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H.S. Girls Basketball | John Marshall 44, Century 31

JOHN MARSHALL 44, CENTURY 31

Rockets get 18 from Longar

Rochester Century pulled within nine points late in the game, but Rochester John Marshall hit free throws down the stretch to seal the home win.

"(Century) didn’t quit," JM coach Terry Heiderscheit said. "We opened up probably a 20-point lead at one point in the second half, but then we kind of went in a funk. They clawed back in. It was a little sloppy on our part."

The Rockets committed 19 turnovers, though they had 17 steals.

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Nytor Longar paced the Rockets with 18 points and 15 rebounds. Katherine Block tossed in 11 points, and Apiew Ojulu had eight points, eight rebounds and four steals.

Jasmine Dittrich added 10 rebounds, five steals and five assists for the Rockets, who led 19-10 at halftime.

Emily Hoyer and Lizzie Stenhaug led Century with 10 points.

Century was 7 of 15 from the free-throw line, and JM was 5 of 9.

John Marshall improved to 2-1 overall and 1-0 in the Big Nine. Century dropped to 0-3, 0-1.

The Rockets are back in action Thursday at Winona, while Century plays Friday at Mankato East.

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