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Posted: Wednesday, January 16, 2013 1:30 pm

Following a first-round loss to sixth-seeded Francis Howell Central at the Washington Tournament, third-seeded Borgia came back with a pair of victories to capture consolation honors.

Borgia (8-6) won the consolation contest Saturday over fourth-seeded St. Charles, 63-61.

“We really needed some wins after losing games to some pretty good teams like Chaminade,” said Borgia Head Coach Dave Neier. “I don’t think we played that well in our first game here. But to get things going in the right direction with a couple of wins really means a lot to our guys.”

Casey Kuchem led the way for Borgia with 18 points and six rebounds.

Jordan Miller finished with 14 points and six assists. John Baumstark scored 10 points.

Joe Helfrich collected nine points and seven rebounds. Zach Schweissguth added nine points and four assists. Adam Meyer had three points.

St. Charles (11-6) was led by Casey Teson, who scored 23 points. Tim Evans added 11 points. Korey Haulcy had nine points.

“We hit a couple of big shots. Casey got a couple of big rebounds, which really helped us out,” Neier said. “To play in a close game and come out with a win, that means a lot. St. Charles has a good team. They’re young, but they’re a very talented team. They’re going to be a force in the next couple of years. They attack you and go after you.”

Borgia held a 47-39 lead after three quarters.

The Pirates went on an 11-1 run to start the fourth quarter to grab a 50-48 advantage with 5:36 left on the clock.

“Midway through the third quarter, they came storming back. No. 32 (Teson) is unbelievable with some of the shots he made. I thought we were playing decent defense. We had a hand in his face, but he was out by the volleyball spiking line putting it up for a three,” Neier said. “They got extremely hot. A couple of other kids, No. 44 (Evans) made a couple from the corner.”

The Knights responded with an 11-5 run, capped on a three-pointer by Miller, to push ahead 59-55 with 2:15 remaining.

The back-and-forth fourth quarter continued as St. Charles tied the game 61-61 on a three-pointer by Teson with 54 seconds left.

Baumstark scored the game-winning basket with 38 seconds left to give Borgia a 63-61 lead.

Trailing by two points, St. Charles called a timeout with 9.5 seconds left.

The Pirates then went for the win, missing a three-pointer from the corner in the final seconds.

“We could have done a better job putting the game away if we just hit some free throws. Our free-throw shooting was our downfall in this game,” Neier said. “Our past teams, we were able to put teams away if they wanted to foul us. Here, we kept them in the game by not taking advantage from the free-throw line.”

Borgia jumped to a 13-5 lead in the first 5 1/2 minutes of the game and led 17-13 after one quarter.

The Knights had a 13-8 second-quarter advantage to lead 30-21 at halftime.

The lead for Borgia grew to 11 points twice during the third quarter.

A three-pointer by Miller made the score 46-35 with 1:35 remaining in the third period.

“We got off to a fast start. They put a lot of pressure on us, but we were able to break the press, get down the court and get a couple of easy baskets. That kind of fueled our offense,” Neier said. “We did a good job getting the ball inside and making some easy baskets.”

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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

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 76, Union 57

Saturday, Dec. 20

Sullivan Shootout

Owensville vs. Rockwood Summit, 11:30 a.m.

Lindbergh 67, St. Clair 46

Jefferson City vs. Jackson, 2:30 p.m.

Washington 56, Lutheran South 54

Poplar Bluff 59, Borgia 49

Sullivan vs. Affton, 7 p.m.

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

Farmington 61, Pattonville 39

Sullivan 68, Owensville 64

Principia 55, St. Louis Patriettes 42

Borgia 56, Cuba 38

Thursday, Dec. 18

*St. James 72, New Haven 21

*Union 49, Pacific 48

Friday, Dec. 19

Francis Howell 55, Washington 48

Sullivan Tournament

Seventh Place — Pattonville vs. St. Louis Patriettes, 4 p.m.

Consolation — Farmington vs. Principia, 5:30 p.m.

Third Place — Owensville vs. Cuba, 7 p.m.

Championship — Borgia 62, Sullivan 35

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.

Kennedy 88, Washington 84

Wednesday, Dec. 17

Lindbergh 128, Washington 48

*Conference Games

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