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Posted: Friday, February 8, 2013 8:00 pm

Pick a Borgia boys basketball story line.

There have been plenty of them this week.

The Knights improved to (16-8, 6-2) with Archdiocesan Athletic Association wins this week over St. Dominic and Bishop DuBourg.

The St. Dominic win came in triple overtime, 51-49.

Thursday’s senior night victory was a comfortable 63-45 triumph over Bishop DuBourg.

“We had really good tempo in the first half,” Borgia Assistant Coach Bill Kimminau said. “We got some turnovers and easy buckets. We made them play a fullcourt game. We lost some intensity and focus in the second half.”

But the league wins are just one potential item to follow.

• Borgia Head Coach Dave Neier was at Tuesday’s game, but underwent successful surgery Wednesday and was scheduled to be released from the hospital Friday, according to team sources. He’s expected back on the bench for the district tournament. “We did the coaching by committee,” Kimminau said. “Stan (Westhoff), Luke (Meyer), Eric (Kimminau) and I kept talking the whole game about subs and defenses. We can’t wait to have Dave back on the bench.”

• The Knights have just one game remaining, Saturday’s AAA Showcase home game against O’Fallon Christian (6:30 p.m. tipoff) before working in practice to prepare for the upcoming district tournament.

“They’re a very athletic team,” Kimminau said. “I’m probably going to go and watch them tomorrow (Friday). I haven’t seen them yet. We’ve got to keep doing what we’re doing. We’ve got to play four full quarters of defense to have a chance to win.”

Tuesday’s 51-49 triple overtime win at St. Dominic provides several story lines by itself.

• Borgia won in triple overtime over the Crusaders, the longest Borgia game in years.

“That was amazing,” Kimminau said. “We had that won in regulation and we let it slip away. We could have given up, but we worked hard.”

• Senior Jordan Miller rebounded from being sick to score 34 points for the Knights in the contest. He hit 10 three-point baskets, breaking Bryce Dolan’s school record of nine three-point baskets in a single game.

“Jordan was unbelievable,” Kimminau said. “Even with the 10 three-point baskets he made, we set some great screens for him and ran some great sets to get him open and guys really did a good job to get him open. He did a great job knocking them down, too, in a tough place to shoot, too.”

Kimminau said Miller had been very ill.

“He didn’t go to school or play at Trinity on Monday,” Kimminau said. “On Tuesday, he was pretty pale and pretty weak. I think he was throwing up a few hours before the game, but he didn’t look like it, he played pretty well.”

• While it was Miller scoring most of the points, fellow senior Casey Kuchem quietly hit the winning shot in the closing seconds.

Kuchem scored nine points in the game with six rebounds, four assists and two blocked shots, including the winning shot with less than four seconds to play.

“Casey got the shot to win it,” Kimminau said.

• While he didn’t score, senior guard John Baumstark has remained a lightning rod in games against St. Dominic and Duchesne. Baumstark, who had two assists, two rebounds, two steals and a blocked shot, has become a Twitter sensation.

The art of “Baumstarking” (a pose he did for a senior photo) has been shot and reposted many times through social media sites.

Baumstark had been singled out by the St. Dominic and Duchesne cheering sections for “special treatment” in games against those teams.

Baumstark indicated St. Dominic student fans found an old photo of John and his girlfriend posing and used that to make fun of him at the team.

Baumstark found out about the expected harassment and decided to have fun with the situation, leading to students at several different schools getting involved in “Baumstarking.” Even Borgia President George Wingbermuehle showed support for the senior by posing in a “Baumstarking” position following Thursday’s home game.

“It was a lot of fun,” Kimminau said about the St. Dominic atmosphere. “It was a great atmosphere. Being in the conference with St. Dominic and Duchesne, those are great rivalries for us. I look for them to grow and grow. Kids from both sides got after it.”

And in the DuBourg victory:

• It was senior night and Borgia used its four seniors, Miller, Kuchem, Baumstark and River Filla, extensively. Those four combined for 38 points, 15 rebounds, 13 assists, seven steals and five blocked shots.

“All of the seniors did a great job,” Kimminau said. “River always plays hard. He did a nice job. All in all, it was a good senior night.”

