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Posted: Friday, February 15, 2013 5:45 pm

Sullivan stayed in contention for the Four Rivers Conference boys basketball championship with a 52-43 home win over Union.

Sullivan improved to 16-7 overall and 5-1 in the conference while Union fell to 5-17 overall and 1-5 in the league race.

Sullivan has one FRC game left, a showdown at St. James against the Tigers (22-2, 5-1) for the league title.

Union closes out the league season against Hermann Friday night at home. Junior varsity action begins at 6 p.m.

Union Head Coach Chris Simmons knows the Wildcats face a challenge against the Bearcats.

“Hermann is a tough team,” Simmons said. “They play really hard and really physical. They have several kids who can shoot and score, so we will have to play our best to beat them. It is courtwarming so we should have a really good crowd, which I believe will be a positive for us.”

Simmons feels rebounding will be a key in the game.

“Our rebounding is going to be of utmost importance because they shoot so well, that when they miss, we need to keep them to one and done or else they will make us pay,” Simmons said. “We will be ready to go. The kids have continued to work hard with the intent of finishing this season strong.”

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Simmons was happy with how the Wildcats played in the 52-43 loss Tuesday.

“We actually played really well against Sullivan,” Simmons said. “We handled their pressure and scored against it all night long. Our guards made good decisions and attacked the rim when they had the opportunity.”

Simmons said Sullivan worked hard to outwork Union on the offensive boards.

“The one area that killed us all night was offensive rebounding,” said Simmons. “If we could have kept them to one shot per possession, we might have won by 10, but instead they had 27 offensive rebounds. Sullivan hit the glass really hard as a team and it paid off with multiple scoring opportunities every possession. It is tough to win no matter how well you play when you shoot almost half as many times as your opponents. I really was pleased with how we played in every aspect of the game except limiting their second-chance opportunities.”

Nick Ziegler led the Wildcats with 11 points while adding five rebounds, three assists and one steal.

TJ Vitt scored 10 points with four rebounds, two assists, two blocked shots and one steal.

Blake Hulsey sat out most of the first half, but impressed Simmons in the second half.

“Blake had two fouls in the first two minutes of the game and then had to sit the rest of the first half,” Simmons said. “But in the second half, Blake played his best game of the season.”

Hulsey scored eight points with two rebounds and a steal.

Brandon Ford had six rebounds, five rebounds, four blocked shots, three assists and one steal.

Another player to come into the contest and step up play was Ashton Dehn.

“Brian Borgmann also got in early foul trouble and Ashton came in and played a great game,” Simmons said.

Dehn had four points, seven rebounds, four assists and one blocked shot.

Borgmann had two points and two rebounds. Dylan Small scored two points with three rebounds.

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Area Scoreboard

62nd Annual Borgia Pepsi Thanksgiving Tournament

Blue Division

Pool 1

McCluer North

Normandy

Carnahan

Pool 2

Cardinal Ritter

Pacific

Rockwood Summit

Gold Division

Pool 1

CBC

Soldan

Washington

Pool 2

Borgia

North Tech

Union

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.

Wrestling

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

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