RCTC comes up short

ANOKA — Poor shooting at the free throw line cost the Rochester Community and Technical College women's basketball team Friday, as the Yellowjackets dropped a 62-60 game to North Dakota College of Science in an opening-round game of the Anoka-Ramsey Holiday Classic.

The winners shot 81 percent on 17 of 21 from the line while RCTC shot 53 percent on 10 of 19.

RCTC also enjoyed a 45-30 margin in rebounds and committed two fewer turnovers, 20-18.

"If you look at the stats line, you might have thought we won the game,'' said RCTC coach Steve Hucke. "It was one of those back-and-forth games. They had the lead, we had the lead, they had the lead. We put ourselves in position to tie at the end, but missed a six-footer. It was a good shot, but simply wouldn't go.''

Aly Meyer led the way for RCTC with 30 points and eight rebounds. Lane Gehl added 9 points, 3 rebounds and 2 steals while Aly Bremer added 8 points, 6 rebounds and 6 steals.


RCTC falls to 10-3 while the winners upped their record to 11-5.

"Lately, our competition hasn't been the best, so it was good to play a very good team for 40 minutes. I think that's going to help down the line,'' said Hucke. "All in all I was happy with the way we played. Except for the free throws.''

RCTC goes against United Tribes Technical College of Bismarck, N.D.,  at 11 a.m. today.

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