The men’s basketball team at Central Lakes College showed Ridgewater why CLC is the No. 3-ranked team in NJCAA Division III men’s basketball Jan. 12, pasting the Warriors 78-49. The Raiders (3-0, 18-0) displayed the depth of their bench with four players scoring in double digits and four with at least five rebounds. Nash Faulk scored 17 points and pulled down 10 rebounds to pace the Raiders. Marcus Ayala added 15 points, followed by Maurice Hernandez and Kendall Brown with 12 each. Assist leaders: Faulk 3, Brown 3, Kwamaine Johnson 3. Steal leaders: Faulk 3, Brown 3, Johnson 3.
Stephanie Neugebauer scored 19 points for the Central Lakes Raiders in a 80-63 loss to Ridgewater. Nikki Pearson added 13 points. CLC has lost seven straight. The Raiders (0-3 in the Southern Division, 7-10 overall) shot 38 percent (26 of 68). 3-point shots: Pearson 3. Rebound leader: Neugebauer 5. Assist leader: Becky Helmeke 5. Steal leader: Neugebauer 6. Next: Riverland at CLC, Sat., Jan. 15, women 1 p.m., men 3 p.m.