Basketball: Anoka’s late 3-pointer beats Rogers girls 49-46

Lindsay Dorr (right) of the Royals makes contact with Anoka's high scorer Kyrah Fredenburg. (Photo by Bill Jones)

Lindsay Dorr (right) of the Royals makes contact with Anoka’s high scorer Kyrah Fredenburg. (Photo by Bill Jones)

 

Anoka sank a long 3-point shot with five seconds remaining to beat Rogers 49-46 in the first round of the Rogers holiday tournament Thursday evening.

Anoka (5-3) inbounded with 19 seconds left after Rogers turned the ball over with a bad pass. The Tornadoes worked the ball around until Kyrah Fredenburg launched a 24-footer from the right wing that hit nothing but net.

Marina Nowak pulls up for a jump shot for Rogers. (Photo by Bill Jones)

Marina Nowak pulls up for a jump shot for Rogers. (Photo by Bill Jones)

Fredenburgh, junior guard, scored 15 points, including four 3-pointers.

The Royals held a 42-36 lead but went cold and had a costly turnovers as they lost their third straight. Normally a good free throw shooting team, they were shaky at the line in this game, 5-for-12.

Kelsey Frain led Rogers (5-5) with 13 points, sinking four 3-pointers. Courtney McClay added 10.

Rogers will face St. Francis for third place at 5 p.m. Friday, followed by Anoka vs. Forest Lake.

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