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MEN’S BASKETBALL: Raiders improve to 15-0

There may be no one sadder to see Christmas break come than head coach Jim Russell and the Central Lakes College Raiders.

The Raiders continued their undefeated roll Saturday with a 99-69 victory over Rainy River at the CLC Winter Classic.

CLC is ranked No. 4 in Division III of the NJCAA and is a perfect 15-0 for the first time in school history. 

Marcus Ayala led all scorers with 22 points and was one of five Raiders in double figures. Anthony Kelly came off the bench to score 18, Kendall Brown finished with 14, Maurice Hernandez 13 and Nash Faulk 10.

The Raiders scored more than 90 points for the 10th time this season, shooting 50 percent from the field. 

Rainy River    32 37 — 69

Central Lakes 56 43 — 99


Scully 12, Bradly 2, Williams 10, Zigler 6, McWay 15, Ross 6, Esde-Blackburn 18. FG 27-67 (40 percent). FT 10-12 (83 percent). 


Marcus Ayala 22, John Hicks 6, Nash Faulk 10, Ronnie Kornbaum 2, Maurice Hernandez 13, Kendall Brown 14, Kwamaine Johnson 6, Nick Grewe 4, Anthony Kelley 18, Jason Johnson 2, Steven Halwood 2. FG 41-81 (50 percent). FT 7-12 (58 percent). Overall: 15-0. Next: at Fergus Falls 8 p.m. Jan. 5.

Becca Clemens
After graduating high school in 2004, I attended Central Lakes College in Staples, MN for 2 years where I got a diploma in Communication Art and Design. I then transfered up to Bemidji State University in, you guessed it, Bemidji, MN. In the spring of 2009, I graduated from BSU. Then in the fall of 2009 I got a job at Echo Publishing, a sister company to the Brainerd Dispatch.