Basketball: Royal boys repel Monticello 77-67

With five double-digit scorers, the Rogers Royals held off the Monticello Magic 77-67 on Thursday evening at Monticello.

R.J. Dean and Michael Schreiber netted 16 points each, Josh Turnquist 15 off the bench, Trevor Morlock 12 and Rory Donvan 12.

Dean was 6-for-6 and Turnquist 4-for-4 at the line as the Royals went 20-for-29.

Rogers led by as much as 19 in the second half but Monticello made seven 3-pointers in the second half and got asĀ  close as seven.

Rogers is 9-4 in conference for third place and 14-7 overall.

Kevin Flesch sank 14 points, David Sell 11, Anthony Saavedra 11, and Bryce Balfanz 10 for Monticello (4-8 conference, 7-15 overall).

Rogers will host St. Cloud Apollo, ranked No. 5 in Class 3A, on Saturday, 7 p.m.

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