Scoring better than a point per mile, the Borgia boys basketball Knights rolled to a victory Monday night at Trinity, 76-52.
No matter how you go, the Knights (14-8, 4-2) had to travel at least 65 miles, one way, to get to Trinity (5-14, 2-4), located in north St. Louis County for the game against between teams representing the two different Archdiocesan Athletic Association divisions.
Borgia, the Large Division representative, emerged on top in a hot-shooting first quarter, 23-18.
But when the second quarter rolled around, Borgia stayed hot and Trinity cooled off.
Borgia led 41-25 at the intermission and 61-32 after three quarters.
Trinity rebounded in the final quarter, but it wasn’t enough to keep the Knights from claiming the victory.
Borgia was led in scoring by junior Zac Schweissguth, who netted 20 points while adding five assists, two rebounds and a steal.
Senior Casey Kuchem closed out with 18 points, seven rebounds, four assists and three blocked shots.
Senior John Baumstark and junior Joe Helfrich scored seven points apiece. Baumstark also had eight rebounds, three assists and a steal. Helfrich added seven rebounds, two assists and a steal.
Junior Kevin Birk and senior River Filla scored six points apiece. Birk also had three rebounds, two steals and an assist. Filla was 4-4 from the free-throw line and contributed three rebounds.
Juniors Tyler Breckenkamp and Adam Meyer scored four points each. Breckenkamp had four rebounds and two assists. Meyer added an assist.
Junior Parker DuMontier scored three points and Collin Mantle added one point and one rebound.
Sophomore Alex Moss did not score, but had two assists and two rebounds.
Three Trinity players reached double digits in scoring.
Desoto Dixon netted 17 points while Sidney White added 11 and Quinton Ward contributed 10 points.