It was once again the Three Senior Muskateers of Justin Stommes (24 points), Aaron Burtzel (18 points) and Chad Aaseth (14 points) that launched ROCORI past their Park Rapids opponents by the score of 80 to 56 tonight. This was the semifinals in the Section 8-3A prep boys basketball tournament, Minnesota's version of March Madness on the way to a birth in the State Tournament
Justin Stommes in the air for another dunk at the basket.
The Spartans, ranked No. 2 in state, dominated play most of the game. Rocori (24-2) now advances to the Section 8-3A title game and will match up against their conference rival Willmar at 7 p.m. Thursday in Moorhead.
Watch for video highlights of the game later this coming week. DigElogROCORI will be in Moorhead on Thursday, March 15th, to bring you the game.
Park Rapids 22 34 — 56
Rocori 42 38 — 80
PARK RAPIDS — Bryce Sazekas 11, Grant Dierkhising 10, Tom Juberian 6, Keven Vadeland 8, Seth Oberly 4, Doug Hass 8, Brady Pedersen 2, Eli Donatelle 2, Dusty Craig 5. Totals: FG 21, FT 8-17, PF 22.
ROCORI — Justin Stommes 24 (7 rebounds, 5 assists), Aaron Burtzel 18 (8 rebounds, 5 assists), Chad Aaseth 14 (5 rebounds), Derek Eisenschenk 4, Justin Udermann 6, Brian Hansen 8, Sam Feldhege 3, Mike Kultes 3. Totals: FG 26, FT 22-29, PF 15.