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Posted: Friday, February 7, 2014 5:00 pm

In the past, the annual games between Borgia and St. Charles West generally have been close.

Thursday’s meeting was an exception to that rule as the visiting Warriors (14-6) dominated Borgia (13-5) in every facet of play while rolling to a 59-41 victory.

“We just came out and didn’t play very good,” Borgia Head Coach Dave Neier said. “When you miss that many layups and free throws, it’s going to be tough to be in the ballgame. We’ve got a lot of work to do. We’ve got to become a better ball team. We’ve got a lot more talent than we’re showing.”

Borgia returned to action Friday at St. Mary’s in Archdiocesan Athletic Association Large Division action. Borgia entered that game at 3-1 in the conference.

“The best thing is that we get to play right away again tomorrow night,” Neier said. “Hopefully we can put this game behind us and go out and play some good basketball.”

The Knights return home Tuesday to host St. Dominic in AAA Large Division play. The tripleheader starts with freshman action at 4 p.m.

And it could have been worse for the Knights. Borgia struggled the entire evening, shooting just 38 percent from the field and 57 percent from the free-throw line.

Borgia sank just two of 14 three-point shots in the game.

“We’re not running our offense very good right now,” Neier said. “We forgot our assignments sometimes on defense and they ended up getting an easy shot or shot they wanted and one we should have been taking away. We’ve got to get more focused and come out and play hard.”

Meanwhile, St. Charles West did pretty much what it wanted in the game. The Warriors played a confident style, which didn’t change even when Borgia cut the lead to four points heading into the fourth quarter.

St. Charles West jumped out to a 10-2 lead in the first quarter and led 12-5 following eight minutes of action.

The Warriors were up 26-16 at the intermission and led by nine for much of the third quarter before Borgia rallied to cut it to 35-31 at the end of the third quarter.

“We just couldn’t seem to put things together,” Neier said. “We would come back a little bit and, all of a sudden, we would lose focus again. We would have three or four trips without getting a good shot and the lead would be right back up there again.”

St. Charles West responded with a three-point basket by sophomore Davis Soderberg, one of his four three-point baskets on the night.

Soderberg led the Warriors with 18 points in the game and added four rebounds, two assists and one steal.

Junior Logan Gonce then scored and was fouled. He missed the free throw, but the Warriors had set the tone for the final eight minutes of action.

Gonce scored 13 points with seven assists, three rebounds and three steals.

“They had two exceptional players in Gonce and Soderberg,” Neier said. “Gonce controls the tempo of the game with the way he handles the ball. Soderberg is pretty deadly outside and we gave him too many easy shots.”

After Borgia sophomore Walton Eckelkamp hit a three-point shot, the Warriors picked up a conventional three-point play from senior Troy Wehde, who scored, was fouled, and hit the free throw. The extra point made it 43-34 with 6:02 to play.

Wehde ended the game with seven points, five rebounds and two assists.

From there, the Warriors continued to pull away.

Borgia had few highlights in the game. Neier tried more combinations than a safecracker in trying to find anything which would work. Nothing did for more than a couple of minutes at a time.

“We’ve got some work to do,” Neier said. “The biggest thing is that we need to play with some enthusiasm. There wasn’t much talk on defense tonight. We got out there and were pretty lethargic. They took it to us.”

Senior Zac Schweissguth led the Knights in scoring with 12 points, hitting all four of his shots from the field and going 4-6 from the free-throw line.

Schweissguth also had four rebounds and three assists.

Senior Adam Meyer scored nine points with five rebounds and one assist.

Eckelkamp scored seven points while adding two rebounds and one assist.

Senior Joe Helfrich was limited to five points while adding six rebounds and a blocked shot.

Junior Clayton Voss added four points.

Senior Tyler Breckenkamp hit a three-point shot for his points.

And sophomore Luke DeLine scored one point with two rebounds.

Others playing were senior Kevin Birk (three assists, two rebounds one steal), juniors Spencer Juergens (one rebound, one assist) and Jacob Neier (one steal) and sophomore Trey Hunter (one rebound).

Also for St. Charles West junior Drew Lauer scored nine points, three steals, one assist and one rebound.

Senior Robert Bearden scored six points with nine rebounds and one blocked shot.

Senior Ryan Finders scored six points with three rebounds, two steals and an assist.

And sophomore Hasaan DeCarolis added one rebound.

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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 at Union    7 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 20

Sullivan Shootout

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

St. Clair vs. Lindbergh, 1 p.m.

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

Washington vs. Lutheran South, 4 p.m.

Borgia vs. Poplar Bluff, 5:30 p.m.

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

Washington at Francis Howell    7 p.m.

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 vs. Sullivan, 8:30 p.m.

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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