Basketball: Royal boys lose to Knights 71-63

St. Michael-Albertville handed the Rogers Royals a 71-63 conference loss on Friday evening.

Jackson Greenwaldt led the Knights (6-3 conference, 9-10 overall) with 20 points and Todd Rothstein was next with 16.

Cole Murray notched 20 points and 15 rebounds for Rogers (2-5 conference, 6-11 overall). Allen Wilson added 13 points.

The Knights were just 5-for-23 on 3-pointers but started to pull away when Rothstein hit  a pair of them. They padded their lead with 18-for-22 free throw shooting in the second half, and had a 41-33 rebound edge.

Rogers will  host Monticello on Friday evening.

Rogers scoring — Reid Sagehorn 3, Gunnar Bloom 6, Lance Lendl 4, Sawyer Thompson 3, Allen Wilson 13, Cole Murray 20 (15 reb, 2 blk), Steffan Mosoke 6 (2 blk), Coby Stoe 8