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Lady Spartans Fall in Rochester

By Craig Olson, 01/22/22, 10:30PM CST


Rochester got off to a fast start on Saturday, taking a 21-9 lead after the first quarter and building that lead to 36-19 at the half as they went on to defeat the M State lady Spartans 77-37 in a MCAC Southern Division clash on the Yellowjackets home floor.

M State shot 35% (16-46) from the field and Rochester connected on 39% (31-79) of their field goal attempts.  The Yellowjackets also held a 40-28 edge on the boards.

Kandace Sikkink led Rochester with 20 points and 9 rebounds.  Olivia Christianson added 17 points and 7 steals, and Danika Jones wound up with 14 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists and 2 steals.

M State was led by 12 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists from Emily DehlerNyssa Vogel added 10 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists.

M State (7-6) will travel to Worthington Monday night for a makeup game with Minnesota West.