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Raider men still perfect, women lose first

WILLMAR – The unbeaten Central Lakes College men’s basketball team lived up to its No. 7 national ranking with a 105-35 victory over Mesabi Range at the Ridgewater Classic on Sat., Nov. 20, to remain unbeaten at 6-0. Nash Faulk scored 19 points and hit four 3-pointers to lead the scoring effort for CLC. He was followed by Marcus Ayala with 18 points and by Anthony Kelley with 12. CLC held the Ironmen to 12 points in the second half. On Fri., Nov. 19, six players reached double figures, led by Anthony Kelly’s 20, in a 103-47 win over the Gustavus Adolphus junior varsity at the Ridgewater event. Kwamaine Johnson added 15 points followed by Nash Faulk (13), Marcus Ayala (12), Nick Grewe (11) and John Hicks (10). CLC next plays the St. John’s JV Tues., Nov. 23 at Collegeville in a 7 p.m. contest.
Women suffer first loss
Stephanie Neugebauer finished with 14 points and Nikki Pearson added 11 as the Raider women’s basketball team suffered its first loss of the season, 53-50, against seventh-ranked Mesabi on Sat., Nov. 20. CLC’s Katie Hochsprung scored 10 points from her post position. The Raiders made 18 of 53 from the field. Two stats that hurt them were shooting 14-23 from the free throw line and 0-16 from 3-point range. In a strong defensive performance Fri., Niov. 19 vs. the Gustavus Adolphus JV, CLC picked up a 53-44 win. The Raiders led 25-15 at halftime.
Stephanie Neugebauer scored 18, Nikki Pearson 14, and Brittany Gravelle nine. The 4-1 Raiders play the Concordia JV Tues., Nov. 23 at Moorhead, with a 7 p.m. start.

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