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Rapid River defends well vs. Superior Central boys basketball in 53-34 win

RAPID RIVER — Rapid River got defensive in a 53-34 home win over Skyline Central Conference foe Superior Central Friday night in a boys basketball game.

The Rockets (5-2, 4-2 SC) forced the Cougars into 25 turnovers and held them to 12-of-51 shooting from the field. Rapid River also won the battle on the boards, 36-23.

The Rockets jumped out to a 30-14 halftime lead behind a balanced effort, then held on in the second half.

Tyler Sundling led RR with 14 points, seven rebounds, six steals and four assists. Braydon Moss chipped in eight points, four rebounds and three steals for the Rockets, who shot 22 for 59 and committed 18 turnovers.

Parker Maki led the Cougars (1-7, 0-6) with 11 points.

SC hosts Republic-Michigamme tonight.