Randolph Rockets Blast Past Kingsland Section 1A Boys Basketball
The Randolph Rockets had a slow start but ended with a 69-42 win at home against the Kingsland Knights in Section 1A opening round action tonight. A close game was blown open on a 13-0 run to end the first half.
The Rockets turned 5 consecutive turnovers into those points to take a commanding 35-17 lead at halftime. Turnovers were the story of the game with the Knights committing 22 turnovers which Randolph turned into 24 points.
Meanwhile the Rockets had 13 miscues resulting in 6 Kingsland points. Senior Randolph point guard 6'3 Nick Drinken finished with 22 points including three 3 point baskets. He was 2 for 3 at the free throw line. Senior 6'4 Dane Ehleringer also hit three 3 point baskets on his way to 13 points.
Rockets senior 6'0 A.J. Weidner finished with 9 points connecting on 3 three point baskets. Senior 6'4 Isaac Stoesz had 8 points.
Kingsland was led by senior 6'8 Brady Musel with 15 points.
The Knights finished their season 8-20. Randolph is now 21-6. The #3 seed Rockets play Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. against #6 seed Lyle/Pacelli at the Mayo Civic Auditorium in Rochester.
In other games tonight #1 seed Blooming Prairie rolled by United Christian Academy of Bloomington 70-30. #8 Southland survived a 58-47 win with #9 Spring Grove. #4 seed Schaeffer Academy of Rochester bested #13 Lanesboro 64-38. #5 Grand Meadow beat #12 Leroy-Ostrander 74-51.
#2 Hayfield rolled over #15 Fillmore Central 89-57. #7 Rushford-Peterson beat #10 Wabasha-Kellogg 59-49.
Wednesday night in the Mayo Civic Arena at 6:00 p.m. Blooming Prairie plays Southland. At 7:30 p.m. it's Schaeffer Academy and Grand Meadow.
At 6:00 p.m. in the auditorium Hayfield meets Rushford-Peterson.