Borden beats NW, celebrates Nash’s 100th win
Last Friday night Borden hosted New Washington in an SAC conference game. Though this was not a sterling game for Borden they did manage to pull away to a comfortable 63 to 40 win.
At the tip the New Washington (NW) player tipped the ball out of bounds so Borden took possession. Getting the ball was one thing, keeping it was another. Both teams shared a dozen turnovers in the quarter. Borden’s defense seemed very flat and their shot selection was not good. NW played hard with a pair of 3’s and scoring from five players put them in a 13 all tie at the end of the quarter.
The second quarter Borden protected the ball much better while forcing several more turnovers from NW. They continued to control the rebounding and managed to find better shot selections. But NW was not done, they fought back to trail at the half 27 to 21 Borden.
After the half Borden made a better effort to play up to par. Through the third quarter they controlled the rebounding and cut their turnovers to one. NW’s Logan Miles picked up his 2nd & 3rd 3 pointer in an attempt to keep pace but Borden’s Josh Ruedinger came off the bench and picked up all nine of his points for the game to lead the Braves to a 45 to 33 lead at the end of the third.
In the fourth quarter the wheels seemed to come off for NW. NW’s Miles picked up his 4th 3 plus four free throws from his team mates was all they had. Borden continued to rebound well, cause turnovers and wait for the better shot. This allowed them to pull out to a 23 point win, 63 to 40.
When asked after the game what helped Borden pull away after the first quarter Doc Nash answered, “We made shots and turned turnovers into points.” Coach Nash seemed very disappointed in the effort for the night.
New Washington’s coach May thought his team did well in the first half with a few exceptions. “Our biggest weakness came in the third quarter when the pace of the game went much faster. They got inside to score and pounded in to rebound. I thought the team as a whole handled the pressure well”
Leading scorers for Borden were: Cody Bachman 16, Garrett Vick 13 and Jalen McCoy 10.
Leading scorer for New Washington was Logan Miles with 14
Coach Nash’s 100th Win
After the game Borden’s Athletic Director Tobi Cheatum called Borden’s coach Doc Nash to the floor. Last Friday, December 28th coach Nash won his 100th game in his career against Paoli. Coach Nash was presented with the game ball from the Paoli game by Jim Matthews, his high school coach when Nash played at New Washington.
Cheatum also presented coach Nash with a commemorative ball with his accomplishment of reaching this milestone. Cheatum commented from the floor, “Doc (Nash) always gives his team the credit for winning the games. So we present this to him for the 100 games his team won and the 46 that he lost.”