Basketball: Hayfield tops Royal boys 66-61 in 3rd-place game

The Rogers Royals lost to Hayfield 66-61 in the third-place game of the Tartan tournament on Saturday evening.

Rogers (3-7) led 35-32 at halftime after hitting six of 10 three-pointers, but Hayfield overtook the Royals behind a 32-20 rebound edge and a 21-6 free throw edge. Hayfield made 21 of 33 and the Royals just 6 of 8.

Cullen Loughlin sank 19 points and Sam Spilles 14 to lead the Royals. Spilles, a senior forward, was named to the all-tournament team.

Hayfield got 26 points from Krueger and 16 from Brady Kramer.

Rogers will play at Delano on Friday night.

Rogers scoring — Cullen Loughlin 19, Sam Spilles 14 (7 reb, 2 stl), Ryan Gelle 9 (3 3pt), Cole Murray 9 (5 reb, 2 blk), Brandon Nelson 2, Luke Pecka 3, Gunnar Bloom 3, Reid Sagehorn 2