Basketball: Rogers boys lose opener to Anoka 58-57

The Rogers boys lost their opener to Anoka 58-57 Thursday at home as the Tornadoes’ Torrey Ledin  hit a 3-pointer with 13 seconds left and the Royals missed two free shots in the final second.

Rogers rallied from a  30-22 halftime deficit to a seven-point lead with 2:40 left but couldn’t hold on. Anoka applied some pressure, forcing two turnovers that led to key baskets.

Sam Spilles had 14 points and 7 rebounds for Rogers. Cole Murray added 10 points and 7 rebounds, Gunnar Bloom 7 points and 7 assists, and Cullen Loughlin 9 points.

Malcolm Seals scored 12 points and Jordan DeJong 11 for the Tornadoes.

The Royals will host Spring Lake Park on Friday.