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MEN’S BASKETBALL: Raiders coast to victory


WILLMAR — Nash Faulk led all scorers with 17 points and the unbeaten third-ranked NJCAA Division III Central Lakes Raiders picked up another road victory, beating the Ridgewater Warriors 78-49 in a Southern Division game Wednesday.


Moving up one ranking after beating No. 2 and previously unbeaten Rochester 87-77 last weekend the Raiders put this one away early leading 43-25 at the half.

“We played good defense tonight, got some guys in double figures, and overall it was a good win for us on the road, “ said CLC head coach Jim Russell.

Including Faulk, who had 10 rebounds as well, the Raiders had four players in double figures, Marcus Ayala put up 15 followed Maurice Hernandez and Kendall Brown with 12 points each.

Ridgewater was 9-4 overall before the night began and the win puts the Raiders streak at 18 straight now, 3-0 in conference play.

Ridgewater 25 24—49

Central Lakes 43 35—78


Tyler Stein 9, Andy Kalenberg 2, Breck Weber7, Adam Sadlemyer 4, Tyler Pendleton 6, Jaminson Wall 2, Jamaal Rolenc 4, Nathan Nietfeld 15. FG 16-71 (23 percent). FT 13-16 (81 percent).


Marcus Ayala 15, Nash Faulk 17, Maurice Hernandez 12, Kendall Brown 12, Kwamaine Johnson 4, Nick Grewe 6, Anthony Kelley 7, 

Justin Doyle 5. 

FG 30-79 (38 percent). FT 9-17 (53 percent). Division: 3-0. Overall: 18-0. Next: Riverland at Central Lakes 3 p.m. Saturday.

Sarah Nelson
Sarah Nelson joined the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2010 and works as a online reporter, content editor and staff writer. She is a world traveler, accused idealist and California native now braving the winters of Central Minnesota. She believes in the power of human resolve and hopes to be part of something that makes history by bringing an end to injustice in the world. Sarah has worked as a criminal background researcher, high school civics teacher, grant writer, and contributing writer with Causecast.org — tackling every issue from global poverty to bio-degradable bicycles. Her favorite thing about living in Minnesota is July. Sarah left the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2014.
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