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The Rolla Daily News - Rolla, MO
  • Sullivan girls, Borgia boys win in Rolla Sectional

  • The Sullivan High School girls' basketball team and the St. Francis Borgia boys' squad were the winners of Wednesday's Missouri Class 4 Sectionals games held at Missouri S&T's Gale Bullman Multi-Purpose Building.
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  • The Sullivan High School girls' basketball team and the St. Francis Borgia boys' squad were the winners of Wednesday's Missouri Class 4 Sectionals games held at Missouri S&T's Gale Bullman Multi-Purpose Building.
    The Sullivan Lady Eagles, of the Four Rivers Conference, built a 10-point lead after three periods and held on to defeat Bolivar 51-41.
    And in the boys' game Borgia 6-1 senior guard Jordan Miller canned an 18-foot jumper at the buzzer to give the Knights a 47-45 victory over the Springfield Hillcrest Hornets of the Ozark Conference.
    The Rolla Sectional survivors advance to Missouri Class 4 Quarterfinal action Saturday at Springfield on the campus of Drury University.
    In Saturday's quarterfinals the Borgia boys (20-8) face Republic (27-4) at 1 p.m. while Sullivan (24-4) meets Webb City (23-5) at 2:45 p.m. in the girls' game.
    In sectional action Wednesday at Ozark the Republic boys defeated Carl Junction 62-42 and the Webb City Lady Cardinals stopped West Plains 57-42.
    Here are results from Wednesday's Rolla Sectional games:
    Girls
    Sullivan 51, Bolivar 41
    The Bolivar Liberators pulled out to a 12-8 lead after the first period.
    However, Sullivan's defense limited Bolivar to just five points in the second quarter, allowing the Lady Eagles to take a 20-17 halftime advantage.
    Taylor Lucas, a 5-8 junior forward, erupted for 11 points in the third period to allow the Lady Eagles pull out to a 37-27 lead entering the fourth quarter.
    Getting seven points from 5-7 sophomore guard Randi Hancock and a three-pointer by 5-7 junior guard Shelby Roberts, the Liberators closed to within four points midway through the fourth period.
    However, Sullivan converted 9-of-15 free throws in the final period to keep the lead.
    T. Lucas finished with 22 points to pace Sullivan while 5-9 junior guard Sierra Pryor added 11.
    Hancock tallied 15 points – 13 in the second half – for Bolivar, which ends at 19-8.
    Scoring
    Sullivan (24-4): A. Lucas 2-4-8, Pryor 5-0-11, Brandt 1-2-4, Heinle 1-1-3, T. Lucas 9-3-22, Reed 1-0-3, Totals 19-10-51.
    Bolivar (19-8): Emmert 1-0-3, Roberts 3-1-9, Jacobson 1-0-2, Peavey 0-2-2, Hancock 3-8-15, Lesh 0-1-1, Payne 0-1-1, Campbell 3-2-8, Totals 11-15-41.
    Boys
    Borgia 47, Hillcrest 45
    Hillcrest canned a three-pointer late to tie the game, one of three treys the Hornets hit in the final period. On the final possession Miller fired up a jumper just inside the the free throw circle.
    The shot swished through the basket at the buzzer to give Borgia the victory.
    Hillcrest took a 12-10 lead after one period but scored just four points in the second quarter and trailed 19-16 at intermission. Miller and 6-3 senior guard Casey Kuchem each hit a three-pointer and finished with five points in the period as the Knights outscored Hillcrest 18-16 in the third quarter to take a 37-32 edge into the final frame.
    Page 2 of 2 - Kuchem finished with 16 points and Miller added 14 for Borgia.
    Braden Petry, a 6-1 sophomore guard, had 12 points for Hillcrest, which ends with a 22-6 mark.
    Scoring
    Borgia (20-8): Baumstark 3-0-6, Schweissguth 1-1-3, Miller 5-1-14, Kuchem 7-0-16, Breckenkamp 1-0-2, Helfrich 2-2-6, Totals 19-4-47.
    Hillcrest (22-6): Johnson 4-1-10, Hardy 3-0-9, Whittaker 1-1-3, B. Petry 4-0-12, A. Petry 1-3-6, Hill 2-1-5, Totals 15-6-45.

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