Game 5: Women: Rochester 68 – United 54

MINNEAPOLIS (Dec. 30, 2009) — Maria Gangelhoff (Sleepy Eye, Minn.) had 17 points for Rochester Community and Technical College as the Yellow Jackets claimed a 68-54 victory over United Tribes Technical College in women’s basketball action today in Bowman Hall. The game was part of the MCTC New Year’s Classic basketball tournament.

RCTC (9-2) claimed a perfect 2-0 record at the tournament behind Gangelhoff’s 49 points over two games. In today’s game, Gangelhoff also had 16 rebounds and 8 assists. RCTC defeated Mesabi Range yesterday 82-60.

United Tribes (4-3), a division II college from Bismark, N.D., was led by a Kristin Bearstail (So., Bismark, N.D.) double-double (25 points and 10 rebounds). UTTC falls to a 1-1 tournament record after defeating fourth-ranked MCTC last night.

In a game dominated by turnovers, RCTC had 68 to United’s 47. It was the Thunderbirds who had the edge in points off tournovers, with 19 to the Yellow Jacket’s 16.

Game Boxscore — Women’s Basketball

Rochester Yellow Jackets vs. United Tribes Thunderbirds

12/29/09 Time: 12:00 p.m. Site: MCTC Gymansium

  1st Half 2nd Half Total
United Tribes 24 30 54
Rochester 36 32 68

Top Three Point Scorers:

  • 25 pts., Kristin Bearstail, UTTC
  • 17 pts., Maria Gangelhoff, RCTC
  • 12 pts., Cristin Haase, UTTC