• Borgia built up a 30-point lead in the third quarter and held on as the Cavaliers slowly cut it down to 18 by the time the game ended.

“Give DuBourg credit, too,” Kimminau said. “They worked hard.”

• DuBourg’s Joe Carr caught fire later in the game, leading the Cavaliers with 19 points. Ryan McCafferty was a factor early in the game with 12 total points.

“Carr is a good player,” Kimminau said. “He didn’t score in the first half. We let him drive around us way too easy in the second half.”

St. Dominic

The game took quite a bit to get going, but once the teams started to find the basket, it turned into one of the most thrilling games of the season.

Borgia led 8-7 after one quarter and 17-12 at the intermission.

The Knights were up 31-25 after three quarters.

Regulation play ended with the teams tied at 38-38.

Neither team scored in a defensive first overtime session and each squad scored five points in the second overtime period to leave it 43-43 going to the third session.

Borgia’s go-to player offensively was Miller. Despite his illness, he kept getting the ball and kept hitting the shots.

Overall, Jordan went 11-20 from the field, 10-16 from beyond the three-point arc. He also hit both of the free throws he attempted.

Overall, Borgia only tried four free throws in the game, hitting three of them.

Kuchem hit a five-foot shot for the winning points with just under four seconds to play. The officials put four seconds onto the clock after a St. Dominic timeout. The Crusaders had one last chance, but couldn’t connect.

Zac Schweissguth, a junior, scored five points in the game with five assists and three rebounds.

Junior Joe Helfrich netted three points with 10 rebounds, one assist and one steal.

Besides Baumstark, Borgia also got playing time from juniors Kevin Birk (one rebound) and Adam Meyer.

Michael Schneider led the Crusaders in scoring with 17 points while adding four rebounds and a blocked shot.

Alex Hagan scored 11 points with nine rebounds and two assists.

Emmett Wilmes netted eight points with eight rebounds, four blocked shots and a steal.

Brad Kummer checked in with seven points, four assists, four rebounds and a steal.

And Austin Merz closed with two points and two rebounds.

DuBourg

This wasn’t a competitive game for a very long time. DuBourg scored the first two points, but Borgia countered and led 18-11 after one quarter.

Using a senior-led offense, the Knights built the lead to 40-14 at the intermission and then went ahead 45-15 early in the third quarter for their biggest lead in the game.

The Knights held a 52-28 advantage after three quarters and ended up winning by 18 points, 63-45.

“We’re going to work on that,” Kimminau said. “We always talk about putting the hammer down and keep playing hard. We took a couple of quick shots. We lost focus in the second half and that’s something we need to work on and play four full quarters.”

Baumstark led the way with 14 points, four assists, three rebounds and three steals.

Schweissguth had 13 points. His other statistics were not available as of press time.

Miller followed with 12 points, four assists and two rebounds.

Kuchem concluded the game with eight points, five assists, five rebounds, three blocked shots and one steal.

Filla posted four points, five rebounds, three steals and two blocked shots.

Helfrich ended with four points, four rebounds, two assists and two steals.

Parker DuMontier scored three points. Other stats were not available.

Adam Meyer had three points, six rebounds, three steals, two blocked shots and an assist.

Birk scored two points with three assists and two rebounds.

Also playing were Tyler Breckenkamp (two rebounds), Collin Mantle (two steals and a rebound) and Alex Moss.

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Area Scoreboard

Boys Basketball

Friday, Jan. 2

Sullivan at Washington    7 p.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 6

Community Christian at Fulton SA    5:30 p.m.

Cardinal Ritter at Borgia    6:45 p.m.

*Crosspoint at Liberty Christian    7:30 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 8

Fulton SA at Bethel    6:30 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 9

*Borgia at St. Dominic    6:45 p.m.

*Ft. Zumwalt S at Washington    7 p.m.

*Crosspoint at Eagle Ridge    7:45 p.m.

Fulton SA at Calvary Lutheran Tny    TBA

Saturday, Jan. 10

&Borgia vs. Lutheran N    TBA

Fulton SA at Calvary Lutheran Tny    TBA

Monday, Jan. 12

%St. Charles vs. Bayless    6 p.m.

