Norse Not Up to the Challenge

Khalid Fleming shooting a three-pointer

 ROCHESTER, MN -  The Bay College Men's Basketball Team (1-2) came out flat and allowed the Rochester Community and Technical College Yellowjackets (1-0) to run away with an 88-75 victory.

After an early flurry of missed opportunities on both ends, the Yellowjackets took advantage early.  They were able to convert in transition, putting the Norse in a hole.  Bay found a way to stick in the game however, and ended up trailing by a score of 44-32 at the half.

The second half started as a back-and-forth battle, but the tide would turn in the favor of the home team.  Rochester would lead by as many 21 midway through the second half.  As they have in all three games this season, Bay showed their character and fought their way back in.  They would cut the lead to ten with just under two minutes left, but Rochester sealed the game from the free throw line, ending up with a 13-point victory.

Official statistics were not available at the time of this publication.

Bay College continues the road trip with an afternoon matchup against Western Tech.  The matchup will follow the women's game.  Game times are 2 pm for the women, and 4 pm for the men.