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Posted: Wednesday, February 6, 2013 12:00 pm

Initiating a new school into a tradition, the Borgia boys basketball Knights knocked off St. Mary’s Friday in Archdiocesan Athletic Association Large Division action, 48-35.

The Knights (13-8, 4-2) welcomed the Dragons (10-9, 1-5) to their annual Tractor Night promotion, the first time it’s been used in either an AAA game or in a contest against St. Mary’s.

“Tractor Night always is a fun event,” Borgia Head Coach Dave Neier said. “We had a great crowd with a lot of enthusiasm. It makes it exciting, for sure.”

Tractor Night is a tradition which goes back several years and has taken place when the Knights have hosted either Vianney or DeSmet, both large all-boys schools.

However, this year, the Knights played at Vianney and DeSmet no longer is on the schedule, so St. Mary’s was drafted as the Tractor Night opponent.

The event featured all of the usual Tractor Night activities. There was a pedal tractor race at halftime of the varsity game and the Borgia student fans came wearing their country finest.

On the court, the Knights were able to pull out the victory, but had to overcome a sluggish start.

“They were hot from the beginning while we were cold,” Neier said. “They built up a pretty good lead, but defense helped us get into the game. We were able to get turnovers and score easy baskets.”

St. Mary’s jumped out to an 8-0 advantage (with two three-point baskets from junior standout Josh Robinson) before Borgia scored its first basket, a three-point shot by senior Casey Kuchem with 3:22 to play in the first quarter.

Kuchem hit a pair of three-point baskets in the first quarter.

“It was hard to figure out with Casey,” Neier said. “He really did play well. Against Duchesne, he couldn’t put a shot in, but on Friday he played very well. He hit a couple of threes. Overall, we were not particularly hot shooting the ball, but we were very aggressive in getting easy shots.”

The Knights rallied to take the lead, 11-10, on a three-point play by junior Joe Helfrich with 1:15 left in the quarter.

St. Mary’s took the lead on a Jake DeWeese basket near the end of the quarter.

The second quarter belonged to the Knights. Borgia outscored the Dragons, 12-3, to take a 23-15 advantage to the intermission.

The Knights picked up scoring from four different players (Kuchem, senior Jordan Miller, junior Adam Meyer and senior River Filla) to surge out to the advantage.

St. Mary’s got three points from Robinson during that span.

At the break, John Deere green replaced St. Mary’s green on the floor for the halftime festivities.

Once play resumed, Borgia added to its lead through the third quarter and held a 38-23 advantage heading into the final quarter.

Kuchem led the Knights in scoring with 19 points while adding eight rebounds, two blocked shots and a steal.

Helfrich scored nine points with six rebounds.

Miller ended the game with eight points, five assists, three rebounds, two steals and a blocked shot.

Six other players scored two points apiece. They were senior John Baumstark (three rebounds, two assists and two steals), junior Tyler Breckenkamp, Filla (three rebounds and one steal), Meyer (one rebound) and junior Zac Schweissguth (four assists, two rebounds and two steals).

“Everyone who rotated into the game did something positive for the team,” Neier said.

Robinson led the Dragons with 20 points. After hitting the first two three-point baskets of the game, he didn’t connect from beyond the arc again.

“After the start, we did a better job keeping track of where he was,” said Neier. “We had to know that with the ball in his hands, he could shoot from anywhere. He’s an exceptional shooter, for sure. We had to do a better job guarding him.”

Robinson also went 4-6 from the free-throw line and added seven rebounds, two steals, one assist and one blocked shot.

DeWeese, James Wiggins and DeShawn Wilson scored four points apiece. Matt Causino closed with three points.

The Knights played Monday at Trinity in a game against an AAA Small Division foe.

Borgia hits the road Tuesday to take on St. Dominic in AAA Large Division action.

Borgia concludes AAA Large Division play with a home game against DuBourg Thursday. That’s a tripleheader with the varsity game expected to start around 6:45 p.m.


