RCC men roughed up at RCTC

Published 10:52 pm Saturday, January 20, 2018

The Riverland Blue Devils men’s basletball team lost on the road Saturday to nationally ranked No. 10 Rochester Community and Technical College 83-61.

The loss puts the Blue Devils at 11-6 overall and 2-2 in the MCAC South. They trailed 44-27 at the break.

“They beat us up pretty bad on the boards,” head coach Derek Hahn said. “We didn’t shoot the ball real well and struggled against their pressure.”

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Robert Parker and DeAndre Smith led the Blue Devils with 19 points each.

Riverland 27  34 — 61

RCTC 44  39 — 83

RCC Scoring: Jace Klinkner 7; James Landherr, 3; Octavein Johnson, 4; Jeremy Eriste, 1; Deandre Raggs, 4; Kwantez Simmons, 2; Robert Parker 19; DeAndre Smith, 19; Josh Royston, 2. Free throws: 11-6; three-pointers: 2-15; field goals: 24-57.