Basketball: Royal girls trip Buffalo 60-45, advance to semi’s

The Rogers Royals, who lost twice to Buffalo in conference play, defeated the Bison 60-45 in the first round of Section 8AAAA on Tuesday evening in St. Michael.

The Royals’ front line did the most damage as Marina Nowak scored 15 points, Hannah Sjerven 14 and Lindsay Dorr 13. Guards Bailey Miller and Taylor Anderson scored eight and six points, respectively.

Rogers (15-12) faces top-seeded St. Michael-Albertville (21-4) in the semifinals Saturday which will be hosted by STMA. They will play the second game, following Elk River (12-15) vs. St. Cloud Tech (23-3), which starts at 6 p.m.

Chloe Boster scored 10 points and Cadyn Luedemann eight for Buffalo (16-11).