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Roland-Story boys stay undefeated with wins over WM, IFA: Norsemen roll to 7-0

Joe Randleman
Story City Herald
Luke Patton had 10 points and nine rebounds to help the Roland-Story boys' basketball team stay unbeaten with a 60-21 victory at West Marshall Friday.

STATE CENTER – The Roland-Story boys’ basketball team took advantage of amazing defense and rebounding to whip West Marshall Friday, 60-21. 

The Norsemen held the Trojans to just seven points in the first half. They limited the Trojans to 18 % shooting from the field for the entire game and posted a 45-17 rebounding advantage, including 19-4 on the offensive glass. 

The victory put Roland-Story at 7-0 on the season and 4-0 in the Heart of Iowa Conference. Sam Skaar had 14 points, five rebounds and three assists and Luke Patton 10 points, nine rebounds and two blocks to lead a balanced attack. 

Jonovan Wilkinson added nine points and 11 rebounds, Isaiah Naylor seven points, Nolan Faber six points, four assists and four steals and Dhruv Patel six points. Dillon Lettow added five points and Adam McIlrath three points and two blocks. 

Dhruv Patel hit two 3-pointers in Roland-Story's 60-21 win at West Marshall Friday.

Joey Tollefson paced West Marshall with seven points. 

Roland-Story 60, West Marshall 21 

RS   19   12   21    8 – 60 

WM    7     0     5    9 - 21 

Roland-Story (60) - Jonovan Wilkinson 3-5 3-4 9, Nolan Faber 2-8 0-0 6, Adam McIlrath 1-5 1-2 3, Sam Skaar 6-13 0-0 14, Luke Patton 5-8 0-1 10, Dhruv Patel 2-3 0-0 6, Isaiah Naylor 2-6 3-4 7, Dillon Lettow 2-5 0-0 5, Ben Greenfield 0-2 0-0 0, Will Bunn 0-1 0-0 0, Kale Lande 0-0 0-0 0, Matthew Phelan 0-0 0-0 0, Thomas Matthes 0-1 0-0 0, Ajay Twedt 0-1 0-0 0, Boaz Clark 0-2 0-0 0. Totals: 23-60 7-11 60. 3-point field goals (7): Faber 2, Skaar 2, Patel 2, Lettow. Rebounds (45): Wilkinson 11. Assists (13): Faber 4. Steals (10): Faber 4. Blocks (6): McIlrath 2, Patton 2. Fouls: 13. 

West Marshall (21) - Joey Tollefson 2-8 2-3 7, Graham Nason 1-4 0-2 3, Brandt Dickey 0-4 2-2 2, Peyton Hart 2-8 0-0 4, Parker Reese 0-7 0-0 0, Owen Siegert 0-2 0-0 0, Cody Braddy 0-1 0-3 0, Jackson Porter 1-1 0-1 2, Anthony Schuler 1-2 1-1 3, Asher Nichols 0-1 0-0 0, Josiah Hand 0-0 0-0 0, Zach Chaplin 0-1 0-0 0, Josh Pinnick 0-0 0-0 0. Totals: 7-39 5-12 21. 3-point field goals (2): Tollefson, Nason. Rebounds (17): Schuler 4. Assists (5): Tollefson, Hart, Reese, Schuler, Hand. Steals (4): Schuler 2. Blocks: None. Fouls: 11. 

IOWA FALLS - Amazing defense on the perimeter keyed a decisive 62-42 victory for Roland-Story over Iowa Falls-Alden Jan. 5. 

The Norsemen held the Cadets to just 3 of 31 shooting from 3-point range and 24.6 % shooting overall from the field to remain perfect on the season at 6-0. 

Roland-Story did most of its damage in the first half. The Norsemen led by 10 points after one quarter and went up 37-18 at the half. 

Sam Skaar had 14 points and five rebounds and Luke Patton 10 points and 10 rebounds for Roland-Story. Adam McIlrath chipped in nine points, six rebounds and three steals and Nolan Faber tallied nine points and five assists. 

Kale Lande finished with nine points and six rebounds off the bench. Jonovan Wilkinson tacked on six points and four boards and Will Bunn scored five points. 

Iowa Falls-Alden's Karson Sharar was held to 11 points on just 3 of 21 shooting.  Andrew Bicknese led the Cadets with 14 points and three steals. 

Roland-Story 62, Iowa Falls-Alden 42 

RS     15   22   12   13 – 62 

IFA      5   13   13   11 – 42 

Roland-Story (62) - Jonovan Wilkinson 3-8 0-2 6, Nolan Faber 4-6 0-0 9, Adam McIlrath 4-12 1-2 9, Sam Skaar 5-10 0-0 14, Luke Patton 5-10 0-0 10, Dhruv Patel 0-0 0-0 0, Isaiah Naylor 0-3 0-2 0, Will Bunn 2-2 0-1 5, Kale Lande 4-5 1-2 9, Ajay Twedt 0-1 0-0 0. Totals: 27-57 2-9 62. 3-point field goals (6): Skaar 4, Faber, Bunn. Rebounds (41): Patton 10. Assists (16): Faber 5. Steals (7): Faber 2, Skaar 2. Blocks (5): McIlrath 2. Fouls: 13. 

Iowa Falls-Alden (42) - Blake Janssen 0-9 0-0 0, Karson Sharar 3-21 4-4 11, Nolan Frohwein 2-6 0-3 4, J.T. Uhlenberg 0-4 0-0 0, Garrett Renaud 0-2 1-2 1, Kacen Boyer 1-1 0-0 2, Samuel Off 1-1 0-0 2, Sam Weaver 3-13 0-0 8, Andrew Bicknese 6-8 2-2 14, Camden Stalzer 0-0 0-0 0. Totals: 16-65 7-11 42. 3-point field goals (3): Weaver 2, Sharar. Rebounds (37): Janssen 8. Assists (6): Bicknese 2. Steals (6): Bicknese 3. Blocks: None. Fouls: 8.