By Jacob Mathias
After two losses, the Assumption Royals varsity boys basketball team defeated the Auburndale Apaches 59-41 on December 18.
The Royals hit their home court after a 68-66 road loss to the Newman Catholic Fighting Cardinals on December 15. Assumption now has an overall record of an even 3-3 and are 1-1 in Marawood-South Conference play.
The Royals came out ahead in the first half and kept the lead the entire game. Lead scorers for the Royals were sophomore guard Jake Sullivan with 19 points and sophomore forward Joe Grundhoffer with 16 points.
The Apaches lead score was junior guard Caleb Weinfurter with 12 points.
The Royals next game takes them to Stratford on December 21 to take on the Tigers at 7:15 PM. They hit the road again on January 5 to play the Amherst Falcons at 7:00 PM.