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Posted: Friday, January 3, 2014 7:00 pm

Tuesday will be a special day at Borgia.

That’s because the Borgia swimming Lady Knights will compete in their first-ever meet at Trinity at 4 p.m.

Borgia Coach Jennifer Alferman-Molitor said the team has been working hard to prepare for the meet.

“It has been good,” Alferman-Molitor said. “We shortened practices for finals but now we are hitting it hard. I know that it seems like we have been practicing forever but once we start with swim meets the season will start to fly.”

Indeed, Borgia will have two meets next week. The team swims at MICDS next Friday as well. The starting time hasn’t been announced, but likley will be 6 p.m. That meet originally was scheduled for Dec. 13, but that was called due to poor road conditions.

Borgia now has 16 swimmers on its team after taking a couple of roster casualties. The latest drop has been due to injury.

“The girls are doing well,” Alferman-Molitor said. “I am really impressed with how the new girls are picking up everything. My seniors are also doing really well. I think they are going to have a great season.”

However, those remaining with the program are eager for the season to get going, especially the team’s two home meets.

Borgia will host Lutheran St. Charles and O’Fallon Christian Saturday, Jan. 18, starting at 11:30 a.m.

And the second home meet will be Saturday, Feb. 1, against Wentzville Liberty at 11:30 a.m. Both meets will be held at the Four Rivers Area YMCA.

“We are very excited to host two meets and are very thankful for the YMCA for letting us host them,” Alferman-Molitor said.

Boys Basketball

The boys basketball Knights will resume their season during the two-day Cardinal Ritter Classic in St. Louis.

Borgia is slated to play during Saturday’s portion of the event at the Cardinal Ritter Classic, a two-day event.

Borgia’s game is scheduled against McCluer South-Berkeley at 1 p.m.

Six games are scheduled for the event. On Friday, Cardinal Ritter plays Chaminade at 4 p.m. Cleveland Naval Junior ROTC takes on Crossroads at 5:15 p.m. and Priory plays Vianney at 6:45 p.m.

Saturday’s action starts with the Borgia-Berkeley game at 1 p.m.

SLUH plays Hales Franciscan out of Chicago at 2:15 p.m. and Cardinal Ritter takes on CBC in a JV game at 3:45 p.m.

Admission to the event is $12 and each fan will receive a program/ad book with their admission.

Berkeley enters Saturday’s game with a 0-4 record. The Bulldogs have lost to Riverview Gardens, Trinity, Madison and Bayless. The first two losses were by a combined 11 points. The last two were blowouts.

Borgia will have to find a way to slow down Ryan Stokes, a 6-3 junior swing player who averages 23.3 points per game so far. Cameron Nelson, a 5-10 sophomore guard, is next at 11 points per game.

Dion Fox, a 6-0 junior forward, is the team’s rebounding leader with six boards per contest.

The Knights are back in action Monday at home, hosting St. Charles West. Junior varsity action begins at 5:30 p.m.

The Warriors enter the game at 8-4 and have posted wins over Lafayette, Ritenour, Francis Howell North (twice), DeSmet, Parkway Central, Marquette and Parkway West.

Losses have been to Kirkwood (twice), Webster Groves and St. Charles.

The Warriors had a long run in the Meramec Holiday Tournament, going 2-2 in the event. St. Charles West beat Marquette, 45-28, and Parkway West, 55-46. St. Charles West then lost to Webster Groves, 52-48, and then to Kirkwood, 50-39.

The Warriors have played another neutral site game, beating Parkway Central at the St. Charles Family Arena Dec. 21, 41-36.

Logan Gonce leads St. Charles West in scoring with 17.4 points per game and is second on the team in three-point shooting.

Davis Soderberg is the top three-point shooter for the Warriors and averages 13 points per game.

So far for Borgia (5-2), sophomore Walton Eckelkamp has been the team’s leading scorer at 13 points per game.

Senior Zac Schweissguth averages 11.4 points per contest while senior Joe Helfrich averages 9.1 points per game.

Helfrich leads the team in rebounds with 7.1 per contest. Senior Kevin Birk is next on that list at 4.4 rebounds per game.

Schweissguth tips the team in assists (5.1) and steals (3.3) per contest.

Girls Basketball

Borgia hosted Bishop DuBourg Thursday in a game delayed from Dec. 13. Details can be found elsewhere in this section.

The game was Borgia’s first Archdiocesan Athletic Association Large Division game of the season. The Lady Knights are the defending league champion. Senior guard Janie Arand entered that game needing just five points to reach 1,000 for her career.

The Lady Knights (4-1) had a strong start to the season and ended the 2013 portion of the schedule by winning the Peoples Bank Holiday Classic over host Sullivan, 48-31.

Borgia will return to action next Wednesday, hosting St. Clair.

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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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