Basketball: Royal boys thump Becker 75-51, conference opener next

Sam Spilles led with a stellar all-around game including 21 points as the Rogers Royals pummeled Becker 75-51 after a slow start at home Tuesday evening.

Spilles, senior forward, also delivered five rebounds, three blocked shots and four steals for Rogers (5-8).

Becker (1-10) led 17-12 before the Royals took control and coasted to a 44-24 halftime lead.

Cullen Loughlin added 10 points and four assists, and Ryan Gelle nine points and nine rebounds, for the Royals.

After 13 non-conference games, Rogers will open Mississippi 8 play on Friday hosting St. Michael-Albertville.

Rogers scoring — Reid Sagehorn 4 (2 ast), Gunnar Bloom 2 (2 stl, 2 ast), Cullen Loughlin 10 (4 ast, 4 reb, 3 stl), Ryan Gelle 9 (9 reb, 2 stl), Sawyer Thompson 8, Luke Pecka 2 (3 ast), Brandon Nelson 4, Cole Murray 7, Paul Olson 7 (6 reb)