Basketball: Royal boys pummel Bemidji 71-47

The Rogers Royals opened their weekend northern trip with a 71-47 victory over the Bemidji Lumberjacks on Friday evening in Bemidji.

The Royals (2-2) will duel Moorhead on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. Bemidji and Moorhead are both in Rogers section so the Royals added this trip to their schedule this year.

The Royals held Bemidji (0-3), which scored 73 and 85 points its first two games, to 30 percent field goal shooting with straight man-to-man defense.

Gunnar Bloom netted 13 points while Cullen Loughlin and  Cole Murray  sank 11 points each and Sam Spilles 10 points.

For Bemidji (0-3), Jeremiah Huseby  and Connor McNallan each scored 11 points and Billy Baumgartner  added 10.

Rogers 71,  Bemidji 47

Rogers — Reid Sagehorn 7 (5 reb), Gunnar Bloom 13 (3 stl), Cullen Loughlin 11 (4 ast, 7 reb, 3 stl),   Ryan Gelle 8 (4 reb, 3 stl), Luke Pecka 3, Brandon Nelson 8 (6 reb), Cole Murray 11 (4 reb), Sam Spilles 10 (9 reb)

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