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March 16, 2013

CLASS A SEMISTATE: Borden-University box score and game notes

Class A Seymour Semistate — Borden 47, University 44


Borden         15 11   7 14—47

University      8 13 16   7—44

    Borden (23-3): 0Billy Kirchgessner 1-5 7-9 9, Garrett Vick 1-5 3-7 5, Jalen McCoy 5-13 3-6 17, Michael Lynch 5-12 5-7 15, Cody Bachman 0-3 1-4 1. Totals 12-38 19-33 47.

    University (15-12): Eric Wott 2-6 0-0 6, Mikhail Liston 3-7 1-2 7, Sam Forkin 1-3 0-0 3, Robbie Johnson 5-8 3-5 14, Dominic Dixon 4-8 1-2 9, Anthony Murdock 1-1 0-0 2, Anthony Maranto 1-2 0-0 3. Totals 17-35 5-8 44.

    3-point shooting: Borden 4-8 (McCoy 4-7, Kirchgessner 0-1); University 5-11 (Wott 2-5, Forkin 1-2, Johnson 1-1, Maranto 1-1, Liston 0-1, Dixon 0-1).

    Rebounds: Borden 24 (Lynch 7); University 31 (Dixon 9, Murdock 9).

    Assists: Borden 4 (Kirchgessner 4); University 2 (Dixon 2).

    Steals: Borden 14 (Kirchgessner 8); University 6 (Johnson 2).

    Blocked shots: Borden 1 (Bachman); University 5 (Dixon 4).

    Turnovers: Borden 10, University 21.



• After Saturday's 47-44 win over University, Borden is 11-0 against teams that finished their season with an above-.500 record while the Braves are 12-3 against teams with records below .500.

• Borden is 7-1 in games decided by three points or fewer or in overtime this season.

• Borden is 45-5 over the past two seasons and 59-14 over the past three. Doc Nash is 115-49 overall as a head coach and 104-39 in the past six seasons, which includes four sectional titles, two regionals and, as of Saturday’s 47-44 win over University, the school’s first semistate title.

• Only Carmel (24-2), Cathedral (25-5) and Linton-Stockton (24-3) enter Saturday’s state finals with a better winning percentage than the Braves, who are 23-3 (88.4 percent).

• Borden and Triton were tied at No. 10 in the final Associated Press Class A poll.

• The south semistate has won the last two Class A state titles (Indianapolis Metropolitan in 2011 and Loogootee in 2012) and three of the last four (Jac-Cen-Del in 2009).

• The state finals appearance is Triton’s fourth in the last six years, including a Class A championship in 2008 when it earned a 52-40 victory over Indianapolis Lutheran, which had knocked off Borden in its first semistate appearance.

• Triton coach Jason Grove is 159-41, including six sectional titles, four regional corwns and four semistate championships and a state championship, in eight years as the Trojans’ head coach.

• It’s been a strange season for Triton. After starting 2-3, the Trojans have won 17-of-19 and are currently on a 12 game winning streak. Triton is 10-1 against Class A teams with the only loss coming on Jan. 11 to Culver, which finished the season 13-9. Triton beat Culver 44-32 to open sectional play at Triton. Borden is 18-1 against Class A foes. Its loss came to Springs Valley (11-12).

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