Rochester, MN - The RCTC Yellowjackets men's basketball team took on league leading St. Cloud Technical and COmmunity College on Wednesday night. For more than a half the Yellowjackets more than held their own against the high-powered Cyclones. RCTC lead by six at the half (38-32), were tied with 8:07 remaining, and trailed by only three with 6:30 to go. Unfortunately for the Jackets, the Cyclones outscored RCTC 10 - 2 over a two minute stretch to take charge and earn the 80-63 win.
RCTC's 19 turnovers proved critical down the stretch, as the Cyclones scored 29 p0ints off of those turnovers. RCTC shot 41% from the floor and 25% from three compared to SCTCC's 42% and 27%. The Cyclones only had 7 turnovers in the game.
Leading the way for the Jackets were Ray Adams with 13 points and Jerome Cunningham with 9 points off the bench. Kong Kong had 8 points to go along with a game high 14 rebounds. The Yellowjackets are back on their home court on Wednesday night. RCTC (12-5) will face Anoka-Ramsey (8-8) at 7:00pm on the performance court.