This past week 4 Royals men's and women's basketball players were selected to the All-Region XIII team. Cassidy Nelson, a 5'11 C from West Fargo, Emily Schafer from Devils Lake, ND, Cedric Boone from Minnetonka, MN & Jordan Bolton from Apple Valley, MN were the Royals selected.
This season Cassidy Nelson averaged 17.3ppg, 7.5rpg, 1.2apg. Emily Schafer averaged 10.6ppg, 4.0rpg, 2.4apg. Cedric Boone averaged 21ppg, 4.5rpg, 2.1apg. Jordan Bolton averaged 17.2ppg, 3.8rpg, 2.6apg. The Lady Royals basketball team finished with an 18-12 overall record and the men finished a 20-11 season.
Head Women's Coach Danny Mertens said, "I am very proud of Cassidy and Emily. Cassidy was our go to all year. She always seemed to step up and make big plays when we needed them. Other teams had to adjust what they were doing to try and stop her. Once Emily found her groove this year there was no looking back. She finished the season as strong as any other player. She really came on once we hit conference play and was a big reason for our success. Cassidy will be missed next season and I am looking forward to seeing Emily's growth next year."
Head Men's Coach Jared Marshall said, "Cedric and Jordan were are go to all season. They were constantly making plays and were a big reason for our 20 win season. Cedric has the ability to take over games when he gets hot. He is as tough a guard as anyone in the league. Jordan has a way of controlling the game making plays not only for himself but for his teammates. I am proud of both of them and I am looking forward to them being a big part of our success next season."