Basketball: First-place Knights beat Rogers girls 62-46

St. Michael-Albertville, undefeated in the Mississippi 8, turned back the Rogers Royals 62-46 on Tuesday evening in Rogers.

Erin Autio poured in 25 points for the Knights (11-0 conference, 18-4 overall). Rae Johnson added 11 points and Sydney Tracy 10.

Rogers (6-6 conference, 13-10 overall) was within 44-42 before the Knights took charge down the stretch.

STMA shut down the Rogers offense as Marina Nowak was high scorer with eight, and the Royals shot just 33 percent at 18-for-54.

Rogers will host Monticello next Tuesday.

Rogers scoring — Bailey Miller 6, Taylor Anderson 7, Paige Kalthoff 2, Dani Karels 7, Bella Wilson 6, Marina Nowak 8, Hannah Sjerven 6, Lindsay Dorr 4