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Posted: Wednesday, February 13, 2013 11:20 am

If you blinked, you probably missed at least three baskets Saturday during the Borgia boys basketball game against O’Fallon Christian.

The Knights (17-8) defeated O’Fallon Christian during the Archdiocesan Athletic Association Shootout at Borgia, 74-63.

“The game moved at a pretty hectic pace,” Borgia Assistant Coach Bill Kimminau said. “It was our fourth game in a week, but that’s not an excuse. That’s where having a good bench becomes handy. We have a little more depth and that’s what made the difference.”

The game did have stops, mainly when teams were shooting free throws. There were 45 attempted free throws between the two teams.

Borgia’s 74 points represented its second-highest offensive output this season. The Knights scored 76 points in a win last Monday at Trinity.

Borgia needed the surge, because O’Fallon Christian managed to score the second-highest total against the Knights this season. Only Duchesne, which beat Borgia Dec. 14 at Borgia, 68-44, netted more in a game this season.

The Knights played everyone and Kimminau said all were needed to secure the win.

“Everybody did something good,” Kimminau said. “That’s what we needed to have success. Everyone came up with a rebound, or set a good screen. This was a great team to play before the playoffs. They have a lot of weapons.”

The game was the final one of the regular season for the Knights, who now work on preparing for their Class 4 District 9 game Thursday, Feb. 28, in Pacific against either St. Clair or Union. That game will tip off at 6 p.m.

Kimminau indicated that Head Coach Dave Neier should be back for that game. His surgery was successful and he’s been released from the hospital.

“That’s great news that we will have Dave back on the bench,” Kimminau said.

O’Fallon Christian

Facing the Eagles for the first time, Kimminau was impressed with the opponent’s talent level.

“It was a good game,” Kimminau said. “Stan Westhoff and I saw them play Friday. We tried to explain that they are very athletic, good shooting and get after it to the team. I don’t know if they took that serious at first.”

The Eagles were able to keep up with Borgia and push the pace throughout the game.

Borgia took a 15-10 lead after one quarter, but held on to lead at the intermission, 29-27.

The Knights came out with a big third quarter, outscoring the Eagles by a 21-8 margin to lead 50-35 after three quarters.

The Knights sealed the game at the free-throw line in the fourth quarter. As a team, Borgia was 18-27 from the stripe.

Defensively, Borgia gave Christian plenty of shots as well. The Eagles went 12-18 from the free-throw line.

Senior Casey Kuchem led the Knights with 24 points in the game. He was 10-12 from the field with both misses coming from beyond the three-point arc. He hit three three-point baskets and added a free throw on his only attempt. He also had eight rebounds, five blocked shots, three assists and a steal.

“Casey had a huge game,” Kimminau said. “He hit some big shots for us.”

Senior Jordan Miller netted 20 points and made it a double-double with 10 assists. He was nearly flawless from the free-throw line, hitting 11 of 12 chances while adding three three-point baskets. Miller also had two rebounds, a blocked shot and a steal.

Senior John Baumstark scored 10 points with eight rebounds, two assists and two steals.

Junior Zac Schweissguth checked in with seven points, two assists and one rebound.

Junior Joe Helfrich scored six points with two assists, two rebounds and a steal.

Junior Adam Meyer scored three points.

Senior River Filla netted two points with six rebounds, a blocked shot and a steal.

“River had five rebounds in the first half,” Kimminau. “His energy was a huge boost for the team.”

Junior Kevin Birk scored two points with an assist and a steal.

Also playing were juniors Tyler Breckenkamp, Parker DuMontier and Collin Mantle and sophomore Alex Moss (one rebound).

“We had a size advantage inside,” Kimminau said. “We had a lot of nice looks We haven’t had that in a while.”

Lance Lehmann led the Eagles in scoring with 18 points.

Deantrell Prince scored 12 points before fouling out midway through the fourth quarter.

“Prince is a tremendous athlete,” Kimminau said. “We had trouble stopping him. He did a good job attacking the basket. We were fortunate that he got into foul trouble.”

Frank Davis closed with 10 points.

Jordan Norwine added nine points. Evan Marcks closed with eight points. Kameron Dunlap and Jackson Rodgers scored three points.

Others playing were Jamie Briggs, Sam Henderson and Trevor Walton.

Showcase Results

It was a sweep for the Large Division teams during the Showcase.

In the other games:

• Duchesne defeated Cardinal Ritter, 72-52;

• St. Dominic defeated St. Charles Lutheran, 48-33.

