Photo courtesy of Dawn Hauge

The Rushford-Peterson boys basketball team faced its nemesis – the Spring Grove Lions – at the Section 1A East Championship game at the Mayo Civic Center in Rochester last Saturday. The Lions had beat Kingsland with a 3-point buzzer beating shot on March 6 at sub-section only to have the tables turned on them when Trojan Landon Skalet scored a 3-pointer with five seconds on the clock to snatch the victory for the section championship! The game was a real nail bitter with the largest R-P lead being six points when Lukas Rassmussen scored back-to-back 3-pointers in the second half. The R-P boys face Goodhue this Thursday, March 16, at the Mayo Civic Center with tip off at 8 p.m.