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RCTC blows past Hibbing

HIBBING -- The Rochester Community and Technical College men used a late scoring run to blow open a close game and beat Hibbing Community College 87-68 on Friday night.

The Yellowjackets led by only four points at halftime, but the second half was a different story. RCTC went on a 10-0 run midway through the second half and put the score out of reach.

John Freeman led RCTC with 24 points, five rebounds, and four assists. Trey Boyd also had a big game with 19 points and a trio of assists.

"Freeman took over on that decisive run with two three-point plays," RCTC coach Brian LaPlante said. "He finished at the free throw line and we did a good job of defending in the second half as well."

RCTC (8-2) plays at Rainy River in International Falls today at 3 p.m.

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Rochester CTC 87, Hibbing CC 68

RCTC (87)

Eric Butler 7, Corey Christopherson 9, Bryce Hall 4, Rob Giles 2, Eric Brown 0, Trey Boyd 19, Kyle Johnson 2, Chris Metcalf 4, Xavier Jones 1, Lance Roorda 4, Jon Born 7, Josh Ronningen 4, John Freeman 24.

Hibbing (68)

Yvan Salazar 6, Vince Clark 8, Justin Goranson 7, Joe Martinez 2, Corey Shepard 2, Rosco Taylor 13, Jeremy Axtell 6, Jason Williams 2, Dan Christy 18, Adam Stewart 4.

Halftime score -- RCTC 41, Hibbing 37

Three-point goals -- RCTC 5 (Butler 1, Christopherson 1, Boyd 3), Hibbing 4 (Gorenson 1, Taylor 1, Christy 2).

Free throws -- RCTC 20-26, Hibbing 16-20.

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Fouled out -- None.

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