Basketball: Rogers girls stymie Becker 43-27

The Rogers Royals prevailed 43-27 over Becker in a defensive duel that’s typical whenever these Mississippi 8 rivals meet Tuesday evening.

The score was just 4-3 near the 10-minute mark of the first half, and after Rogers found the bottom of then et for a 20-9 halftime lead, both teams went scoreless the firs five minutes of the second half.

Sophomore forward Courtney McClay, with 12 points for Rogers, was the lone double-figure scorer in the game.

“Our girls did a nice job overall tonight, especially in the first half in keeping them from getting into sync on offense,” said coach Jeremy Digiovanni.  “We also did a good job taking care of the ball with only two turnovers in the first half. While we weren’t making a lot of shots, we weren’t giving the ball away freely.”

The Royals, 6-4 overall and 1-1 in the conference, will host Zimmerman on Friday night.

Rogers–Reichert 4, Beach 4, Loughlin 4, Frain 4, Motter 7, Edstrom 4, McClay 12, Dobberstein 4

Becker–Yoerg 2, Fluck 2, Anderson 5, Paulson 4, Morrell 8, Floe 3, Ferris 3

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