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Men's College Basketball: Raiders clinch division title, win 11th straight

Josh Arnold

CLOQUET—Josh Arnold led five players in double figures with 22 points for the Central Lakes College Raiders, who clinched the Northern Division title with a 105-73 win over the Fond du Lac Thunder Wednesday, Feb. 20.

The Raiders are 14-1 in the division and 21-5 overall with one game left to play. Mesabi was 10-4 in second place going into Wednesday's games.

Gavin Smith added 21 points for CLC followed by Tyreeon Johnson with 19, Chris Buckley with 12 and Malik Kelly with 11. Eleven different players scored for the Raiders, who eclipsed the century mark for the fifth time this season.

The Raiders shot 51 percent from field (43-84) and out-rebounded the Thunder 50-33 led by Kelly's nine rebounds.

The Raiders have won 11 straight, including a 93-56 win over Fond du Lac Jan. 18.

Fond du Lac 31 42—73

Central Lakes 45 60—105

FOND DU LAC

Kevin Bryant 29, Eric Grant 12, Antonio Morrell 5, Roderick Washington 8, DonDre' White 4, Lamarr Williams 15. FG 26-67 (39 percent), FT 11-14 (79 percent). 3-point 10-36 (28 percent).

CENTRAL LAKES

Chris Buckley 12, Josh Arnold 22, Malik Kelly 11, Arrion Curothers 7, Gavin Smith 21, JaQuavius Hays 4, Al-Jureau Ray 3, Tyree'on Johnson 19, Shamar Hill 2, Brandon Burggraff 2, Dylan McLain 2. FG 43-84 (51 percent), FT 10-23 (43 percent). 3-point 9-25 (36 percent). Division: 14-1. Overall: 21-5. Next: hosts Rainy River 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23.