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MEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Gichaba, Raiders repay Ridgewater

Five players finished in double figures, led by Bryan Gichaba’s 18 points, and the Central Lakes College Raiders defeated the Ridgewater Warriors 76-70 on the first day of Central Lakes College Invitational Friday night.

Kevin Kuefler finished with 14 points, Kahreem Horsely added 11 and Brandon Davis and John Jedneak each contributed 10.

The Raiders held a 45-35 rebounding edge, led by Kuefler with 12 and Davis with 10.

Ridgewater defeated Central Lakes 70-69 on Dec. 8.

“This was a big win for us tonight,” said Raiders head coach Jim Russell. “Last time they beat us on rebounds and at the free throw line. Tonight, it was our turn.”

The Raiders were 22-29 (76 percent) from the charity stripe while the Warriors went to the line just seven times making five (71 percent).

“We went back to the drawing board and played some good, fundamental defense,” said Russell. “Offensively, we’re starting to get better — three of our bigs were in double figures so we’re not relying so much on three-pointers.”

Ridgewater 36 34 — 70

Central Lakes 37 39 — 76


Zak Pendleton 11, Melvin Kromah 16, Neil Helgeson 10 , Terrance Lockett 7, Jake Rambow 20, Jordan Schwarz 2, Jones Green 2, Beau Herrig 2. FG 20-70 (29 percent), FT 5-7 (71 percent). Three point baskets 11-25 (44 percent)


Andre Thomas 5, Nathan Holm 6, Kevin Kuefler 14, Bryan Gichaba 18, Brandon Davis 10, Kahreem Horsley 11, John Jedneak 10, Brent Koehler 2. FG 25-63 (40 percent), FT 22-29 (76 percent). Three point baskets 4-13 (31 percent). Overall: 4-5. Next: host Fergus Falls 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15.

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