PELICAN RAPIDS — The WCA Knights built a 52-6 halftime lead in a 77-25 win over the Underwood Rockets on Wednesday in the Pelican Rapids Holiday Classic.

The Knights shot 58% (32-55) and hit 40% of their threes (8-20) and made 5-8 free throws. The Rockets made 8-33 from the field for 24% and made 2-12 threes and 7-13 free throws. The Knights held a 39-15 advantage on the boards and forced 29 Rocket turnovers.

Leaders for the Knights were Jacob Strunk (12 points, 6 rebounds, 4 steals), Ryder Staples (11 points, 6 rebounds, 2 steals), Cam Anderson (10 points, 4 rebounds, 5 assists, and 2 steals), Cole Anderson (10 points, 3 rebounds and 3 steals), Brayden Stark (9 points, 2 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal), Mitch Dewey (7 points, 3 rebounds, 1 assist), Bryce Kjesbo (6 points, 5 rebounds, 5 steals, and 2 assists), Roman Mihailovschi (6 points, 2 steals and 1 assist), Isaac Kreft (2 points, 2 rebounds, 2 steals, 1 assist), Peyton Hanson (2 points, 3 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal), Tyler Biss (2 points, 3 rebounds 1 assist), Brett Amundson (1 rebound, 1 steal) and Brady Lindquist (1 rebound).

Scoring for the Rockets were Drew Evavold (6), Jayden Harig (5), Kaleb Hammes (4), Evan Lundgren (3), Owen Harig (3), Gavin Paasch (2), Cole Peterson (1), and Hudson Risbrudt (1).

The Knights will now advance to the next round of the tournament Thursday (Dec. 30) at a time and against an opponent to be determined.

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