%Westminster vs. Washington    7:30 p.m.

Fulton SA at Providence    7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 13

%Borgia vs. St. Clair    6 p.m.

#South Callaway vs. North Callaway    6 p.m.

#Hermann vs. Russellville    6 p.m.

Heritage Classical at Crosspoint    7 p.m.

%Francis Howell Central vs. Union    7:30 p.m.

#Montgomery Co vs. New Bloomfield    7:30 p.m.

#Harrisburg vs. New Haven    7:30 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 15

#South Callaway-North Callaway loser vs. Montgomery Co-New Bloomfield loser    6 p.m.

#South Callaway-North Callaway winner vs. Montgomery Co-New Bloomfield winner    6 p.m.

Bethel at Fulton SA    6:30 p.m.

#Hermann-Russellville loser vs. Harrisburg-New Haven loser    7:30 p.m.

#Hermann-Russellville winner vs. Harrisburg-New Haven winner    7:30 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 16

%St. Charles-Bayless loser vs. Westminster-Washington loser    4 p.m.

%Borgia-St. Clair loser vs. Francis Howell Central-Union loser    5:30 p.m.

*Crosspoint at Community Christian    6:30 p.m.

%St. Charles-Bayless winner vs. Westminster-Washington winner    7 p.m.

Providence at Fulton SA    7 pm.

#Seventh-place game    7:30 p.m.

Consolation game    7:30 p.m.

%Borgia-St. Clair winner vs. Francis Howell Central-Union winner    8:30 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 17

%Seventh-place game    2:30 p.m.

#Third-place game    3:30 p.m.

%Consolation game    4 p.m.

%Third-place game    5:30 p.m.

#Championship game    6:30 p.m.

%Championship game    7 p.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 20

Fulton SA at Liberty Christian    6:30 p.m.

Crosspoint at CAGSL    7:30 p.m.

%Washington Tournament

#South Callaway Tournament

Girls Basketball

Friday, Dec. 26

Seckman Tournament

Northwest 43, Mehlville 42

Festus 58, Patriettes 13

Seckman 36, Oakville 28

Pacific 73, Carnahan 38

Saturday, Dec. 27

Seckman Tournament

Mehlville 39, Patriettes 35

Oakville 73, Carnahan 38

Festus 47, Northwest 30

Pacific 51, Seckman 33

Monday, Dec. 29

Seckman Tournament

Seventh-place game—Carnahan vs. Patriettes    1:30 p.m.

Third-place game—Seckman vs. Northwest    1:30 p.m.

Consolation game—Oakville vs. Mehlville    3 p.m.

Championship game—Pacific vs. Festus   3 p.m.

Rolla Tournament

St. Clair vs. Waynesville    3:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 30

Rolla Tournament

St. James-Sedalia loser vs. Waynesville-St.Clair loser    2 p.m.

St. James-Sedalia winner vs. Waynesville-St. Clair winner    5 p.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 31

Rolla Tournament

Consolation game    9 a.m.

Seventh-place game    9 a.m. at MS&T

Third-place game    12 p.m.

Championship game    3 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 2

Hermann at Washington    5:30 p.m.

New Haven at Bourbon    6 p.m.

Monday, Jan. 5

*Union at New Haven    6 p.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 6

*Holt at Washington    5:30 p.m.

*Crosspoint at Liberty Christian    5:30 p.m.

*Borgia at St. Dominic    6:45 p.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 7

Borgia at St. Clair    7 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 8

Fulton SA at Bethel    5 p.m.

Park Hills Central at Pacific    5:30 p.m.

Cuba at New Haven    6 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 9

*Ft. Zumwalt South at Washington    6 p.m.

*Crosspoint at Eagle Ridge    6:15 p.m.

Fulton SA at Calvary Lutheran Tny    TBA

Saturday, Jan. 10

Borgia vs. MICDS (St. Joseph’s Academy Shootout)    12:30 p.m.

Fulton SA at Calvary Lutheran Tny    TBA

Monday, Jan. 12

Lutheran South at St Clair    5:30 p.m.

