Vermilion knocks off Riverland

Published 7:09 pm Monday, March 5, 2018

The Riverland Community College men’s basketball team had its season end when it lost to Vermlion (21-8 overall) 95-94 in the Regional quarterfinals in Anoka Friday.

Robert Parker had 32 points in his last game as a Blue Devil. RCC finished with a record of 19-9 overall.

RCC led by 18 with 12 minutes left in the game.

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“It’s frustrating to see it end this way, this group achieved a lot of things that not many Riverland teams achieved in the past,” RCC head coach Derek Hahn said. “They won 41 games and made the state tournament two years in a row.”

RCC 43  51    94

Vermilion 34  61    95

RCC scoring: Robert Parker , 32; Jace Klinkner, 20; Octavein Johnson, 12; Deandre Raggs, 12; Kwantez Simmons, 9; Khalid Young, 6; DeAndre Smith, 3; free throws: 59 percent (10-for-17)