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Posted: Wednesday, January 23, 2013 5:45 pm

Baseball legend Satchel Paige once said, “Don’t look back, something might be gaining on you.”

That something is the Borgia basketball Knights.

After starting the season slower than its fans have been accustomed to, the Knights are quietly putting together their best play of the season.

Borgia (11-6) extended its season-best winning streak to five games with wins over visiting John F. Kennedy Friday, 59-48, and over Parkway Central in the opening round of the Ameritime Classic at Missouri Baptist University Monday night, 56-52.

“We just had a lot of contributions from a lot of different players,” Borgia Head Coach Dave Neier said. “A lot of them don’t show up in the box score quite as much, like some big rebounds at times, some nice passes, some nice cuts to the basket and shots. If you look at the scoring column, we had a number of people who scored. That really helped us out.”

However, if the Knights are going to continue that winning streak, they’re going to have to find a way to beat top seed Hazelwood Central Wednesday at 7 p.m.

“That really should be some fun,” Neier said.

The tournament concludes Friday. The Knights will play at either 7 p.m. (third-place game) or 8:30 p.m. (championship) depending upon Wednesday’s result.

Parkway Central

Signs that the Knights are putting together a run toward the end of the regular season showed Monday at the Ameritime Classic with a win over Parkway Central, a team which earlier this season beat Washington by 10 points.

The Knights grabbed the lead for good late in the first quarter on a basket by Adam Meyer and never looked back.

Borgia led 12-11 after one quarter. Tyler Breckenkamp hit a three and Jordan Miller added a bucket off a steal to extend the lead to six early in the second quarter. Borgia enjoyed a five-point edge at the half, 26-21.

In the third quarter, the Knights were able to meet every Parkway Central rally and carried a 39-32 advantage into the final quarter.

Borgia’s biggest advantage, 12 points, came during the third quarter. In the final eight minutes, the Knights needed every point of that lead.

Parkway Central worked to feed the ball inside to Nathan Biggs and the Knights could not stop him.

Biggs, however, stopped himself. With Borgia holding a slim 49-47 lead with 1:15 to play, Biggs fouled out after Jordan Miller secured the ball. He hit both free throws.

Even without Biggs, who led all scorers with 18 points, the Colts pulled to within a point again on a basket by Andrew Chekadonov.

“There were stretches where we didn’t do things well,” Neier said. “We didn’t hit free throws when we could have stretched the lead out a little bit or we didn’t play very good defense when they were scoring. It seemed that we always fought back and overcame those things. We got it going in the right direction again. In the fourth quarter, when they put on the pressure, we did a pretty good job of passing the ball, finding the open guy and putting it into the basket or getting fouled and making free throws.”

Borgia made it a three-point game on a free throw by Zach Schweissguth and sealed it at the line on two free throws by Miller with 26.5 seconds to play, making it 54-49.

Joe Helfrich added a final Borgia bucket while open under the basket as the Colts pressed everyone. Parkway Central got a three-point shot at the buzzer to make the final margin four points, 56-52.

“They had some talent on that team,” Neier said. “We knew they were going to come at us. I was proud of our kids. They kept fighting out there. They kept playing hard and did a pretty good job of fighting hard for the entire game.”

Eight different players scored for Borgia. Miller led the way with 16 points.

Schweissguth ended the game with nine points.

Casey Kuchem and Helfrich scored eight points apiece.

John Baumstark closed with six points.

Breckenkamp netted three points while Meyer and Kevin Birk scored two points apiece.

“The guys who rotated in did an outstanding job,” Neier said.

Also reaching double digits for Parkway Central were Jarrett Cox-Bradley with 15 points and Chekadonov with 11.

Connor Kraus added four points and Cameron Scales and Shacquille Holley scored two points apiece.


Borgia’s big second quarter gave the Knights the cushion they needed to beat Kenendy Friday at the Ray DeGreeff Memorial Gymnasium, 59-48.

Borgia’s 10th win of the season was pushed along by a 20-8 second quarter, which allowed the team to take a 32-20 lead to the intermission.

The Knights extended their lead to 49-31 after three quarters and held on during a Kennedy comeback in the final quarter.

For the game, Borgia was 19-23 from the free-throw line. Kennedy outrebounded the Knights, 25-22, but Borgia took advantage of 26 Kennedy turnovers. Borgia had 17 turnovers in the game.

Miller led Borgia in scoring with 19 points while hitting three of the team’s four three-point baskets. He was perfect from the free-throw line, hitting all four of his attempts. He added three assists, three steals and a rebound.

Baumstark reached double digits in scoring with 12 points. He scored half of those from the free-throw line, going 6-7 from the stripe. He added two rebounds, two steals and an assist.

Schweissguth netted 10 points. He recorded four steals, two assists and two rebounds while going 4-4 from the free-throw line.

Kuchem scored seven points with three rebounds, two assists, a blocked shot and a steal.

Birk picked up four points, six steals, three rebounds and an assist.

River Filla scored four points with four rebounds.

Parker DuMontier netted two points, both free throws.

Helfrich scored one point with four rebounds, two steals and an assist.

Breckenkamp recorded one rebound. Collin Mantle had an assist. Meyer pulled down two rebounds with one blocked shot and one steal. Alex Moss also played.


Area Scoreboard

Area Sports Schedule

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 12

Note—Zone Tournament qualifiers — West, Daniel Boone and St. Charles.

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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