By Wayne Epps

The Royals faced off against Central District foe Petersburg on Friday night, January 8 in a boys basketball game. The Royals came into the game with a 3-6 record, 1-3 in the Central District, while Petersburg came into the game 7-1, 4-0 in the Central District. The Royals stayed in the game throughout the night, but Petersburg was able to come away with a 77-68 victory.

Petersburg’s Frank Mason was a force for the Crimson Wave the whole game. He finished the game with 29 points. But, after Prince George was down 20-10 at the end of the first quarter, they came out rolling in the second.

Senior Quenton McDougal hit a three-pointer right off the bat and the Royals kept cutting into Petersburg’s lead until the game was tied at 29 with less than two minutes before the half. But, thanks a lot to Mason’s scoring, Petersburg pulled away again and headed into the locker room with a 38-32 lead at the half.
The Royals built up some momentum late in the third quarter and finished it down only five points. With the score 55-50 at the start of the fourth, Petersburg was able to add to their lead again. The Royals had some sparks in the fourth quarter, but Petersburg was able to get the win.

The top scorer for the Royals was senior Nic Sulc, who finished with 17 points. Junior Adontis Shelton was close behind with 16 points. Junior Edison Bell added 13 along with McDougal’s 11. The Royals will next face rival Hopewell, Tuesday January 11 at home.


Click here to go to the video highlights of the game.

5 COMMENTS

  1. It is unfortunate that our boy’s team lost, but I think we work well together. Petersburg has always had a good basketball team. Our team seems to get along well and like playing together. I think we will have an excellent season if we continue to work hard together.

  2. I feel like it was a great game. Even though petersburg brought a real challenge to the floor, royals pushed hard and kept making petersburg work for the win. I like how at no point in the game did i see the royals give up. Good Job Royals!

  3. I truly appreciate the photos. It is good to see that recognition of another sport. The photos do not begin to describe the intensity the runners go through especially during indoor season. They practice in the cold. One thing is for sure the pictures capture their determination and heart they have for our school.

  4. Although I was not there because of the girls having a game themselves the boys truly put up a hard fight against Petersburg. The boy showed up to play that night and the score says it all. If they stay focused and always fight they will get to where they want to be. Also I think a TRN broadcast of other sports would be fun to watch.

  5. Our basketball team is really coming along. This was a very intense game and a lot of crowd participation. I am very proud of our Royals.

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