Rochester, MN - Despite holding Elsowrth Community College to 34% shooting for the game and holding a 50-31 rebounding advantage, RCTC fell to the Panthers by a 65-58 score on the Performance Court. RCTC jumped out early and held a 15-9 lead after the first quarter and a 35-31 lead at the half. The Panthers would turn the tables on the Yellowjackets outscoring RCTC 34-23 in the second half.
RCTC was lead on the night by Nautika Kotero who had a double double with 14 points and 11 rebounds. Grace Riley added 14 points and Abby Bauer poured in 11. Ellsworth was lead by the duo of Tayla Nulty and Emily Ferrier who scored 27 and 19 points.
RCTC hits the road for the remainder of the first half of the season, beginning this weekend with games against Vermillion CC and Mesabi Range.