Basketball: Royal girls beat Duluth East 73-43

By Bruce Strand

ECM-Sun Newspapers


The Rogers Royals picked up their second win in less than 24 hours, 73-43 over visiting Duluth East on Saturday afternoon.

Senior center Lindsay Dorr led with 25 points and 10 rebounds. Taylor Paulsrud hit 12 points, including 2-for-3 on three’s. Hannah Sjerven delivered 11 points and 11 rebounds.

The Royals (11-6) beat St. Francis 53-43 on Friday evening, also at home.

The Royals made 18 of 26 free shots and were 26-for-70 from the field including 3-for-6 on three’s.

Hannah Johnson, 6-foot-1 center, netted 20 points for Duluth East (6-11).

In earlier action, a pair of late three-point shots helped the Rogers Royals hold off St. Francis 53-43 on Friday evening.

“We kind of let St. Francis get back in it, but Taylor Paulsrud and Taylor Anderson each made a clutch three-pointer, both from the corner,” recounted coach Karlee Anderson. “And we made a couple of defensive stops.”

Paulsrud scored 14 points, Anderson 12 and Lindsay Dorr 11 for the Royals (4-2 conference, 10-6 overall).

Rogers has had more bad than good games in 3-point shooting but made 4-for-10 in this game. They shot 18-for-55 overall and 13-for-26 on free shots.

Ameh Ogbemudia sank 13 points and Taylor Snelling added nine for the Saints (0-5 conference, 3-10 overall).

On Tuesday, Jan. 21, at Big Lake, Taylor Anderson and Lindsay Dorr had big games for Rogers as the Royals held off Big Lake 73-62.

Anderson, junior guard, poured in 28 points. Dorr, senior post, tallied 21 points and snagged 17 rebounds.

The Royals (3-2 conference, 9-6 overall) shot 28-for-65 in field goals, 6-for-16 on three’s, and 11-for-16 at the line.

Paige Domyahn scored 18 points for the Hornets (0-4, 3-10).

The Royals were to play at Monticello on Thursday.