Local High School Basketball Scoreboard-Monday, December 17

Boys...
Borgia erased a double digit deficit to beat St. Charles West 53-52. Jordan Miller hit the game winning three pointer in the closing seconds.

St. James is heading into the Christmas break with an undefeated record. The Tigers posted a 70-55 win over Potosi, improving to 10-0 under coach Ben Smith.

Owensville knocked off Steelville 47-43.

Girls...
In first round action from the Peoples Bank Holiday Classic at Sullivan...
Borgia downed Washington 49-31
Sullivan hammered University City 68-11
Farmington edged out Waynesville 53-51
Owensville beat Cuba 48-21

Elsewhere...

Union downed Eldon 61-51. Alyssa Coons and Whitney Vitt scored 14 apiece. Rachel Bassett and Bethany Coons each added 13 points.

New Haven 59 Bourbon 26. Rachel Steinhoff led the way with 14 points. Emily Kallmeyer pumped in 13.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

5 days 21 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Union Senior Bethany Coons. Bethany finished the basketball season at Union averaging 11 points and eight assists per game. Coach Dusty Weiskopf says Bethany is good at handling the basketball and teams would find it difficult to press Union when Bethany was in the game because of her lateral movement. When combining her scoring and assist averages, Bethany was contributing about 25 points per game.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

1 day 17 hours ago

On March 24, 2015, Lufthansa Airlines pilot Andreas Lubitz steered a planeful of passengers into the French Alps, killing 150 people in a grisly act of murder/suicide.

The logical first question the world is asking is why? We ask this not only to make some sort of rational sense out of the irrational act, but also so that we can try to prevent something like it from happening again.

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SPORTS CORNER

5 hours 34 min ago

Jordan Lennerton's RBI double in the eighth inning helped the Detroit Tigers rally for a 4-3 win over the St. Louis Cardinals in Grapefruit League play on Saturday. Miguel Cabrera crushed a two-run home run in the first inning, and Alex Avila added a solo shot in the seventh for the Tigers. Shane Greene allowed three runs -- one earned -- on three hits with three walks and six strikeouts in five innings on the mound.