• St. Mary’s defeated John F. Kennedy, 48-33; and

• Bishop DuBourg defeated Trinity, 53-49.

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Area Scoreboard

Boys Basketball

Friday, Jan. 2

Sullivan at Washington    7 p.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 6

Community Christian at Fulton SA    5:30 p.m.

Cardinal Ritter at Borgia    6:45 p.m.

*Crosspoint at Liberty Christian    7:30 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 8

Fulton SA at Bethel    6:30 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 9

*Borgia at St. Dominic    6:45 p.m.

*Ft. Zumwalt S at Washington    7 p.m.

*Crosspoint at Eagle Ridge    7:45 p.m.

Fulton SA at Calvary Lutheran Tny    TBA

Saturday, Jan. 10

&Borgia vs. Lutheran N    TBA

Fulton SA at Calvary Lutheran Tny    TBA

Monday, Jan. 12

%St. Charles vs. Bayless    6 p.m.

%Westminster vs. Washington    7:30 p.m.

Fulton SA at Providence    7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 13

%Borgia vs. St. Clair    6 p.m.

#South Callaway vs. North Callaway    6 p.m.

#Hermann vs. Russellville    6 p.m.

Heritage Classical at Crosspoint    7 p.m.

%Francis Howell Central vs. Union    7:30 p.m.

#Montgomery Co vs. New Bloomfield    7:30 p.m.

#Harrisburg vs. New Haven    7:30 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 15

#South Callaway-North Callaway loser vs. Montgomery Co-New Bloomfield loser    6 p.m.

#South Callaway-North Callaway winner vs. Montgomery Co-New Bloomfield winner    6 p.m.

Bethel at Fulton SA    6:30 p.m.

#Hermann-Russellville loser vs. Harrisburg-New Haven loser    7:30 p.m.

#Hermann-Russellville winner vs. Harrisburg-New Haven winner    7:30 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 16

%St. Charles-Bayless loser vs. Westminster-Washington loser    4 p.m.

%Borgia-St. Clair loser vs. Francis Howell Central-Union loser    5:30 p.m.

*Crosspoint at Community Christian    6:30 p.m.

%St. Charles-Bayless winner vs. Westminster-Washington winner    7 p.m.

Providence at Fulton SA    7 pm.

#Seventh-place game    7:30 p.m.

Consolation game    7:30 p.m.

%Borgia-St. Clair winner vs. Francis Howell Central-Union winner    8:30 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 17

%Seventh-place game    2:30 p.m.

#Third-place game    3:30 p.m.

%Consolation game    4 p.m.

%Third-place game    5:30 p.m.

#Championship game    6:30 p.m.

%Championship game    7 p.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 20

Fulton SA at Liberty Christian    6:30 p.m.

Crosspoint at CAGSL    7:30 p.m.

%Washington Tournament

#South Callaway Tournament

Girls Basketball

Friday, Dec. 26

Seckman Tournament

Northwest 43, Mehlville 42

Festus 58, Patriettes 13

Seckman 36, Oakville 28

Pacific 73, Carnahan 38

Saturday, Dec. 27

Seckman Tournament

Mehlville 39, Patriettes 35

Oakville 73, Carnahan 38

Festus 47, Northwest 30

Pacific 51, Seckman 33

Monday, Dec. 29

Seckman Tournament

Seventh-place game—Carnahan vs. Patriettes    1:30 p.m.

Third-place game—Seckman vs. Northwest    1:30 p.m.

Consolation game—Oakville vs. Mehlville    3 p.m.

Championship game—Pacific vs. Festus   3 p.m.

Rolla Tournament

St. Clair vs. Waynesville    3:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 30

Rolla Tournament

St. James-Sedalia loser vs. Waynesville-St.Clair loser    2 p.m.

St. James-Sedalia winner vs. Waynesville-St. Clair winner    5 p.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 31

Rolla Tournament

Consolation game    9 a.m.

Seventh-place game    9 a.m. at MS&T

Third-place game    12 p.m.

Championship game    3 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 2

Hermann at Washington    5:30 p.m.

New Haven at Bourbon    6 p.m.

Monday, Jan. 5

*Union at New Haven    6 p.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 6

*Holt at Washington    5:30 p.m.

*Crosspoint at Liberty Christian    5:30 p.m.

*Borgia at St. Dominic    6:45 p.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 7

Borgia at St. Clair    7 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 8

Fulton SA at Bethel    5 p.m.

