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Eighth graders pick up first victory of basketball season

Posted: Monday, Nov 19th, 2012

ROCHELLE — The Rochelle Middle School eighth graders played two games in a row on the road this week, losing to Burlington Central–Prairie Knolls 53-51 on Monday but coming back and picking up a 42-38 victory over Belvidere South on Tuesday.

Royals coach Brian Heinrich told his team that if it was going to defeat Belvidere South, every player was would have to step up and play some smart basketball, and the Royals did just that.

Landon Griffith led the Hubs with 18 points, six steals and four assists. He hit beyond the arc three times and scored five of Rochelle’s seven points in the first quarter. Sam Christianson also had a breakout game Tuesday evening, finishing the game just one point shy of a double-double. He had nine points, 10 steals and four assists.

For the complete article see the 11-18-2012 issue.

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