton 11, Winfield 2

Championship — Warrenton 1, St. Dominic 0

Class 3 District 9

At Sullivan

Wednesday, Oct. 8

(4) St. James 12, (5) Owensville 3

(3) Sullivan 11, (6) St. Clair 1

Saturday, Oct. 11

At Union High School

St. James 10, (1) Union 5

Sullivan 5 (2) Salem 4 (8 innings)

Championship — Sullivan 11, St. James 6

Class 2 District 10

At New Bloomfield

Wednesday, Oct. 8

(4) New Bloomfield 5, (5) Belle 0

(3) South Callaway 9, (6) Hermann 0

Saturday, Oct. 11

South Callaway 7, (2) Linn 2

(1) Fatima 6, New Bloomfield 1

Championship — Fatima 7, South Callaway 4

Class 1 District 4

At Community R6, Laddonia

Wednesday, Oct. 8

(4) Wellsville-Middletown 8, (5) New Haven 2

(3) Van-Far 4, (6) Community R6 2

Saturday, Oct. 11

(1) Clopton 13, Wellsville 0

(2) Silex 10, Van-Far 0

Championship — Silex 3, Clopton 0

Volleyball

District Tournaments

Class 4 District 3

At Rockwood Summit

Monday, Oct. 20

(4) Eureka def. (5) Pacific 25-9, 25-16

(2) Northwest def. (7) Parkway South, 25-18, 25-12

(3) Washington def. (6) Rockwood Summit, 25-21, 25-15

Tuesday, Oct. 21

(1) Lafayette def. Eureka, 17-25, 25-14, 25-19

Northwest def. Washington, 25-22, 25-18

Championship — Lafayette def. Northwest, 25-19, 25-20

Class 3 District 8

At Union

Monday, Oct. 20

(5) St. Clair def. (4) Union, 25-20, 25-22

(2) Sullivan def. (7) Salem, 25-7, 25-8

(3) Owensville def. (6) St. James, 14-25, 25-16, 25-19

Tuesday, Oct. 21

(1) Borgia def. St. Clair, 25-10, 25-6

Sullivan def. Owensville, 25-20, 20-25, 25-20

Championship — Borgia def. Sullivan, 25-7, 25-10

Class 2 District 6

At Lutheran St. Charles

Monday, Oct. 20

(4) Barat def. (5) Wright City, 25-16, 24-26, 25-22

(2) Hermann def. (7) Bowling Green, 25-12, 25-18

(3) Whitfield def. (6) Montgomery County, 25-23, 25-17

Tuesday, Oct. 21

(1) Lutheran St. Charles def. Barat, 25-10, 25-9

Whitfield def. Hermann, 23-25, 25-23, 25-15

Championship — Lutheran St. Charles def. Whitfield, 25-18, 25-14

Class 1 District 9

At Calvary Lutheran, Jefferson City

Monday, Oct. 20

(4) Smithton def. (5) Otterville, 25-12, 25-10

(3) Chamois def. (6) Bunceton, 25-23, 25-18

Tuesday, Oct. 21

(1) New Haven def. Smithton, 25-5, 25-7

(2) Calvary Lutheran def. Chamois, 25-14, 25-11

Thursday, Oct. 23

Championship — New Haven def. Calvary Lutheran, 25-9, 25-16

Sectional Matches Saturday, Oct. 25

Class 3

At Villa Duchesne

Villa Duchesne vs. St. Dominic, 3 p.m.

Borgia vs. Duchesne, 4:30 p.m.

Championship, 6 p.m.

Class 1

At New Haven

New Haven vs. Liberal, 3 p.m.

Green Ridge vs. Osceola, 4:30 p.m.

Championship, 6 p.m.

Boys Soccer

Saturday, Oct. 18

Washington 1, Borgia 0 (Penalty kicks)

Monday, Oct. 20

Washington 3, Sullivan 0

Fatima 3, Union 0

Pacific 6, De Soto 1

Tuesday, Oct. 21

ECC 4, Central Methodist JV 1

Fulton SA at Calvary Lutheran    4:30 p.m.

Union 3, Warrenton 0

Hancock 7, St. Clair 0

Rockwood Summit 2, Pacific 1 (PKs)

Bayless 3, Borgia 2 (2OT)

Wednesday, Oct. 22

St. Clair 2, Valley Park 0

Lutheran S 2, Washington 0

Windsor 4, Union 1

*Pacific 2, St. James 0

Thursday, Oct. 23

Ft. Zumwalt W 2, Washington 0

Belle 1, St. James 0

Borgia 1, Fatima 0

Pacific 6, St. Clair 0

District Tournaments

Class 4 District 8

At Washington

Monday, Oct. 27

(1) Timberland vs. (4) Washington, 5 p.m.

(2) Troy vs. (3) Holt, 7 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 29

Championship, 5 p.m.

Class 3 District 3

At Rockwood Summit

Monday, Oct. 27

(2) Rockwood Summit vs. (3) Pacific, 5 p.m.

(1) Webster Groves vs. (4) Windsor, 7 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 29

Championship, 6 p.m.

Class 3 District 9

At Union

Monday, Oct. 27

(1) Camdenton vs. (4) Union, 5 p.m.

(2) Helias vs. (3) Rolla, 7 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 29

Championship, 6 p.m.

Class 2 District 7

At Winfield

Tuesday, Oct. 28

(1) Borgia vs. (4) Winfield, 4:30 p.m.

(2) O’Fallon Christian vs. (3) Elsberry, 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 29

Championship, 5 p.m.

Cross Country

Saturday, Oct. 25

Borgia at Clayton Inv    9 a.m.

Washington at Class 4 District, Parkway Central, TBA

Boys Swimming

Thursday, Oct. 23

Borgia 105, Trinity 105, Lutheran/Christian 42

Saturday, Oct. 25

Borgia at MICDS Inv    7 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 28

Washington at GAC Meet    TBA

Wednesday, Oct. 29

*Borgia at Trinity    TBA

Washington at GAC Meet    TBA

*Conference Games

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