By PATRICK SLACK
Long Prairie-Grey Eagle (LPGE) used the strength of its two post players to defeat the Royalton girls basketball team, Tuesday.
LPGE’s inside duo combined for 48 points as the Thunder held off the Royals 57-48.
Royalton trailed by seven at halftime before pulling within one point in the second half, but couldn’t get the basket it needed to take the lead.
Senior Megan Wiener guided the Royals with 16 points and seven rebounds and senior Bridget Tschida had nine points and four rebounds.
Junior Kandy Meyer posted seven points and seven assists, while juniors Hannah Fussy (5) and Kalee Petron (3), seniors Amy Vannurden (2) and Erika Zimmerman (2) and sophomore Emily Fussy (2) rounded out the scoring.
Royalton plays at Rush City, Friday.
Long Prairie-Grey Eagle 57, Royalton 48
Royalton 17 31 – 48
LPGE 24 33 – 57
Royalton—Megan Wiener, 16 (7 rebounds); Bridget Tschida, 9 (4 rebounds); Kandy Meyer, 7 (7 assists); Hannah Fussy, 5; Kalee Petron, 3; Emily Fussy, 2; Amy Vannurden, 2; Erika Zimmerman, 2.