Last week in athletics December 7

Men’s Basketball

The men’s basketball team played three games in the past week, winning all three for a 7-0 season so far.

On Tuesday, Dec. 1, the Yellowjackets took on Gustavus JV at home, winning 91-69.

Ben Ratliff sank 19 points, two of which were three-pointers. Darrious Denson came close behind with 15 points. Demetrius Cady also sank two three-pointers, and Isaiah Coddon and Lydell Young grabbed one three-pointer each. The team was able snag more than 86% of its free-throws.

The Yellowjackets then hosted Vermilion on Friday, Dec. 4, winning 76-57.

Cady scored big with 16 points, and Coddon had 13. 15 of Cady’s points were three-pointers, and nine of Coddon’s. Ratliff also added three three-pointers to the score.

The team had 44 rebounds.

The following day on Saturday, Dec. 5, The Yellowjackets hosted Mesabi Range and won 94-77.

Marquise Walker sank 16 points, followed by Deonte Moore with 13. They each had one three-pointer, and Cady sank three.

The team had 51 rebounds, and more than 72% of their free throws went in the basket.

The Yellowjackets play next on Tuesday, Dec. 8, at 7 p.m. against Crossroads College here at RCTC.


Women’s Basketball

The women’s basketball team brought home two wins the past week.

On Friday, Dec. 4, the Yellowjackets took on Vermilion and won 86-46.

Nathalie Ratliff and Johanna Bungum each sank 16 points. Ratliff had one three-pointer and Bungum two. Reed Klunder and Justine Gonzalez each had two three-pointers, and Brittany Ellis, Mckayla Ahlrich, and Victoria Asplund each sank a three-pointer.

The ladies sank 80% of their free throws and had 48 rebounds.

On Saturday, Dec. 5, the Yellowjackets took on Mesabi Range and won 69-47.

Asplund and Ratliff each sank 14 points. Ratliff had two three-pointers, and Bungum added another.

The team had 38 rebounds.

The Yellowjackets take on Luther JV next on Tuesday, Dec. 8, at 5 p.m. here at RCTC.



The wrestling team traveled to Moorhead for the Dragon Open on Saturday, Dec. 5.

In the Red Division (Upper Class): Coltan Laganiere placed fifth at the 157 weight class; Connor Hanson placed second and Tyler Vogt sixth at the 165 weight class; and Chase Nottestad placed sixth at the 285 weight class.

In the White Division (Lower Class): Austin Peper placed fifth at the 133 weight class; Zach Scott placed sixth at the 141 weight class; Hank Friederichs placed first and Deven Loepp fifth at the 157 weight class; and Ryan Jones placed first at the 197 weight class.

The wrestling team meets next at the Husky Open in St. Cloud on Saturday, Dec. 12, at 9 a.m.



The football team finished the season by playing in the Mississippi Bowl on Sunday, Dec. 6. For more information on this event, please check out this article.

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