Area Scoreboard

Area Sports Schedule

American Legion Baseball

Senior Legion

Tuesday, July 1

*Daniel Boone 14, Pacific 3

*Washington 20, Sullivan 5

Wednesday, July 2

*Daniel Boone 8, Pacific 2

*Washington 11, St. Peters 1

Thursday, July 3

*Washington 11, St. Charles 0

Friday, July 4

*Pacific at St. Peters    1:30 p.m.

Saturday, July 5

*Washington 20, Pacific 1

Sunday, July 6

*Washington 11, Warrenton 2

Monday, July 7

Washington 9, Creve Coeur 7

Blue Springs Wood Bat Tournament

Wednesday, July 9

Washington 7, Gravette Lions 0

Thursday, July 10

Washington 4, Post 339 West (Bellevue, Neb.) 2

Friday, July 11

Washington 14, Geiger Redi-Mix (Leavenworth, Kan.) 0

Washington vs. Hawthorne Outlaws (Lee's Summit), Jim Moran Field (Hidden Valley), 7 p.m.

Saturday, July 12

Washington vs. TBA, TBA

Sunday, July 13

Semifinal Games, 11 a.m.

Championship, 2 p.m.

Junior Legion

Tuesday, July 1

*Union 5, New Haven 0

*Union 7, New Haven 4

*St. Charles 12, Pacific 5

Thursday, July 3

*Union 13, Hannibal 2

*Union 10, Hannibal 3

*Elsberry at Pacific    7 p.m.

Saturday, July 5

*Daniel Boone at Pacific (DH)    10 a.m.

Union 6, Crocker 5

Union 13, Crocker 7

Freshman Legion

Tuesday, July 1

*Washington 16, Pacific 1

Wednesday, July 2

*Washington 11, St. Peters 0

Ninth District Tournament Schedules

Junior Legion

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 St. Peters vs. Washington, 6 p.m.

G12 Union vs. Elsberry, 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, July 12

G13 G11 loser vs. G12 winner, 2 p.m.

G14 Championship — G11 winner vs. G13 winner, 5 p.m.

Sunday, July 13

G15 If-Needed Game — G14 winner vs. G14 loser, 2 p.m.

Ninth District Tournament Schedules

Freshman Legion

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 St. Peters vs. Elsberry-Winfield, 6 p.m.

G11 St. Charles vs. Washington, 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, July 12

G13 G11 loser vs. G12 winner, 1 p.m.

G14 Championship — G11 winner vs. G13 winner, 4 p.m.

Sunday, July 13

G15 If-Needed Game — G14 winner vs. G14 loser, 1 p.m.

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

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    8 a.m.

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    6 p.m.

7-12    at Division Meet, Pacific    8 a.m.

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.

Great Midwest Football League

July 5

Missouri Cyclones 22, Midwest Chargers 14

July 12

Missouri Cyclones at Missouri Valley Pitbulls, St. Charles High School, 5 p.m.

Ninth District Standings

July 1, 2014

District Games Only

Senior Legion

Team    Wins    Losses

West    11    2

Daniel Boone 262    9    3

Washington 218    11    5

St. Charles 312    9    5

Elsberry 226    8    5

Wentzville 323    5    5

St. Peters 313    7    7

Pacific 320    3    10

Warrenton 122    0    10

Sullivan 18    1    12

2014 Final Standings

Junior Legion

Team    Wins    Losses

Elsberry 226    20    2

Union 297    19    3

Washington 218    18    4

St. Charles 312    14    8

St. Peters 313    12    10

Wentzville 323    12    10

Hannibal 55    10    12

New Haven 366    9    13

Daniel Boone 262    5    14

Warrenton 122    3    16

Pacific 320    3    15

Sullivan 18    0    20

Freshman Legion

Team    Wins    Losses

St. Charles 312    20    0

Washington 218    17    3

Hannibal 55    16    4

Elsberry-Winfield 226    14    6

Wentzville 323    9    11

Warrenton 122    8    12

West    7    13

St. Peters 313    6    14

New Haven 366    5    15

Pacific 320    4    16

Elsberry 226    4    16

*Indicates League Games

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