Local High School Basketball-Tuesday, November 26

Borgia/Pepsi Thanksgiving Tournament...
Nick Ziegler scored 39 points and was perfect from the free throw line going 18-for-18 leading the Union Wildcats to a 91-68 win over the O'Fallon Christian Eagles last night. Tanner Bunch drained six three pointers and finished with 20 points.

Borgia shot 57 percent from the floor and 42 percent on three's in a 63-21 win over St. Clair. Joe Helfrich scored 14 with Zac Schweissguth pumping in 13 and Walton Eckelkamp 11. Reno Jones paced the Bulldogs with 11 points.

Elsewhere last night...

Boys...
Fatima outscored St. James 84-77
New Haven beat Belle 48-40. Kyle Ruediger scored 14 for New Haven with Seth Schenck adding 11.
Montgomery County edged out Hermann 71-70. Josh Oetterer scored 20 for Hermann with Craig Winkelmann pumping in 19.
Newburg 58 Owensville 35

Girls...
Washington posted a 44-37 win over St. Clair. Paige Carpenter scored 16 and Kyra Hardesty chipped in 15.
Hermann had no problem with Montgomery County 83-18. Jamie Gleeson drained 27.
Sullivan beat Jefferson City 42-21
St. James beat Waynesville 61-55

Wrestling...
St. Clair defeated Herculaneum 47-35.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

5 days 18 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Junior Basketball Player Hailey Diestelkamp with the Owensville Dutchgirls. She recently became the all-time scoring leader at Owensville High School surpassing Katie Davis. Hailey played volleyball her first two years of high school, but after suffering an injury playing basketball last summer, she decided to focus on basketball this year. Hailey runs track in the spring.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

1 week 5 days ago

It came as a shock to a lot of people to find out that the contract for the Union license office, which has been operated by the Union Chamber of Commerce since the 1970's, was being turned over to a for-profit company based out of Jefferson City.

What happened? It's a classic case of two all-too-common phenomena in the world of government--unintended consequences and the revolving door.

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SPORTS CORNER

3 hours 28 sec ago

Saint Louis erased a nine-point second half deficit and had a shot to win it late, but fell 60-56 against UMass Saturday in a thrilling Atlantic 10 Conference game at Chaifetz Arena. It was the fourth loss in a row for the Billikens, who fall to 9-12 overall and 1-7 in league play. UMass improves to 12-9 overall and 5-3 in the A-10. The Billikens had the ball down by two with the shot clock off.