Basketball: Buffalo tops Rogers boys 76-55

Sam Spilles of Rogers scores in the first half. (Photo by Eric Jacobson)

Sam Spilles of Rogers scores in the first half. (Photo by Eric Jacobson)

 

The Rogers Royals took a 76-55 beating from hot-shooting conference co-leader Buffalo at home Tuesday evening.

Buffalo sank 9 of 17 shots from 3-point range, including five of their first six. The Bison led 33-29 at halftime.

Gunnar Bloom drives for two of his 17 points. (Photo by Erik Jacobson)

Gunnar Bloom drives for two of his 17 points. (Photo by Erik Jacobson)

Gunnar Bloom had 17 points, four rebounds and two steals for Rogers (3-6 conference, 9-16 overall). Sam Spilles notched 12 points, eight rebounds and three steals. Ryan Gelle scored 10 points.

Rogers was 5-for-17 on three’s and 10-for-20 at the line.

Buffalo (18-7 overall) remained in a first-place tie with St. Michael-Albertville at 8-1 with one game left, against Big Lake.

Rogers  will close the regular season at Monticello on Friday.

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