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Posted: Wednesday, December 12, 2012 5:32 pm | Updated: 4:30 pm, Fri Dec 14, 2012.

By Bill Battle

Missourian Sports Editor

Picking up the pace in the third quarter, the Borgia basketball Knights won at home over Lutheran St. Charles, 60-46.

Borgia (3-2, 1-0) led 11-4 after one quarter and 30-26 at the intermission, but just couldn’t get the run necessary to pull away.

“We got into early foul trouble,” Borgia Head Coach Dave Neier said. “We had players sitting out. Casey Kuchem missed most of the second quarter. We had an exceptional third quarter. That was a big difference in the game right there.”

Borgia outscored Lutheran in the third quarter, 23-10, to take a 53-36 lead into the final quarter.

Borgia’s leading scorer was senior Jordan Miller, who closed the game with 22 points, five assists, three rebounds and a blocked shot.

“Jordan shot the ball very well and played good defense,” Neier said. “He came up with steals and deflections. He had a breakout game. He shot the ball extremely well (4-4 two-point baskets, 4-6 three-point baskets and 2-2 from the free-throw line) and did a lot of things to help the team.

Senior John Baumstark closed with 10 points. He also had four rebounds and two assists. Three of his rebounds were on the offensive end.

Junior Zach Schweissguth came off the bench and scored five of his seven points from the free-throw line.

“He was very aggressive going to the basket and that allowed him to get to the free-throw line,” Neier said.

Schweissguth added two rebounds.

Junior Joe Helfrich scored seven points with four rebounds and two assists.

Junior Adam Meyer had six points with one assist and a steal.

Kuchem, a senior, scored four points with eight rebounds, three assists and a blocked shot.

Senior River Filla scored three points with three rebounds and a steal.

Junior Collin Mantle ended with one point and one rebound.

Also playing were junior Kevin Birk (two rebounds), junior Parker DuMontier (one blocked shot) and sophomore Alex Moss.

“A lot of people contributed,” Neier said. “It was a good win for us.”

Kyle Graham led the Cougars with 15 points.

Will Brockmeier netted nine for Lutheran while Logan Kluesner scored seven, Casey Cameron and Sam Preusser each scored six and Justin James and Matt Seacrist scored two points apiece.

The Knights go on the road for an Archdiocesan Athletic Association Large Division game Wednesday at Bishop DuBourg in St. Louis. Freshman action starts the event at 4 p.m.

Borgia hosts Duchesne in a key league game Friday night. Junior varsity action is set for 5:30 p.m. That’s the final home game of 2012.

“Duchesne is really tough this year,” Neier said.

On Monday, the Knights play at St. Charles West. Junior varsity action starts at 6 p.m.

“We’ve got some good challenges coming up, that’s for sure,” Neier said.


Area Scoreboard

Area Sports Schedule


Wednesday, April 9

Pacific 14, Borgia 8

Ft. Zumwalt East 7, Washington 2

Union 7, North County 6

Thursday, April 10

Washington 5, Ft. Zumwalt East 0

Union 5, Hermann 4 (8)

St. James 11, St. Clair 4

Pacific 20, New Haven 10

Friday, April 11

*Borgia 6, DuBourg 2

Warrenton 12, St. Clair 2

Saturday, April 12

Borgia 7, St. Clair 0

Monday, April 14

Washington at Pacific, PPD

North County at St. Clair, PPD

Union 5, Waynesville 3

Tuesday, April 15

Borgia 4, Washington 2

Cuba 7, St. Clair 1

*Pacific 14, Owensville 0

Girls Soccer

Wednesday, April 9

Windsor Tournament

Washington 2, Windsor 0

Union 4, Pacific 1

Thursday, April 10

Borgia 7, DuBourg 1

St. Clair 9, St. James 0

Windsor Tournament

Third-Place Game — Windsor 8, Pacific 1

Championship Game — Washington 5, Union 4 (2 OT)

Friday, April 11

St. Pius 5, Borgia 0

Fatima 2, St. Clair 1 (PK Shootout)

Monday, April 14

Washington 5, Borgia 3

*Union 12, St. James 0

*Sullivan 1, Owensville 0 (2 OT)

Troy Tny, TBA

Hillsboro Tny, TBA

Tuesday, April 15

*Washington 2, Ft. Zumwalt East 0

*Union 10, Owensville 0

Troy Tny    TBA

Hillsboro Tny    TBA


Wednesday, April 9

Borgia 162, Duchesne 182, Lutheran St. Charles 175 (medalist B-C. Voss 35)

Sullivan 163, Pacific 181, St. James 201 (medalist P-C. VanLeer 37)

Thursday, April 10

Washington 148, Ft. Zumwalt S 176 (medalist W-B. Carpenter 29)

St. James at Union, 4 p.m.

Friday, April 11

Sullivan Tournament, 8 a.m.

Borgia 196, St. Dominic 214 (Medalist-C. Voss, Borgia, 33)

Monday, April 14

*Washington 176, Holt 179 (medalist W-B. Carpenter 42)

Tuesday, April 15

Borgia 209, Kennedy 250 (medalist B-C. Voss 35)

*Pacific/Sullivan at St. Clair, 4 p.m.

*Hermann at Union, 4 p.m.

Track and Field

Tuesday, April 15

Union Relays (Winners: B-Potosi 101; G-Washington 119)

Boys Volleyball

Wednesday, April 9

Duchesne def. Borgia, 25-19, 25-16

Thursday, April 10

Seckman def. Borgia, 25-15, 21-25, 25-13

College Softball

Friday, April 11

Central Methodist JV at ECC, 2 p.m.

Saturday, April 12

ECC swept Cottey in doubleheader

Sunday, April 13

ECC at Central Methodist JV, PPD

Monday, April 14

*ECC at St. Louis, PPD

Tuesday, April 15

*Three Rivers at ECC, 2 p.m.

*Conference Games

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