By Nicklas Grifhorst
It was a busy week for Rochester College athletics with both Men and Women’s basketball teams playing in three games and the men’s hockey program playing in a home and away match with Davenport.
The 7th ranked RC men’s basketball team started their week off with a road win over IU Northwest, by the score of 99-85. The match-up featured the Warriors top ranked defense and the Redhawks second ranked offense. Jaylen Larry led RC in scoring with 24 points and 13 rebounds, while Angelo Griffis added 21 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists in a near triple-double performance.
On Saturday, the Warriors would head to Gary, Indiana to play in the AII Classic with their first game against Wilberforce University. RC would come away with the win in a 76-75 overtime thriller. Once again seniors, Griffis and Larry, led the Warriors to the win with strong performances. Griffis had a huge game with 29 points and 13 rebounds, while Larry had 12 points and dominated the boards for RC with 20 rebounds.
During the second game on Saturday, the Warriors would face Lincoln Christian and come away with a dominating 91-52 win. Larry would end the game with 20 points and 9 rebounds, with Paris Pereira scoring 15 points and adding 4 assists. RC is now 23-1 on the season.
The 19th ranked Rochester College men’s hockey team took on the 5th ranked Davenport Panthers in a home and away double header on Thursday and Friday. For the home game, the Warriors went 0-2 in the series losing 6-2 then 2-1 for game two in Grand Rapids. RC is now 14-9 on the year and will take on Western Michigan University next week in a home and away series.
On Wednesday night the RC women’s basketball team took on the Calvin Knights in a home game. The Warriors fell by a score of 67-52 after being outscored 41-18 in the second half. RC was led in scoring by Junior Allysa Copley, who had 13 points.
By Friday, RC played their first game in the Indiana Northwest Classic and the Lady Warriors fell to Wilberforce 89-72. RC would go on to win their second and final game of the tournament on Saturday when they took on Lincoln Christian, coming away with a 73-39 victory. Devan Valko would lead RC in scoring with 18 points.