A late start due to football success was no deterrent for Totino-Grace as they opened against the Rogers Royals on Tuesday evening.
The Eagles blitzed a good Royal team 79-50, led by 6-1 guard Sam Meyer with 32 points. He had 24 in the first half, including four 3-pointers.
The Eagles led 36-27 at the break and got more scorers in the act during the second half. Nat Anderson was next with 11 points.
Rogers (2-2), in its fourth game, got 26 points from senior center Michael Schreiber but nobody else had more than six.
“We were outrebounded, outplayed, outhustled, and outmuscled,” noted Royal assistant coach Corey Puppe.
Next for Rogers is the annual River Battle with Elk River, coming up Saturday, with the boys playing at 5 p.m. and the girls at 7 p.m.