Borden got all they could handle from visiting West Washington on Tuesday. The 5-14 Senators were no easy test for the Braves, making Borden earn the 37-34 win.
“Both teams played really good defensively,” Borden coach Doc Nash said. “On the offensive side, it was a pretty ugly game.”
The Braves struggled the whole game offensively and needed a pair of free throws by Garrett Vick with 18 seconds left to ice the victory.
The free throws gave Borden a 3-point lead and the Braves locked down on the final possession and didn’t allow West Washington a game-tying shot.
The Senators got off to a dreadful start and only scored three points in the opening quarter. The stiff Borden defense only allowed three players from West Washington in the scoring column all night.
With a 30-18 lead entering the fourth quarter, Borden allowed the Senators back in the game.
“They did a great job getting back in the game. They fought hard in the fourth,” said Nash.
Zack Gilliam was the only Brave in double figures with 13 points. Josh Vollstedt scored nine and Vick’s clutch free throws were his only two points.
The Braves move to 15-4 on the season and host 2-16 Salem on Senior Night Friday.
BORDEN 37, WEST WASHINGTON 34
W. Washington 3 10 5 16—34
Borden 11 8 11 7—37
West Washington scoring: Lane Hoover 16, Ty Bolton 15, Michael Sizemore 3.
Borden scoring: Zack Gillam 13, Josh Vollstedt 9, Brian McGee 6, Caleb Hart 5, Garrett Vick 2, Cody Craddock 2.
3-point field goals: West Washington 4 (Bolton 3, Sizemore); Borden 3 (McGee, Vollstedt, Hart).
Free throws: West Washington 6-6, Borden 10-11.
CHRISTIAN ACADEMY ROLLS CROTHERSVILLE 62,44
Christian Academy took care of business with a 62-44 win over Crothersville in its regular season finale. The Warriors close their regluar-season campaign with a 14-4 record.
Aaron Eldridge led Christian Academy with 22 points. James Martin chipped in 13 and Shelby Rose added 10.
Crothersville (9-9) was within two points of the Warriors at the half at 27-25. Christian Academy took control of the game in the third and ran away in the second half.
The Warriors begin sectional play next week on a five-game winning streak and have taking seven of their last eight games.
CHRISTIAN ACADEMY 62, CROTHERSVILLE 44
Crothersville 11 14 7 12—44
Christian Academy 12 15 15 19—62
Crothersville scoring: Davidson 9, Luedenan 8, Barnes 7, Money 7, Mount 6, Adams 3, Byrd 2, Petty 2.
Christian Academy scoring: Aaron Eldridge 22, James Martin 13, Shelby Rose 10, Connor Chalfant 8, Chris Boaz 4, Riley Linnehan 3, Patrick Fitzgibbons 2.
3-point field goals: Crothersville 4 (Luedenan 2, Money, Adams); Christian Academy 5 (Eldridge 3, Martin, Linnehan).
Free throws: Crothersville 8-14, Christian Academy 7-17.
Junior varsity: Christian Academy 38, Crothersville 34.