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CLC 81, MATC 76

The Raiders (28-4) defeated Milwaukee Area Technical College, 1-76, giving them a shot at fourth place in the NJCAA Division III tournament, which concludes tomorrow. Tought defense and fast breaks again lifted the Raiders, who moved the ball well and kept after it on the boards. Down the stretch they converted 8 of 12 free throws to keep the Stormers from catching up. CLC held leads of up to 14 points early and 10 in the second half. Maurice Hernandez had a much better game today than yesterday, and Brandon Davis again showed his interior game skills. The fourth-place game starts at 1 p.m. Only the top 3 teams in the tournament receive trophies and plaques, but a No. 4 in the nation label sounds good!  Go Raiders!
At the half it was 38-32, Central Lakes College ahead of Milwaukee Area Technical College, in the second round of the NJCAA Diision III men’s basketball tournament in Loch Sheldrake, N.Y. The Raiders had led by up to 14 points as Little Falls sophomore Ronnie Kornbaum (shown), a cousin of Purdue’s Robbie Hummel, drained four three-point shots and Brandon Davis continued to be deadly inside, thanks again to great feeds from teammates such as Michael Farrington. MATC (22-12) is ranked 10th in the national poll, and CLC is second.

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