Basketball: Rogers drubs Zimmerman 82-58

Trevor Berkley of Rogers blocked a shot by Blake Ehley of Zimmerman. (Photo by Erik Jacobson)

There was no need for overtime in the Rogers vs. Zimmerman rematch Tuesday evening, as the Royals overwhelmed the Thunder in the second half and won 82-58.

The first meeting of the two teams was won in overtime by Rogers 70-64 on Jan. 4 in Zimmerman. This time, the host Royals led 39-30 at the half, and dominated the much smaller Thunder 43-28 in the second half.

Leading Rogers were 6-6 forward Rory Donovan with 21 points, 6-9 center Michael Schreiber with 19 points, 6-4 forward Trevor Morlock with 12 points, and 6-2 guard RJ Dean with 11 points.

Rogers pressed its height advantage as Rory Donovan gets inside for two of his 21 points here. (Photo by Erik Jacobson)

Brandon Giese sank 16 points for Zimmerman, with Nate Christensen adding 11 and Blake Ehley 10.

Rogers improved to 7-3 in the Mississippi 8 and 12-6 overall. Zimmerman dropped to 4-6 in conference and 13-7 overall.

Zimmerman will host Becker in a girl-boy doubleheader on Friday evening. Rogers will play at first-place Buffalo on Friday evening.

Rogers 82, Zimmerman 58

Zimmerman — Caleb Lunning 7, Brandon Giese 16, Ethan Lunning 4, Nate Christensen 11, Gavin Doppler 2, Blake Ehley 10, Rashuad Buehler 2, Kyle Connelly 1, Brandon Smith 1, Jake Wilson 4

Rogers — Trevor Morlock 12, Trevor Berkley 4, Austin Barbeln 8, Garrett HolĀ  2, Rory Donovan 21, Josh Turnquist 2, RJ Dean 11, Mitch Ziebel 3, Michael Schreiber 19

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