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Posted: Wednesday, January 30, 2013 9:00 am | Updated: 10:55 am, Wed Jan 30, 2013.

Posting the only upset of the Borgia Girls Basketball Tournament first round, sixth-seeded Troy controlled Monday night’s game against third-seeded Union, winning 55-36.

“It was a battle all night long,” Union Head Coach Grant Young said. “The great thing was that our kids never gave up with their intensity level. Coaches never want to take a loss, but some losses can be better than some of the wins. The way these kids stuck together is going to be what pulls us through the last four weeks of the season because they didn’t give up.”

Young said Monday’s contest featured plenty of physical play, which favored the taller, deeper Troy squad.

“It was a very physical game,” said Young. “There is no exaggeration of that whatsoever. That got us a little frustrated and got into our heads in the second quarter.”

Without looking at the seedings, one would have thought the two teams were reversed. Troy (9-5) led for almost the entire time. The Trojanettes scored the first seven points of the game before Union (13-5) recorded a free throw.

Union got as close as two points, pulling back to 10-8 at the end of a quarter on a three-point basket by Bethany Coons, but never could catch up.

Union returns to action at 4 p.m. Wednesday, playing Washington in an elimination game at 4 p.m. The winner moves to Saturday’s 1 p.m. consolation game against either Cardinal Ritter or Sumner. The loser goes home.

Union has played Washington twice, winning the consolation game of the Union Tournament, 44-37, and last Friday at Union High School, 58-49.

“The old cliche that it’s tough to beat a team three times applies here,” Young said. “I know Adam (Fischer) and I don’t like battling each other that many times. It’s going to be a hard-fought game. They’re going to want to get that win from us. We don’t want to give them that win. It will be a great game. I know Adam will have them ready to go and our kids will be ready to go.”

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Troy opened the second quarter with the first eight points to build up a 10-point advantage at the intermission, 27-17.

Things got worse for the Lady ’Cats during the second quarter. Senior stalwart Rachael Bassett went down injured following a collision. She’s recently had back injury issues and the hard contact with the floor didn’t help the situation.

Bassett did return and started the third quarter, but was limited to stretches of action before having to come back out.

And Union lost a point when a basket was confirmed as a two-point shot rather than a three. Overall, it didn’t make a difference in Troy’s domination.

The Trojanettes added to that lead, holding a 15-point advantage after three quarters, 42-27.

With just eight players on the roster, Young was forced to continue to cycle the same players into the game. And when Bassett was hurt, the bench got shorter.

Union had no answer for Troy’s 6-0 junior Haley Meyer, who torched the Lady ’Cats for 21 points.

Mimi Henderson netted eight points, Alyssa Schrader added seven and Hannah Henderson closed with six points.

Coons and Whitney Vitt scored 13 points apiece for Union.

From there, the scoring fell off. Bassett closed with four points during her limited playing time.

Abbie Brack and Anna Houston scored three points apiece. Brack’s points came on a foul which yielded three free throws.

Alyssa Coons scored one point and fouled out with 1:04 to play.

Others playing for Union were Jill Johnston and Briana Lakebrink.

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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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