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Posted: Friday, February 1, 2013 6:00 pm

During the past 24 years of the Borgia Girls Basketball Tournament, the host Lady Knights have pulled off a number of upsets.

But Wednesday’s semifinal against top-seeded Parkway South will have to go into the near-miss category.

“We had opportunities to stay in this game,” Borgia Head Coach Stacia Parsell said. “We missed layups and a couple of free throws, all the little things you need to do to knock off a No. 1 seed in a tournament. It just didn’t go the way we needed it to go tonight. When we had opportunities, we would turn the ball over two or three possessions in a row and give them more opportunities. You just can’t do that against a team like that.”

The top-seeded Lady Patriots (16-3) held off fourth-seeded Borgia (13-5), 51-42.

Borgia actually led after one quarter, 15-13.

After Parkway South bounced back to lead at the intermission, 25-18.

“I thought we handled it well until the last minute and a half of the first half and things fell apart on us,” Parsell said.

Borgia rallied to tie the game at 31-31 on a pair of Katie Lindemann free throws with 3:13 to play in the third quarter.

But the Lady Patriots went on a six-point run to close out the quarter at 37-31.

“We never let it get out of hand,” Parsell said. “We never let them get a huge lead. I still think we can play better. We’re not overreaching. This is something we can do.”

Parkway South built the lead up to double digits in the fourth quarter before Borgia fought back to make the final margin nine points on a three-point basket by Janie Arand.

“They have a lot of size and a lot of strength,” Parsell said. “I really felt my kids did everything we asked them to do. They stayed in this game when they probably shouldn’t have been in it. They just came out and worked so hard. We’re getting closer and closer to putting a complete game together.”

Borgia plays Helias, a 49-36 loser to Troy in the other semifinal, Saturday at 2:30 p.m. in the third-place contest.

Saturday’s game is a rematch of last year’s Borgia Tournament championship game and the first meeting this season. The teams played three times last year.

“There isn’t an easy team in this tournament,” Parsell said. “It’s going to be a good game again.”

Parkway South faces the tournament’s shock team, Troy. The sixth-seeded Trojanettes have taken down third-seeded Union and second-seeded Helias so far in the tournament.

Borgia was led in scoring by Arand, who netted 20 points while going 6-15 from the field, 3-7 from beyond the three-point arc and 5-6 from the free-throw line. She also had four rebounds, one assist and one steal.

Arand scored seven points in the first quarter, seven in the third and six in the final eight minutes of action.

Next in the scoring column for Borgia was Katie Lindemann with eight points. She also had six rebounds and two steals while playing against bigger Parkway South interior players.

“Katie had two fouls early in the second quarter,” Parsell said. “That’s a lot of our strength sitting on the bench for a long time. Katie means so much to us on both ends of the floor and makes so much of a difference.”

Molly Arand contributed six points, three assists and two rebounds.

Cassandra Hasted scored five points with six rebounds.

Morgan Spradling came off the bench to hit one basket for two points. She also had two rebounds.

Emily Grahl closed with one point, three assists, three steals and one rebound.

Parkway South was paced by Becca Steins, who tied Arand for the game’s scoring lead with 20 points. She hit one three-point basket and was 5-6 from the free-throw line.

Brittany Thomas added 13 points while running the offense and taking advantage on the fast break.

Dominique Broadus, a force in the lane, ended with nine points.

Parkway South got five points from Riley Reddin and two points apiece from Molly Ray and Elizabeth Swartz.


Area Scoreboard

62nd Annual Borgia Pepsi Thanksgiving Tournament

Blue Division

Pool 1

McCluer North



Pool 2

Cardinal Ritter


Rockwood Summit

Gold Division

Pool 1




Pool 2


North Tech


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.


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