Christianson scores 39 points as RCTC impressive again

Former Lyle/Pacelli star Olivia Christianson scored 39 points as the Rochester Community and Technical College women's basketball team upped its record to 2-0.

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MILWAUKEE — Olivia Christianson had spent the last three years looking like one of the best high school girls basketball players in southeastern Minnesota, playing for Lyle/Pacelli.

Well, Christianson is now a freshman at Rochester Community and Technical College and up to the same great stuff.

In just the second game of her college career, Christianson scored 39 points on Saturday, helping RCTC to a 94-86 win over No. 6-ranked Division II team Bryant and Stratton (Wis.). RCTC is a Division III junior college.

Christianson made seven 3-pointers. Ravyn Miles added 21 points and Kandace Sikkink 13.

RCTC led 45-32 at intermission.


“It was a very physical game and we played together,” said RCTC first-year coach Jason Bonde.

The win pushed the Yellowjackets to 2-0.

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Pat has been a Post Bulletin sports reporter since 1994. He covers Rochester John Marshall football, as well as a variety of other southeastern Minnesota football teams. Among my other southeastern Minnesota high school beats are girls basketball, boys and girls tennis, boys and girls track and field, high school and American Legion baseball, volleyball, University of Minnesota sports (on occasion) and the Timberwolves (on occasion). Readers can reach Pat at 507-285-7723 or
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