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Men's College Basketball: CLC sweeps Western Tech, Rochester

A possible letdown Saturday could have been expected after the Central Lakes College Raiders' thrilling victory over Rochester late Friday. Instead, the Raiders outscored Western Tech 42-15 from behind the arc in a 92-60 win Saturday. Early foul ...

A possible letdown Saturday could have been expected after the Central Lakes College Raiders' thrilling victory over Rochester late Friday.

Instead, the Raiders outscored Western Tech 42-15 from behind the arc in a 92-60 win Saturday.

Early foul trouble limited Radamus Jones minutes Friday but he came out strong Saturday leading the Raiders in scoring with 29 points, including 9-for-13 shooting from behind the arc.

CLC, ranked eighth in NJCAA Division III, received scoring from 12 different players and outscored the Cavaliers 33-20 in bench points. The Raiders (8-1) also outrebounded Western 48-35 and owned an 11-2 margin in points off of turnovers.

CENTRAL LAKES (92)

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Darsean Woodson 7, DeShun Patterson 9, Avery Smith 3, Radamus Jones 29, Timmy Nguyen 3, Trey Heinsius 8, Lowell Griggs 3, Alex Smith 6, Darrius Canty 7, Nic Wiesmann 6, Ronald Bacon 6, Jaelyn Price 5. FG 33-75 (44 percent), FT 12-19 (63 percent). 3-point 14-35 (40 percent). Overall: 8-1. Next: CLC Winter Invitational Dec. 18-19.

WESTERN TECH (60)

Isaiah Gilbertson 5, Parker Lyga 8, Deante Harris 10, Andrew Lartey 2, Rasheed Wright 5, Zach Kadlec 3, Preston House 1, Tyler Schoh 5, Sam Murphy 13, Ryan John Crain 8. FG 19-51 (37 percent), FT 17-25 (68 percent). 3-point 5-24 (21 percent).

Friday's Game

CLC 78, Rochester 77

Darrius Canty hit two free throws with 0.2 seconds left to give the Raiders a thrilling 78-77 over the third-ranked and unbeaten Rochester Yellowjackets Friday.

Thanks to some stifling defense and energy off the bench, the Raiders built a 12-point halftime lead and then held on.

Darsean Woodson finished with 18 points and DeShun Patterson with 14. It was Patterson's effort off the bench that spurred a 6-point run, punctuated by a Patterson dunk, that gave the Raiders a 37-27 lead late in the first half on their way to a 43-31 edge at the intermission.

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In the second half, the Yellow Jackets tightened up their defense and got back into the game. Their first lead of the second half was 62-61 with six minutes left. The teams traded buckets until two free throws from Demetrius Canty gave Rochester a 77-76 lead.

After a jump ball arrow went to the Raiders, they had time for one last offensive push with 2.2 seconds left. Free throws were a factor for the Raiders as they ended up sinking 19 of 21 from the line for the game.

The biggest free throws were the pair awarded to Canty after he was fouled on a shot attempt with 0.2 seconds left. Both free throws touched nothing but net and the Raiders dealt Rochester its first loss of the season.

Rochester 31 46 - 77

Central Lakes 43 35 - 78

CENTRAL LAKES

Darsean Woodson 18, DeShun Patterson 14, Radamus Jones 10, Shawn McGee 7, Lowell Griggs 7, N'Gai Dixon 7, Darrius Canty 13, Nic Wiesmann 2. FG 27-64 (42 percent), FT 19-21 (91 percent). 3-point 5-15 (33 percent). Overall: 7-1. Next: CLC hosts Western Tech 3 p.m. Saturday.

ROCHESTER

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Jumahri Turner 6, Demetrius Cody 18, Deonte Moore 2, Isaiah Coddon 8, Aaron Samuels 4, Ben Ratliff 16, Marquise Walker 12, Willie Sandifer 11. FG 27-50 (54 percent), FT 16-19 (84 percent). 3-point 7-14 (50 percent).

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