RCTC men finish third in NJCAA National Tournament

Kameron Givens scores 22 points as No. 10 RCTC defeats Northampton 68-53 in the third-place game at the Division III national tournament.

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HERKIMER, N.Y. — Rochester Community and Technical College men's basketball took home some hardware from the Division III NJCAA National Tournament.

The 10th-seeded Yellowjackets bounced back from a loss in the national semifinals to earn third place in the 12-team event. RCTC captured the third-place game with a 68-53 victory over Northampton Community College on Saturday.

Kameron Givens, who was named to the All-Tournament Team, paced the Yellowjackets with 22 points and he added five assists, four steals and three rebounds.

Quincy Burland had his second straight big game off the bench for RCTC. He scored a team-high 17 points in a loss to Brookdale in the semifinals. In the third-place game, Burland scored 19 points while adding seven rebounds and four assists.

Quest McCrimon chipped in with 12 points for RCTC, which led 35-28 at the half, while Jacob Lotz had eight points and six rebounds and Peyton Dunham had five points and nine rebounds.


Dunham, a Lourdes grad, joined Givens as a member of the All-Tournament Team.

"We were also awarded the Sportsmanship Award as a team, (I'm) proud of that," RCTC coach Brian LaPlante said.

The Yellowjackets close their stellar season with a 23-8 record.

RCTC/Northampton boxscore

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