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Boys Basketball: Karels' return helps Warriors to double-digit win over Rocori

Chris Karels

Chris Karels made his return to the Brainerd Warriors lineup a productive one, leading all scorers with 25 points, as the Warriors defeated Rocori 72-52 in a Central Lakes Conference game Monday at Brainerd High School.

The Warriors led by 19 at the half and 13 players saw action. Brandon Burggraff added 18 points for Brainerd which shot 52 percent from the field while improving to 6-5 in conference play.

"We had a nice team win and played 13 kids tonight," Warriors head coach Scott Stanfield said. "It was nice to get Chris Karels back who had been sick for the past week. He hit seven 3-pointers. Brandon Burggraff, Taylor Shelito and Owen Davis played well in the post."

Rocori 16 36 — 52

Brainerd 35 37 — 72

ROCORI

Sam Olson 22, Mason Primus 15, Mason Roos 7, Jacob Kooiman 8. FG 18-60 (36 percent), FT 8-15 (53 percent). 3-point 8-27 (30 percent).

BRAINERD

Ben Staehling 7, Chris Karels 25, Owen Davis 8, Joey Sauer 8, Brandon Burggraff 18, Taylor Shelito 8. FG 27-52 (52 percent), FT 7-13 (54 percent). 3-point 11-26 (42 percent). Conference: 6-5. Overall: 7-10. Next: host Sartell 7:15 p.m. Friday.

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