Basketball: Paulsrud spree of three’s helps Rogers girls beat Chargers 71-45

A three-point barrage by Taylor Paulrud sparked the Rogers Royals in a 71-45 conquest of Dassel-Cokato at home on Friday evening.

Paulsrud, a sophomore guard, nailed five of six from outside the arc and totaled 25 points.

“Taylor was on fire tonight, offensively and defensively,” said coach Karlee Anderson.

Taylor Anderson added 16 and Courtney McClay 11 for the Royals (7-5).

Anna Webster led the Chargers (6-4) with 11 points.

The Royals, who made 11 of 15 free shots, had a 36-22 halftime lead.

“We played two halves tonight,” said Anderson. “We pressured them and we played our style of basketball.”

Rogers will play at Staples-Motley on Tuesday.