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Posted: Wednesday, January 15, 2014 4:00 pm

Scoring the first seven points of the second half, the Borgia basketball Knights ran away from St. Mary’s Friday night, 68-53.

The Knights (7-2, 3-1) had trailed through most of the first half in the home Archdiocesan Athletic Association Large Division game against the Dragons (4-5, 0-1). “At the beginning of the game, they hit some shots,” Borgia Head Coach Dave Neier said. “They have a tremendous athlete in Josh Robinson. He had a bunch of points tonight. He’s a tremendous offensive weapon and tough on defense and rebounding. We struggled at the beginning offensively and really just didn’t shoot well outside in the first half.”

St. Mary’s led 11-5 after one quarter and the Knights ended the half on a basket by senior Zac Schweissguth to take a 24-23 lead to the intermission.

“Once we got started some ball movement and got some shots, especially with Joe Helfrich and Adam Meyer, things improved,” Neier said.

Borgia needed a run in the second quarter to come back from the early deficit. The Knights found momentum when they picked up the tempo. St. Mary’s struggled to cope with the quicker pace of the game and turned the ball over during that span.

“I think we rotated a lot of guys into the game,” Neier said. “Our subs came into the game and did a good job. The guys off the bench did a great job and that gave our starters some rest. That kept us fresh out there. That really helped us be able to push the ball up the floor. They got a little tired and that helped us to be able to pick up some easy baskets.”

The Knights netted the first seven points of the third quarter and rolled to a 50-43 lead through three quarters.

“In the second half, we started getting a little bit hotter. Walton Eckelkamp and Zach Schweissguth put in a couple and things started opening up. Then we got some easy buckets.”

Borgia secured the victory in the fourth quarter, outscoring the Dragons, 18-10.

“We were able to get some offensive boards and putbacks,” Neier said. “That really helped us extend the lead. They had to come out and play us a little tighter.”

The Knights had four players reach double digits in the game.

Senior Adam Meyer scored 19 points to lead the way and was a force near the net.

Meyer added four rebounds and two steals.

“Adam Meyer the last couple of games has come along and is playing some good basketball,” Neier said. “That’s what we need, players stepping up and doing something for us. After the way we started off, we needed somebody.”

Schweissguth was next in the scoring column with 16 points to go with nine assists, four rebounds and two steals. He was 8-11 from the free-throw line.

Senior Joe Helfrich posted a double-double with 13 points and 13 rebounds. He also had three assists and one steal.

“Joe Helfrich had a great game,” Neier said. “He had a bunch of buckets, but he also had 13 rebounds.”

Eckelkamp, a sophomore, scored 12 points to go with two steals, one assist and one rebound.

Juniors Jake Neier and Clayton Voss each scored three points and added one rebound.

Junior Spencer Juergens scored two points with two rebounds.

Also playing were seniors Kevin Birk (three rebounds) and Tyler Breckenkamp and sophomore Trey Hunter.

“Defensively, I think we worked hard all game,” Neier said. “We had to because they are so explosive offensively. You never feel comfortable with the lead.”

The game’s leading scorer was St. Mary’s senior standout Robinson, who closed with 28 points. Robinson netted 14 points in each half. He already has signed with NCAA Division I team Austin Peay.

“We knew we had to work on him and I thought we did a fairly decent job and he still goes off and scores a bunch of points.”

Robinson also had eight rebounds, three assists and one steal. He went 8-8 from the free-throw line.

After Robinson, senior Dashawn Wilson scored nine points with four rebounds and one assist.

Senior James Wiggins netted seven points and added three assists, three rebounds and a steal.

Senior Jake DeWeese scored four points while adding five rebounds and one assist.

Senior Matt Causino scored three points while adding one rebound and one steal.

Junior Jared Pudlowski scored two points with one steal.

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Area Scoreboard

Football

Friday, Sept. 19

*Ft. Zumwalt S 56, Washington 7

Borgia 42, Cardinal Ritter 6

*Union 55, St. Clair 35

*Sullivan 27, Pacific 10

Owensville 19, Hermann 16

St. James 28, Ash Grove 7

Brentwood 41, Cuba 24

*St. Charles West 49, Warrenton 7

South Callaway 55, Wright City 6

Friday, Sept. 12

*Ft. Zumwalt North 49, Washington 0

*Borgia 35, St. Dominic 0

*Union 27, Pacific 19

*Sullivan 47, St. Clair 21

Hermann 65, Wentzville Liberty 7

*Owensville 29, St. James 28 (OT)

Cuba 22, Windsor 6

*Warrenton 14, St. Charles 6

*Bowling Green 55, Wright City 0

Friday, Sept. 5

Warrenton 14, Washington 6

Borgia 13, Maplewood-Richmond Heights 0 (forfeit)

*Union 32, Sullivan 19

*Pacific 20, St. Clair 18

*Hermann 52, St. James 20

Owensville 35, Cuba 8

*Wright City 36, Montgomery Co. 0

Friday, Aug. 29

Sullivan 30, Washington 8

Borgia 56, Union 13

Ozark 41, St. Clair 0

Potosi 34, Pacific 13

Hermann 54, Cuba 12

Blair Oaks 42, Owensville 0

St. James 36, Houston 18

Warrenton 28, Troy 0

Orchard Farm 36, Wright City 18

Friday, Aug. 22

Washington 26, St. Clair 21

Borgia 48, Owensville 12

Parkway West 49, Union 39

Pacific 28, De Soto 20

Park Hills Central 34, Sullivan 27

St. James 12, Cuba 6

Hermann 61, Montgomery Co 12

Warrenton 26, St. Dominic 23

Trinity 28, Wright City 24

Softball

Tuesday, Sept. 16

*Borgia at Notre Dame    4:30 p.m.

