Basketball: Royal girls tip Saints 59-51 in third-place game

The Rogers Royals won the third-place game of their holiday tournament 59-51 over St. Francis on Friday with four double-digit scorers.

Taylor Anderson potted 14 points, Taylor Paulsrud 12, and Marina Nowak and Lindsey Dorr 10 each.

The Royals (6-5), who trailed 29-23 at the half, pulled away late in the game when they switched to a four-out and one-in offense, with Nowak at the post getting the bulk of her points down the stretch.

For St. Francis (1-10), Emily Larson and Molly Kungel  sank 13 points each and Sonja Homan 10.

Rogers will host Dassel-Cokato on Friday.