The Roosevelt Rough Riders (13-3) defeated the O'Gorman Knights (8-9) 59-41 on Tuesday night following a 24-8 run in the 4th quarter.

it appeared that the game would be close, as it was throughout the first three quarters. Heading into the 4th, Roosevelt had a 35-33 lead. In the early parts of the 4th, Roosevelt went on a 12-2 run making the game 47-35. Braxton Elliott countered with a three point shot, but it went to waste as Josh Kirkwold connected from downtown on the next possession. The Rough Riders never looked back.

Defensively, Roosevelt only allowed Elliott and Davis Cowan to score for O'Gorman in the second half. Elliott finished with 19, while Cowan went for 10.

Chris Phillips led Roosevelt with 14, Jason Spicer added 12, while Josh Kirkwold finished the night with 10.

Roosevelt will travel to Yankton on February 18th, while O'Gorman will host Pierre on Friday night on ESPN 99.1.

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