The fifth-ranked Central Lakes College men’s basketball team improved to 10-0 behind 35 points by Howard Lake sophomore Nash Faulk on Sat., Dec. 4 in Brainerd. CLC defeate the Mesabi Range Norse, 83-74. Maurice Hernandez finished with 16 points, and Kendall Brown totaled 12. The Raiders shot 38 percent coming off a strong performance against Vermilion on Friday. On Saturday the visitors from Virginia came with energy and made life difficult. “They got beat up by us last time, losing by 70 (105-35),” said CLC Coach Jim Russell. “They got up for us this time. This was a wake-up for us. Our teamwork was still there. Mesabi just made some shots.” He noted a 16-0 advantage for the visitors in points off the bench. The Norse outscored the Raiders, 27-3, from non-starters. Fri., Dec. 3 the Raiders overwhelmed the Vermilion Ironmen, 93-69. CLC limited the once-beaten team from Ely to 40 percent shooting. CLC shot 55 percent and converted 21 turnovers into 23 points. Scoring leaders: Marcus Ayala (16), Nash Faulk (15), Kwamaine Johnson (12), Maurice Hernandez (10). The bench produced 34 points, led by Anthony Kelly’s team-high 18, and six each from John Hicks and Milton Moore.