Anoka sank a long 3-point shot with five seconds remaining to beat Rogers 49-46 in the first round of the Rogers holiday tournament Thursday, Dec. 27.
Anoka (5-3) inbounded with 19 seconds left after Rogers turned the ball over with a bad pass. The Tornadoes worked the ball around until Kyrah Fredenburg launched a 24-footer from the right wing that hit nothing but net.
Fredenburgh, junior guard, scored 15 points, including four 3-pointers.
The Royals held a 42-36 lead but went cold and had a costly turnovers as they lost their third straight. Normally a good free throw shooting team, they were shaky at the line in this game, 5-for-12.
Kelsey Frain led Rogers (5-5) with 13 points, sinking four 3-pointers. Courtney McClay added 10.
Rogers will face St. Francis for third place at 5 p.m. Friday, followed by Anoka vs. Forest Lake.