STORY CITY — A huge third quarter sparked the Roland-Story boys’ basketball team to a 65-47 victory over Prairie City-Monroe Friday.


The Norsemen were down 32-29 at the half after a sluggish first quarter. But they outscored the Mustangs 21-4 in the third to take charge.


The victory put Roland-Story at 6-2 on the season and 4-2 in the Heart of Iowa Conference. The Norse shot and rebounded well in the win, making 13 3-pointers and outrebounding PCM, 33-25.


Nolan Faber and Dylan Ihle both scored 15 points for Roland-Story on the night. Faber made 5 of 6 3-pointers and Ihle drilled three 3-pointers and dished out five assists.


Adam McIlrath added 14 points, six rebounds and two steals and Sam Skaar posted a double-double with 13 points and 11 rebounds for the Norse. McIlrath was 6 of 7 from the field with two 3-pointers and Skaar made three shots from long range.


Zach Twedt chipped in six points and two assists and Nic Hansen two points for Roland-Story.


PCM fell to 4-5 overall and 3-3 in the conference. Derek Brown scored a game-high 18 points and Jason Stafford tallied eight points, eight rebounds and five assists for the Mustangs.


Roland-Story 65, PCM 47


PCM 17 15 4 11 - 47


RS 8 21 21 15 - 65


PCM (47) - Cooper VandeLune 0-0 0-0 0, Sage Burns 0-1 0-0 0, Jason Stafford 3-13 0-0 8, Kolten Johnson 0-0 0-0 0, Andrew Mitchell 2-4 3-3 8, Gatlin Boell 0-0 0-2 0, Robbie Ferneding 0-0 0-0 0, Durant VanDyke 4-8 2-3 10, Brayden Berger 0-0 0-0 0, Grant Landgrebe 1-4 0-0 3, Derek Brown 7-18 2-2 18. Totals: 17-48 7-10 47. 3-point field goals (6): Stafford 2, Brown 2, Mitchell, Landgrebe. Rebounds (25): Stafford 8. Assists (13): Stafford 5. Steals (3): Stafford, Boell, Berger. Blocks: None. Fouls: 12.


Roland-Story (65) - Caleb Markwardt 0-2 0-0 0, Dylan Ihle 5-13 2-2 15, Wyatt Bunn 0-1 0-0 0, Zach Twedt 2-5 2-3 6, Adam McIlrath 6-7 0-0 14, Sam Skaar 4-14 2-3 13, Nolan Faber 5-7 0-0 15, Dhruv Patel 0-0 0-0 0, Nic Hansen 1-2 0-0 2, Gabe Nady 0-0 0-0 0. Totals: 23-51 6-8 65. 3-point field goals (13): Faber 5, Ihle 3, Skaar 3, McIlrath 2. Rebounds (33): Skaar 11. Assists (16): Ihle 5. Steals (6): Ihle 2, McIlrath 2, Faber 2. Blocks: None. Fouls: 15.