Park Hills Central at Pacific    5:30 p.m.

Cuba at New Haven    6 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 9

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

*Crosspoint at Eagle Ridge    6:15 p.m.

Fulton SA at Calvary Lutheran Tny    TBA

Saturday, Jan. 10

Borgia vs. MICDS (St. Joseph’s Academy Shootout)    12:30 p.m.

Fulton SA at Calvary Lutheran Tny    TBA

Monday, Jan. 12

Lutheran South at St Clair    5:30 p.m.

Lindbergh at Pacific    5:30 p.m.

@Washington vs. Patriettes    5:30 p.m.

#Harrisburg vs. Russellville    6 p.m.

#New Bloomfield vs. Montgomery Co    6 p.m.

Fulton SA at Providence    6 p.m.

@Helias vs. Sullivan    7 p.m.

#North Callaway vs. New Haven    7:30 p.m.

#Hermann vs. South Callaway    7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 13

Pacific at Ursuline    4:30 p.m.

Ft. Zumwalt East at St. Clair    5:30 p.m.

Heritage Classical at Crosspoint    5:30 p.m.

@St. Charles West vs. Union    5:30 p.m.

@Borgia vs. Eureka    7 p.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 14

#Harrisburg-Russellville loser vs. North Callaway-New Haven loser    6 p.m.

#Harrisburg-Russellville winner vs. North Callaway-New Haven winner    6 p.m.

#New Bloomfield-Montgomery Co loser vs. Hermann-South Callaway loser    6 p.m.

#New Bloomfield-Montgomery Co winner vs. Hermann-South Callaway winner    6 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 15

Bethel at Fulton SA    5 p.m.

Northwest at St. Clair    5:30 p.m.

@Washington-Patriettes loser vs. Helias-Sullivan loser    5:30 p.m.

@St. Charles West-Union loser vs. Borgia-Eureka loser    7 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 16

@Washington-Patriettes winner vs. Helias-Sullivan winner    5:30 p.m.

Providence at Fulton SA    5:30 p.m.

#Seventh-place game    6 p.m.

#Consolation game    6 p.m.

@St. Charles West-Union winner vs. Borgia-Eureka winner    7 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 17

@Seventh-place game    1 p.m.

#Third-place game    2 p.m.

@Consolation game    2:30 p.m.

@Third-place game    4 p.m.

#Championship    5 p.m.

@Championship    5:30 p.m.

Monday, Jan. 19

*Owensville at St. Clair    5:30 p.m.

Union at Warrenton    6 p.m.

Montgomery Co at New Haven    6 p.m.

*Duchesne at Borgia    6:45 p.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 20

Fulton SA at Liberty Christian    5 p.m.

Parkway West at Pacific    5:30 p.m.

New Haven at Wellsville    5:30 p.m.

Crosspoint at CAGSL    6 p.m.

O’Fallon Christian at Borgia    6:45 p.m.

@Union Tournament

#South Callaway Tournament

Wrestling

Friday, Dec. 26

Union, Pacific at Hillsboro Tny    TBA

Saturday, Dec. 27

Union, Pacific at Hillsboro Tny    TBA

Monday, Dec. 29

Washington at Lindbergh Tny    TBA

Tuesday, Dec. 30

Washington at Lindbergh Tny    TBA

Wednesday, Jan. 7

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

Thursday, Jan. 8

Washington at Granite City    4:30 p.m.

Borgia at Hancock Tri-Meet    5 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 9

Washington at GAC Championships    TBA

Saturday, Jan. 10

Washington at GAC Championships    TBA

Tuesday, Jan. 13

Union at Liberty Quad    5 p.m.

Washington at Warrenton    6 p.m.

*Sullivan at Pacific    6 p.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 14

*Washington at Holt/Ft. Zumwalt East    6 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 15

Westminster at Pacific    6 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 16

Union at Branson    5 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 17

Borgia at Owensville Tny    9 a.m.

Washington, Pacific at 141 Rumble    TBA

Union at Branson Tny    TBA

Tuesday, Jan. 20

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

Union at Sullivan/St. James/Warrenton    5 p.m.

Girls Swimming

Wednesday, Jan. 7

Borgia at Kennedy    6:30 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 9

Borgia/Washington at MICDS    4:15 p.m.

Monday, Jan. 12

Borgia at DuBourg    6 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 15

Washington at Clayton    4:15 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 16

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

Tuesday, Jan. 20

Washington at Ft. Zumwalt East/Timberland    3:30 p.m.

*Conference Games

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