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Spartan Men Lose Big at Rochester

By Craig Olson, 02/15/20, 7:45PM CST


The Spartan Men’s Basketball team fell behind big at halftime, trailing Rochester by the score of 49-24.  The Yellowjackets went on to record a 91-53 home court victory on Saturday afternoon.

Rochester shot the lights out, making 56.7% (38-67) of their field goal attempts on the day.  Jerome Cunningham poured in a game high 28 points on 13-of-19 shooting.  Devin Melzer came off the bench to score 21 points and gather 9 rebounds. Ben Jackson made all 7 of his shots and finished with 15, and Kong Kong put up a double-double with 13 points and 13 rebounds.  Keonte Williams led the team with 5 assists.

Nic Pearson scored 16 to lead M State.  Zakaria Zaid led with 5 rebounds.  Alex Hendricks and Renell Edwards added 9 and 8 points, respectively, coming off the bench.

M State (8-17, 2-10 MCAC South) has two games remaining, both at home.  They will face St. Cloud Technical and Community College on Wednesday night and will host Ridgewater College on Saturday afternoon.