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Men’s College | Yellowjackets get important win

January 22, 2019

COON RAPIDS — After dropping four of its last five games, the Rochester Community and Technical College men’s basketball team was feeling desperate for a win.

Saturday they got it.

RCTC struggled from the free throw line in the final minute but still hung on to beat Anoka-Ramsey Community College 72-69.

Karmoga Lero scored 17 points for RCTC, while Naa’il Mahdi had 12, DaMichael Brown 11 and Mark Manyuon 10.

Lero also grabbed nine rebounds and hit 5 of 8 3-pointers. Mahdi had six assists.

“We needed that game,” RCTC coach Brian LaPlante said. “That win got us back into the hunt in the conference race.”

RCTC shot 28-for-60 from the field. It was an especially good 10-for-18 from 3-point distance.

RCTC is 2-2 in the Minnesota College Athletic Conference and 9-8 overall.

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