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RCTC men slip past Dakota County 60-56

No. 8 Yellowjackets improve to 3-1.

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Rochester Community and Technical College

Rochester Community and Technical College rallied in the second half to slip past Dakota County Technical College 60-56 in junior college men's basketball.

The host Yellowjackets trailed 33-30 at the half before going on a 33-23 scoring run over the final 20 minutes to defeat the Division II scholarship squad.

"It was not a pretty game for us, but a good win none the less," RCTC coach Brian LaPlante said.

Devyn Frye led RCTC with 20 points while Nick Pepin chipped in with 14 off the bench. Peyton Dunham, a Lourdes grad, had a big game with 10 rebounds and six assists off the bench.

"I thought Andre Crockett was also very good in his time off the bench for us," LaPlante said.

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RCTC shot just 38.5% from the floor, including 3-for-14 from 3-point range. The Yellowjackets also had 18 turnovers. But Quest McCrimon added nine rebounds as RCTC controlled the boards 47-37 and held Dakota County (5-3) to 34.8% shooting.

The Yellowjackets (3-1), ranked No. 8 in the nation among NJCAA Division III teams, will host Rainy River at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

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