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Boys basketball comes back from behind and beats the Islanders

Dec 11, 2017


Jake Birnberg

Zeke Nnaji, junior, goes up for layup on fast break. Nnaji and the Royals took down the Storm 95-53.

On Sat., Dec. 9, the boys’ basketball team picked up a huge win against the DeLaSalle Islanders where they came from behind late in the game to win 84-79.

The play that sealed the game for the Royals, was when Zeke Nnaji, junior, pulled in an offensive rebound and put it back and got an and-one. With that win, the Royals moved to 2-1 on the season and are riding a two game win-streak.

After the Royals blew out the Sauk-Rapids Rice Storm, they had a tougher test against the Islanders. The Royals handed the Islanders their second loss of the season.

The Royals were led by Blaise Beauchamp and Kerwin Walton, sophomores, who each scored 19 points and each had at least four three pointers. Not far behind was Nnaji and Anthony Davis, senior, who scored 17 and 16 points, respectively.

Joe Hedstrom, senior, continues to struggle scoring points this season. He had four points in last night’s win and is only averaging seven points per game.

The Islanders were led by Jamison Battle and Tyrell Terry, juniors, who scored 24 and 20 points, respectively. Gabe Kalscheur, senior and gopher commit, scored 17 points, his lowest of the season.

The Royals next game is against the Champlin Park Rebels on Tues., Dec. 12.

The Rebels are coming into this game coming off a loss to the Minnetonka Skippers 56-70. That was their first game of the season and will look to not continue a losing streak this early in the season.

The Rebels were led by Josiah Strong, senior, who scored over half of their points with 29. No one else on their team broke ten.

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