Basketball: First-place Saints scuttle Royal boys 86-63

Jake Johnson dominated the second half and notched his 1,000th point as first-place St. Francis routed the Rogers Royals 86-63 on Saturday evening in St. Francis.

Johnson, a 6-foot-7 senior forward, scored 27 points, 21 of them in the second half.

The Fighting Saints are 7-0 in the Mississippi 8 and 14-3 overall.

Sophomore forward Steffan Mosoke led Rogers with 19 points. Cole Murray was next with 10 points for the Royals (2-4 conference, 6-10 overall).

Rogers will play at St. Cloud Tech on Tuesday.

Rogers scoring — Reid Sagehorn 1, Gunnar Bloom 8 (4 ast, 4 stl), Lance Lendl 4, Joey Simpson 2, Nate Hajder 2, Sawyer Thompson 3, Allen Wilson 2, Cole Murray 10 (7 reb), Steffan Mosoke 19, Mitch Liebert 2, Jake Abrahamson 3