The Raider men’s basketball team (24-2) converted just 16 of 27 free throws and missed 11 second-half opportunities in a 83-76 loss to Anoka-Ramsey (18-7) in a Southern Division game Sat., Feb. 12 in Brainerd. A bright spot at the line was Kwamaine Johnson, who hit on six of seven attempts and finished with 10 points. Marcus Ayala scored 22 points and had four assists and three steals, but with Nash Faulk making just one of nine attempts, the CLC offense struggled. In the first half, the Raiders sank five of eight attempts from beyond the arc, but their hands cooled in the second half as they finished just 8 of 20. Nick Grewe posted 14 points, grabbed five rebounds and blocked three shots for the Raiders. Kendall Brown added 11 points and six assists.
Women play well vs. No. 1
Stephanie Neugebauer scored 10 of her 20 points in the final six minutes Sat., Feb. 12 as the Central Lakes College women’s basketball team (8-18) remained close during a 80-63 MCAC Southern Division loss to top-ranked Anoka-Ramsey (24-1). Neugebauer added 11 rebounds, two steals and a blocked shot. Kelsey Wheeler also scored 20 points, and she had six rebounds and three steals. The Raiders, who hoped to break a three-game losing streak, led by as many as 11 points but committed 25 turnovers. Next: Minnesota West at CLC Sat., Feb. 19 in last regular-season games. Women at 1 p.m., men at 3 p.m.