Riverland's Marcus Ratliff shoots from the lane during the first half against RCTC Wednesday night RCC. -- Eric Johnson/photodesk@austindailyherald.com

Blue Devil men swarmed by Yellowjackets

Published 10:06pm Wednesday, January 16, 2013

The Riverland men’s basketball team struggled to find its offense as it lost 82-50 to Rochester Community and Technical College in Riverland Wednesday.

Riverland's TJ Adams kicks the ball out from the baseline during the first half against RCTC Wednesday night at Riverland.

The Blue Devils (9-7 overall, 2-1 MCAC South) shot just 32 percent from the field, they committed 21 turnovers and they were out-rebounded 46-31.

RCTC (13-3 overall, 3-0 MCAC South) dominated on the defensive end as it held RCC’s top scorer, Zach Bunch to just one point on the night.

Andrew Lau led RCC with 16 points.

Lau, a freshman from Glenville-Emmons was recently recognized as MCAC South player of the week as he had 24 points and nine rebounds in back-to-back games last week. He shot 71 percent from the field, 57 percent from the three-point line and 71 percent from the free throw line in a pair of wins for RCC.

RCTC 37 45 — 82

RCC 17 33 — 50

RCC scoring: Andrew Lau, 16; Guillermo DeDiego, 14; Zach Hinrichs, 7; Marcus Ratliff, 4; TJ Adams, 4; Goliath Oboyo, 2; Colton Zuniga, 2; Zach Bunch, 1; field goals: 32 percent (18-for-56); three-pointers: 21 percent (3-for-14); free throws: 52 percent (11-for-21); rebounds: 31 (Adams, 4); turnovers: 21

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