Basketball: Royal girls defeat Spring Lake Park 65-48

The Rogers Royals thumped Spring Lake Park 65-48 on Tuesday evening on the Panthers court, improving to 2-1.

The Royal enjoyed balanced scoring led by Megan Dobberstein with 1 3 points and Marina Nowak with nine. Simanko led SLP with 10 points.

“We played our style of basketball,” said coach Karlee Anderson. “We pressured their ball handlers and worked hard to not let their ‘bigs’ get easy lay-ups. The girls are working hard in practices to get it done on game nights.”

Marina Nowak, Lindsay Dorr and Megan Dobberstein worked hard on SLP’s two best players and held them under their average, the coach said.

The Royals will play at St. Francis on Thursday.

Rogers scoring — Kelsey Frain 8, Taylor Anderson 8, Shelby Darr 3, T. Paulsrud 7, Courtney McClay 10, Marina Nowak 9, Liz Glass 3, Megan Dobberstein 13, Lindsay Dorr 4