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Posted: Wednesday, February 26, 2014 9:00 am

Winning on the road at Hermann Friday night, the Union Wildcats finished Four Rivers Conference action with two league wins.

Union (8-14, 2-5) finished its sweep of Gasconade County schools with a 68-62 win over Hermann Friday night.

“I was very proud of the fight in our kids,” Union Head Coach Chris Simmons said. “We did not play perfect, but we made the plays we needed to make to win the game. Everybody stepped up and made big plays on the offensive end and defensively, it was a complete team effort.”

Hermann opened with a 16-9 lead after one quarter, but the Wildcats led 37-33 at the half and 52-48 after three quarters.

Leading Union’s scoring effort was junior Nick Ziegler, who netted 24 points with four rebounds, three assists and three steals.

Junior Tanner Bunch netted 11 points with three assists and a steal.

Senior Brian Borgmann scored 10 points and added eight rebounds, three blocked shots and one assist.

Freshman Ethan Hughes ended with eight points, one assist and one rebound

Sophomore Dillon Breeden finished with seven points, three rebounds and two assists.

Junior Kevin Curran scored six points with seven rebounds, one assist and a blocked shot.

And junior Andrei Ciot scored two points with three assists and two rebounds.

“Overall, we still have a lot of things to get better at but I was proud of our kids because of how they fought and handled pressure down the stress,” Simmons said.

Matthew Hug led Hermann in scoring with 16 points.

Josh Oetterer and Craig Winkelmann scored 12 points apiece and Josh Schannuth added 10 points.

Garrett Leimkuehler ended with six points, Collin Hart added four and Jordan Leicht closed with two points.

Festus

The Wildcats lost Monday night to Festus, 64-59. Union led 14-12 after one quarter, but trailed 29-25 at the half and 47-38 after three quarters.

“It was not a very pretty game,” Simmons said. “We had our chances late in the game to pull it out, but we just couldn’t get it done tonight. We made some costly mistakes in the third quarter and got down by nine until the fourth when we went on a 10-0 run to take the lead with about four minutes to go. We have been nails this year with the lead late in games but today we missed some chippy shots in around the bucket late and then we had to foul late.”

Four Wildcats hit double digits points in the game.

Ziegler led the team with 20 points, Hughes added 15, Breeden scored 13 and Borgmann added 11. Hughes had seven rebounds while Breeden and Borgmann each had six. Ziegler posted four assists.

“Dillon Breeden and Ethan Hughes played the best game of their careers,” Simmons said.

Last week, Union defeated Windsor Wednesday, 40-38. The Wildcats fell Tuesday in Four Rivers Conference action to Sullivan, 54-45.

Windsor

Union held a 17-14 lead at halftime against the Owls and had to fight to come back in the closing minutes.

“We did not shoot well, we did not execute well, and we struggled to score,” Simmons said. “But, once again, the game changed late when our defense was taken up a notch. We were down 35-30 with three minutes to go and finished the game on a 10-3 run to win. It was not pretty but to finish like we did in a tough situation, I was very proud of our kids. We are getting better.”

Ziegler led Union’s attack with 12 points and added five rebounds.

Borgmann scored nine points and pulled down six rebounds.

Other scorers were Bunch with eight points, Ciot with four, Hughes with three and Breeden and Curran with two points apiece.

Sullivan

Facing the Sullivan Eagles for the first time since the St. James Tournament, Union gave the Eagles all they could handle.

Sullivan led 32-22 at the half, but Union cut the deficit to 41-38 after three quarters.

“We played our tails off,” Simmons said. “I was so proud of how we battled. They got up early on us and then we came out in the second half and really just played tougher and meaner than we have all year. We played within ourselves but just would not go away. We cut it down to three and then they made two consecutive threes to space it back out. I was so proud of how we competed. We just got after it.”

Ryan Juergens led the Eagles in scoring with 19 points and two steals.

Justin Biermann ended with 12 points, seven assists, seven rebounds and three steals.

Chris Erxleben scored eight points. Heath Schatz scored six points with nine rebounds, four assists, two blocked shots and one steal.

Michael McDermott scored four points, Logan Hoffman ended with three and Brent Davis scored two points.

Union was led by Borgmann, who scored 13 points with 11 rebounds and four blocked shots.

“Brian played probably his best game of his career,” Simmons said. “He played strong and under control while anchoring our defense. Everything started with our intensity on defense.”

Simmons gave credit to Curran and Breeden for their defensive effort in the game.

“Kevin and Dillon really set the tone up top defensively and totally changed the game with their activity,” Simmons said. “While they may not show up in the scorebook, they really changed the game. It was a total team effort.”

Two other Wildcats also reached double digits in scoring.

Ziegler scored 14 points to lead Union’s scorers. He was 4-6 from the field.

Hughes netted 10 points.

Other scorers were Breeden with six points and Ciot with two points.

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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 vs. Daniel Boone Post 262, 5 p.m.

G2 Jefferson City Post 5 vs. Hannibal Post 55, 8 p.m.

Friday, July 25

G3 St. Charles Post 312 vs. G1 winner, 5 p.m.

G4 G1 loser vs. G2 loser, 8 p.m.

Saturday, July 26

G5 G2 winner vs. G3 winner, 10 a.m.

G6 G3 loser vs. G4 winner, 4 p.m.

G7 G5 loser vs. G6 winner, 7 p.m.

Sunday, July 27

G8 Championship — G5 winner vs. G7 winner, 1 p.m.

G9 If-Needed Game — G8 winner vs. G8 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 Springfield Glendale vs. Jackson, 3 p.m.

G2 Sedalia vs. Eureka, 5:30 p.m.

Friday, June 25

G3 Washington vs. G1 winner, noon

G4 G1 loser vs. G2 loser, 2:30 p.m.

G5 G2 winner vs. G3 winner, 5 p.m.

G6 G3 loser vs. G4 winner, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, June 26

G7 G5 loser vs. G6 winner, 1 p.m.

G8 Championship — G5 winner vs. G7 winner, 3:30 p.m.

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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