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Ryan boys basketball defeats TGU, 69-51

The Bishop Ryan boys basketball team (5-2) kicked regional play off with an emphatic win Thursday, besting the TGU Titans (5-3) on the road, 69-51.

Leading by just three points after the first quarter, the Lions erupted for a 30-point quarter behind the dominant play of Ben Bohl. The senior racked up 18 points compared to TGU’s 14 and drilled a pair of threes in the process to give his team a commanding 46-27 lead at halftime.

Aiding Bohl was sophomore guard Nicholas Sanders, who tallied a season-high 13 points on the night. Despite totaling four points in the final quarter, Ryan’s lead proved to be more than enough to cruise to the 69-51 win.

TGU sophomore Cy Luna recorded a team-high 15 points in the loss. Bohl led the charge for Ryan with a game-high 26 points, while senior Mason Hedberg matched Sanders’ total of 13 points.

Next up on the schedule for the Lions is a road match against District 11 heavyweight Velva on Tuesday at 7:15 p.m.

Nedrose boys basketball tops Velva, 50-34

The Nedrose boys basketball team (7-1) walked out of Velva with a win on Thursday, besting a wounded Aggies team (4-2) by a score of 50-34.

The Cardinals took full advantage of a Velva team that was missing its star player, Hayden Lee. With the 6-foot-4 senior forward out, Nedrose’s Donald Girod had a field day in the paint. The 6-foot-5 sophomore recorded 18 points on the night to lead all scorers.

Also putting on a show for the Cardinals was junior guard Jethro Lauren, who tallied 14 points. Senior Colton Frankl finished with a team-high 10 points for the Aggies in the loss, while fellow senior Seth Fahy chipped in eight points.

After dropping their first game of the season to Our Redeemer’s, 57-30, on Dec. 8, 2018, the Cardinals are now on a seven-game win streak. They’ll look to keep rolling when they hit the road to take on Drake-Anamoose on Tuesday at 5:45 p.m.

For the Aggies, they’ll try to bounce back today at 7:15 p.m. when they host South Prairie.

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