Lindbergh at Pacific    5:30 p.m.

@Washington vs. Patriettes    5:30 p.m.

#Harrisburg vs. Russellville    6 p.m.

#New Bloomfield vs. Montgomery Co    6 p.m.

Fulton SA at Providence    6 p.m.

@Helias vs. Sullivan    7 p.m.

#North Callaway vs. New Haven    7:30 p.m.

#Hermann vs. South Callaway    7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 13

Pacific at Ursuline    4:30 p.m.

Ft. Zumwalt East at St. Clair    5:30 p.m.

Heritage Classical at Crosspoint    5:30 p.m.

@St. Charles West vs. Union    5:30 p.m.

@Borgia vs. Eureka    7 p.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 14

#Harrisburg-Russellville loser vs. North Callaway-New Haven loser    6 p.m.

#Harrisburg-Russellville winner vs. North Callaway-New Haven winner    6 p.m.

#New Bloomfield-Montgomery Co loser vs. Hermann-South Callaway loser    6 p.m.

#New Bloomfield-Montgomery Co winner vs. Hermann-South Callaway winner    6 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 15

Bethel at Fulton SA    5 p.m.

Northwest at St. Clair    5:30 p.m.

@Washington-Patriettes loser vs. Helias-Sullivan loser    5:30 p.m.

@St. Charles West-Union loser vs. Borgia-Eureka loser    7 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 16

@Washington-Patriettes winner vs. Helias-Sullivan winner    5:30 p.m.

Providence at Fulton SA    5:30 p.m.

#Seventh-place game    6 p.m.

#Consolation game    6 p.m.

@St. Charles West-Union winner vs. Borgia-Eureka winner    7 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 17

@Seventh-place game    1 p.m.

#Third-place game    2 p.m.

@Consolation game    2:30 p.m.

@Third-place game    4 p.m.

#Championship    5 p.m.

@Championship    5:30 p.m.

Monday, Jan. 19

*Owensville at St. Clair    5:30 p.m.

Union at Warrenton    6 p.m.

Montgomery Co at New Haven    6 p.m.

*Duchesne at Borgia    6:45 p.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 20

Fulton SA at Liberty Christian    5 p.m.

Parkway West at Pacific    5:30 p.m.

New Haven at Wellsville    5:30 p.m.

Crosspoint at CAGSL    6 p.m.

O’Fallon Christian at Borgia    6:45 p.m.

@Union Tournament

#South Callaway Tournament

Wrestling

Friday, Dec. 26

Union, Pacific at Hillsboro Tny    TBA

Saturday, Dec. 27

Union, Pacific at Hillsboro Tny    TBA

Monday, Dec. 29

Washington at Lindbergh Tny    TBA

Tuesday, Dec. 30

Washington at Lindbergh Tny    TBA

Wednesday, Jan. 7

*Ft. Zumwalt South at Washington     6 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 8

Washington at Granite City    4:30 p.m.

Borgia at Hancock Tri-Meet    5 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 9

Washington at GAC Championships    TBA

Saturday, Jan. 10

Washington at GAC Championships    TBA

Tuesday, Jan. 13

Union at Liberty Quad    5 p.m.

Washington at Warrenton    6 p.m.

*Sullivan at Pacific    6 p.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 14

*Washington at Holt/Ft. Zumwalt East    6 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 15

Westminster at Pacific    6 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 16

Union at Branson    5 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 17

Borgia at Owensville Tny    9 a.m.

Washington, Pacific at 141 Rumble    TBA

Union at Branson Tny    TBA

Tuesday, Jan. 20

*Washington at Ft. Zumwalt North    6 p.m.

Union at Sullivan/St. James/Warrenton    5 p.m.

Girls Swimming

Wednesday, Jan. 7

Borgia at Kennedy    6:30 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 9

Borgia/Washington at MICDS    4:15 p.m.

Monday, Jan. 12

Borgia at DuBourg    6 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 15

Washington at Clayton    4:15 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 16

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

Tuesday, Jan. 20

Washington at Ft. Zumwalt East/Timberland    3:30 p.m.

*Conference Games

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