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Roy's Kobe Schriver (2) drives to the bucket while guarded by Ogden's Austin Richards (12) during the second half of a boys varsity basketball game Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018, at Ogden High School.

OGDEN — With only a single home game on its resume this season, it took Roy a while to kick the rust off Wednesday evening.

But once the Royals got rolling in the second half, they overcame their early doldrums with a spirited 69-60 road victory over a feisty Ogden team.

“It’s a tough balance; I never feel we’re ready before Thanksgiving, but by the time we’re after the holiday, it seems like we’re too anxious,” Roy coach Terry Schriver said. “It’s our first road game, our first experience, we just need some time together. We’re still learning, finding out what rotations work — that’s what preseason is for, to get guys opportunities.”

Jakob Parkin raced to a big second half with 14 points to finish with 16 for the Royals.

“Our coaches told us to fulfill our roles, keep our heads high and don’t worry about the scoreboard,” Parkin said. “We just kept our heads and played as a team. Our coach told us go, go, go, run, run, run — so that’s what we did.”

Parkin finished 6 of 10 from the free-throw line and Roy shot 17 of 29 from the charity stripe for the game.

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Roy's Jacob Parkin (2) goes up for a layup while guarded by Ogden's Austin Richards (12) during the first half of a boys varsity basketball game Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018, at Ogden High School.

“The guards were really good at getting to the line. I told Jake and Kobe (Schriver) that they didn’t have any free-throw attempts at halftime,” Terry Schriver said. “You have to get to the line ... Then when the shots start to fall, you get confidence and start rolling; there we go.”

Kobe Schriver scored 13 points, including 3 of 6 from the foul line, and drained a pair of 3s for Roy.

The Tigers leaped to a 28-23 lead midway through the second quarter on the strength of an 11-0 run and led 33-30 at halftime.

Ryan Hanson kept the Royals in it, scoring 14 first-half points and ending with a game-high 21.

Ogden put Roy’s two bigs — Easton Bitton and Zack Mendoza — on the bench with four fouls each early in the third quarter, but Roy responded with runs of 10-2 and then 7-1 to close out the period with a 47-41 lead.

Bo DeVries paced the Tigers with 17 points, Isaiah Coria netted 10 and Peyton Boney came off the bench to nail 13, including four 3-pointers.

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