St. Francis Borgia set an almost dizzying pace in the first half, en route to their Class 4 boys’ championship over Sikeston Saturday. They jumped out to a 25-17 lead in the first quarter and muscled their way to a 77-62 victory. For the Knights, it’s their fourth state title, all since 1993.

All-state senior guard Alex Moosmann led the charge with 26 points, while senior forward Shea Carr held ground on the inside, with 18 points and 11 rebounds. Borgia guard David Holdmeier, also a senior, added 16 points and dished out nine assists.

Borgia certainly had leaders with experience, as eight seniors and five juniors made up the Knight’s roster.

After taking a 45-34 lead at half time, they pushed their lead to as much as 14 points late in the third quarter. After that, Sikeston never got any closer than nine points. Borgia didn’t give much away at the free throw line, hitting 14-of-16 from the charity stripe.

Sikeston got a gutsy performance from freshman Michael Poter, who scored 13 points, grabbed nine rebounds and dished out six assists. Julian Beard led the Bulldogs with 14 points.

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