The Rochester Community and Technical College men’s basketball team extended their eight-game winning streak after winning two road games this weekend.

The Yellowjackets picked up an easy 84-34 victory over Vermilion Community College on Friday, then edged Mesabi Range 66-62 on Saturday night.

Twelve players scored in the victory over Vermilion. Keivonte Watts led the way with 14 points, Mayo graduate Andre Crockett Jr. scored 13 points off the bench and Lourdes graduate Peyton Dunham had 11 points and nine rebounds off the bench.

“Crockett and Dunham were exceptional on the bench,” said RCTC coach Brian LaPlante.

Quentin Williams had 12 rebounds as the RCTC led the band 53-31. Williams and Devyn Frye each had four assists while the Yellowjackets defensively allowed just 12 points in the second half.

The Yellowjackets claimed a narrow victory over Mesabi Range on Saturday. RCTC were leading 31-27 at halftime and both teams scored 35 points in the final 20 minutes.

The RCTC made 14 of 17 free throws. Frye led another balanced attack with 14 points while Watts had 13 points and was 5 for 5 on the line. Quest McCrimon was 3-for-4 in the row.

Crockett Jr. had 11 points while Williams had 13 rebounds and five assists.

The Yellowjackets held a 41-34 advantage over the boards and won despite shooting 33% from the ground. Mesabi Range 40% shooting

The RCTC (8-1), ranked No.6 among the Division III junior men’s teams, have won eight straight games after losing their season opener. He will play in the Anoka-Ramsey Holiday Classic next weekend and face Bay College on Saturday and Bismarck State College on Sunday.