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Boys basketball stings Hornets and prepares for Orioles

Dec 19, 2017


Adam Segal

Kerwin Walton, sophomore, stretches before taking free throw. Walton and the Royals beat the Sauk-Rapids Rice Storm 93-53.

Last Fri., Dec. 15 the boys’ basketball team took down the top ranked Edina Hornets 81-59 for their fourth straight win. The Royals also handed the Hornets their first loss of the season.

After losing their first game of the season, the Royals have really stepped up their game and have improved to a 4-1 record. This game was also their first conference game and gives them an early lead in the standings.

Without a surprise, Zeke Nnaji, junior, continues to dominate game after game, he was able to score 20 points and is now averaging 18.2 points per game. Anthony Davis, senior, wasn’t far behind with his 17 points to help propel the Royals.

As the Royals continue to have success, Joe Hedstrom, senior and Badger commit, can’t exactly say the same about his play. He again fell short of ten points in this game, only scoring seven, and is only averaging 7.2 points per game.

For the Hornets, their top scorer was Anders Nelson, senior, who has been solid all season. He got off to a slow start, but ended with 23 points on the night. Luke Glenna, senior, was also able to help the Hornets with 16 points. Besides Nelson and Glenna, the Hornets didn’t have anyone else score double digits.

The Hornets were able to bounce back the night after against the Delano Tigers 87-57 to improve to 4-1 on the season.

For the Royals, their next game is tonight against the St. Louis Park Orioles. The Orioles are currently 3-2 after coming off a loss to the Minnehaha Academy Redhawks on Sunday night.

The Orioles are being led by Cire Mayfield, sophomore, who is averaging 16.4 points per game thus far. After Nelson had a solid game, the Royals’ guards will look to shut down Mayfield in this contest.

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