Borden splits a pair of games
Due to the Ladies sections Borden played an odd schedule this past week. They opened with Medora Thursday night winning 69 to 31. Then they played Springs Valley Saturday at noon and didn’t fare well losing 34 to 31.
Thursday night Borden played Medora at home. Medora started off with the first basket from Edwards to lead for the first minute of the game. Then Borden went on a 13 point run to take command of the game. Though Medora brought a much improved team they were still not a match for the then 5th ranked Braves.
Saturday afternoon Borden hosted Springs Valley. The game started with Springs Valleys Baggett scoring 2 of his 17 points. Borden’s Kirchgessner responded with a pair of free throws but Springs Valley slowed the game down with good ball handling and a zone defense to finish the first quarter ahead 7 to 2.
Borden picked up the pace in the second quarter, penetrated better and shot better to fight back to a 14 all tie by half despite several turnovers.
The third quarter went back to the pace at the beginning of the game. Borden struggled to muster four points as Springs Valley pulled out to a 24 to 18 lead.
Borden’s offense came alive beginning the fourth running off seven unanswered points in the first three minutes to take a one point lead. Then Springs Valley hit a basket, Borden two free throws, Springs Valley a basket, Borden two free throws to reach the 3:00 mark with Borden leading 29 to 28.
Borden then shut down on offense as Springs Valley then hit 6 of 8 free throws answered by one basket by Borden’s Bachman with one second to play. This let Springs Valley walk away with the win 34 to 31.
Borden did cause eleven turnovers for Springs Valley. But Borden committed 15 turnovers and did not drive inside opening the door for Springs Valley.
Borden’s coach Doc Nash commented after the game, “They didn’t do what our game plan called for and we had way too many turnovers. I was very disappointed in our leadership on the floor.”
Borden’s leading scorer was Cody Bachman with 16.
Springs Valley’s leading scorer was Baggett with 17.