By Nicklas Grifhorst
This week in Rochester College athletics, the RC men’s hockey team had a home and away series with Western Michigan University, while both the men’s and women’s basketball programs faced Indiana University Northwest and Silver Lake College.
The Warriors hockey team split a two game weekend series with Western Michigan University. RC took the win in the first game by outscoring the Broncos 7-6 in Kalamazoo. It was a third period push that helped the Warriors come away with the win after being tied 4-4 at the end of the second period.
In the second game of the series, RC had a home ice advantage as both teams traveled to Suburban Ice. WMU would go on to win the second game 5-2, with both of the Warriors goals coming in the third period.
The RC men’s basketball team would earn wins number 24 and 25 of the season this week as they faced Indiana University Northwest and Silver Lake College. Both games saw the Warriors break the century mark and continue their offensive dominance.
In the first game of the week, RC beat IUNW 126-94, thanks to a team effort on offense that saw six Warriors score in double figures. The offensive performance was highlighted by senior, Jaylen Larry, who scored 35 points and added 11 rebounds.
In the second game of the week RC picked up where they left off with a 106-47 win over Silver Lake College. This time it was senior, Angelo Griffis, who would put up the big offensive game for the Warriors, as he scored 24 points with 10 rebounds.
The 4th ranked Warriors move to 25-1 on the season as they prepare to move into the new Garth Pleasant Arena on February 18th.
RC women’s basketball also played IUNW and Silver Lake College this weekend, coming away with a 68-56 loss vs. IUNW and a 87-53 win over Silver Lake College. Bethany McCord lead the Warriors against Silver Lake with 18 points, 7 assists and 4 rebounds.
The Lady Warriors are now 8-14 on the season, with a 6-3 home record.