Its 13-game winning streak now only a matter of historical significance, Rushford-Peterson's boys' basketball team was intent on generating another string of successes this week.
The Trojans, beaten 55-49 at Chatfield last Thursday and knocked out of a first-place tie with Plainview-Elgin-Millville, downed Wabasha-Kellogg 67-41 on the road last Friday and were favored to beat visiting Dover-Eyota the past Tuesday.
Another stern test loomed for the locals tonight, however, as they traveled to Southland for a rematch with the Rebels. R-P won the first meeting between the two in Rushford but by a modest 76-71 margin on Jan. 4.
R-P, 12-3 in the TRC and 15-3 overall, comes home Tuesday to face Fillmore Central.
R-P 67, W-K 41
The Trojans raced to a 40-16 halftime lead and eased to the 26-point win in Wabasha last Friday night.
Austin O'Hare aand Charlie Krambeer each had 12 points for the winners while Kyle Johnson collected nine.
Jorli Hauge had five points to go with a team-leading 11 rebounds. Ryan Ruberg went 3-for-3 from the flood for six points.
Chatfield 55, R-P 49
Sub-par floor shooting left the Trojans short in quest of their 14th straight win at Chatfield last Thursday night.
The defeat, the Green & Gold's first since a 72-71 setback at Lewiston-Altura Dec. 11, left R-P with an 11-3 TRC record and 14-3 ledger overall.
R-P, which fell behind 20-15 at halftime, shot only 28.1 percent (16-of-57) from the floor.
Sixth man Charlie Krambeer led Trojan scoring efforts for the second game in a row, nailing 6-of-11 tries from three-point range for 18 points.
Cole Kingsley added 14 points to go with four rebounds, four assists, and four steals.
Incurring tough shooting nights among Trojan regulars were Jorli Hauge (3-of-12), Austin O'Hare (0-of-4), and Seth Thompson (0-of-5).
Jaymie LaPlante's 22 points sparked the Gophers, who moved to 9-5 in the Three Rivers Conference and 10-8 overall.
R-P 71, M-C 44
Charlie Krambeer continued his hot shooting, scoring 17 points on 5-of-7 three-pointers, and the Trojans whipped Mabel-Canton in Mabel Monday night.
Fourteen players scored for R-P, which took a 41-20 halftime advantage. Seth Thompson and Kyler each had eight points for the Trojans.
The Trojans took command with 57.4 percent floor shooting (31-of-54) and torrid 63.2 percent from two-point range (24-of-38).