*Washington at Ft. Zumwalt N    4:30 p.m.

*Union at Owensville    4:30 p.m.

*Pacific at New Haven    4:30 p.m.

*St. James at St. Clair    4:30 p.m.

*Hermann at Sullivan    4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 17

Washington at Warrenton    4:30 p.m.

Sullivan at Northwest    4:30 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 18

*St. Dominic at Borgia    3:45 p.m.

*Union at Hermann    4:30 p.m.

*St. Clair at New Haven    4:30 p.m.

*St. James at Pacific    4:30 p.m.

*Owensville at Sullivan    4:30 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 19

Union at Ft. Zumwalt N Tny    TBA

South Callaway at New Haven    5 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 20

Union at Ft. Zumwalt N Tny    TBA

St. James Tny    TBA

Monday, Sept. 22

*Washington at Ft. Zumwalt S    4:30 p.m.

Union at North County    4:30 p.m.

Warrenton at St. Clair    4:30 p.m.

Principia at Sullivan    4:30 p.m.

Hermann at Cuba    4:30 p.m.

Owensville at Cuba    4:30 p.m.

St. James at Bourbon    4:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 23

*Borgia at Duchesne    4:30 p.m.

*Holt at Washington    4:30 p.m.

*Pacific at St. Clair    4:30 p.m.

*Owensville at New Haven    4:30 p.m.

*Hermann at St. James    4:30 p.m.

Volleyball

Tuesday, Sept. 16

*Sullivan at St. Clair    4:30 p.m.

*Washington at Ft. Zumwalt E    5 p.m.

*New Haven at Union    5:30 p.m.

*Pacific at Hermann    5:30 p.m.

*Owensville at St. James    5:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 17

Washington at Duchesne    5 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 18

*St. Clair at Owensville    5 p.m.

*Union at Pacific    5:30 p.m.

*Hermann at New Haven    5:30 p.m.

*St. James at Sullivan    5:30 p.m.

O’Fallon Christian at Borgia    6:30 p.m.

Washington at Gateway Match Up    TBA

Friday, Sept. 19

Eagle Ridge at Crosspoint    5:15 p.m.

Providence at Crosspoint    7:15 p.m.

Washington at Gateway Match Up    TBA

Saturday, Sept. 20

New Haven Round Robin    9 a.m.

ECC at Wentworth    1 p.m.

ECC vs. Graceland JV (Wentworth)    3 p.m.

Washington at Gateway Match Up    TBA

St. Clair at Seckman Tny    TBA

Monday, Sept. 22

St. Clair at Salem    5 p.m.

Bourbon at Sullivan    5:30 p.m.

Dixon at St. James    5:30 p.m.

Hermann Tournament    TBA

Tuesday, Sept. 23

Cuba at St. James    5:30 p.m.

Crosspoint at Bethel    5:30 p.m.

Crosspoint vs. Thomas Jefferson    6:30 p.m.

Hermann Tournament    TBA

Boys Soccer

Tuesday, Sept. 16

Crosspoint at Fulton St. Albans    4:30 p.m.

Tolton Catholic at Borgia    5:30 p.m.

*Washington at Ft. Zumwalt E    6 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 17

*St. Louis at ECC    4:30 p.m.

Union at Affton    5 p.m.

St. Clair at De Soto    5 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 18

*St. Clair at St. James    5 p.m.

Dixon at Sullivan    5 p.m.

Borgia at Trinity    6:15 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 19

Eagle Ridge at Crosspoint    4:30 p.m.

Tolton at Fulton SA    5 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 20

*Ft. Zumwalt S at Washington    10 a.m.

Crowder at ECC    2 p.m.

Monday, Sept. 22

Hillsboro at Union    5 p.m.

CYC Tny    TBA

Tuesday, Sept. 23

*Fulton SA at Thomas Jefferson    4:30 p.m.

North County at Union    5 p.m.

*St. James at Pacific    5 p.m.

*Borgia at St. Dominic    6:15 p.m.

CYC Tny    TBA

Cross Country

Thursday, Sept. 18

St. Clair at Lutheran North    4 p.m.

New Haven, St. James at Steelville Inv    4 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 20

Festus Inv.    9 a.m.

Hermann at Fulton Inv    9 a.m.

Thursday, Sept. 25

Washington at Rolla Inv    4 p.m.

Union, Owensville, St. James at Belle Inv    4 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 27

Hancock Inv    8:30 a.m.

Pacific at Viburnum Inv    10:30 a.m.

Monday, Sept. 29

St. Clair at Elsberry Inv    4 p.m.

St. James at Dixon    4 p.m.

Girls Golf

Tuesday, Sept. 16

*Borgia at St. Dominic    3:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 17

Duchesne at Borgia    3:30 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 18

Ft. Zumwalt S at Washington    3:30 p.m.

Borgia at AAA Meet, Lutheran SC    TBA

Wednesday, Sept. 24

Washington at GAC Central Meet    TBA

Thursday, Sept. 25

*Duchesne at Borgia    3:30 p.m.

Boys Swimming

Saturday, Sept. 20

Borgia at Ft. Zumwalt W    8:30 p.m.

Monday, Sept. 29

Washington at Ft. Zumwalt South    3:30 p.m.

*Conference Games

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