By PATRICK SLACK
Royalton bounced back from an opening-round loss to Verndale in the Pillager tournament to pound the host Huskies 68-37 in Tuesday’s third-place game.
The Huskies took an early lead in the opening minutes, but the Royals bounced back to go ahead, then extended a 13-point lead to 21 in the final two minutes of the first half to break open the contest.
Royalton had four players score at least 12 points, including junior Emily Fussy (18), senior Kandy Meyer (15), sophomore Haley Olson (14) and senior Kalee Petron (12).
Royalton plays at Swanville, Thursday.
Royalton 68, Pillager 37
Royalton 36 32 – 68
Pillager 16 21 – 37
Royalton—Emily Fussy, 18; Kandy Meyer, 15; Haley Olson, 14; Kalee Petron, 12; Payton Johnson, 4; Lulu Martinez, 4.