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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.

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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

Thursday, Dec. 18

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

%Washington vs. TBA    4 p.m.

%Borgia vs. Poplar Bluff    5:30 p.m.

%St. Clair vs. TBA    TBA

%Sullivan Shootout

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

Pattonville vs. Farmington, 4 p.m.

Sullivan vs. Owensville, 5:30 p.m.

Principia vs. Pattonville, 7 p.m.

Borgia vs. Cuba, 8:30 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 18

*St. James at New Haven    6 p.m.

*Pacific at Union    7 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 19

Washington at Francis Howell    7 p.m.

Sullivan Tournament    TBA

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.

Washington at Kennedy    6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 17

Washington at Lindbergh    4 p.m.

*Conference Games

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