Men's College Basketball: Raiders finish third in state tournament
ANOKA -- The Central Lakes College Raiders brought a successful season to a close with a 78-70 win over Vermilion in the third place game of the MCAC/Region 13 Tournament Sunday.
ANOKA - The Central Lakes College Raiders brought a successful season to a close with a 78-70 win over Vermilion in the third place game of the MCAC/Region 13 Tournament Sunday.
The Raiders, seeded No. 2 in the North, and the No. 3 seeded Ironmen had split their games this season in division play.
In his final game with CLC, Lamontrell Fuller tied Keonte Jenkins with a team-high 17 points. Jacob Russell contributed 13 points as the Raiders shot 38 percent from the field, but just 13 percent from behind the arc.
The Raiders were stingy on defense allowing 40 percent shooting from the field to the Ironmen, but just 13 percent from behind the three-point line.
The Raiders were in the third place game as a result of a 30-point loss to Southern Division No. 1 seed Anoka-Ramsey on Saturday afternoon. The Rams entered the tournament ranked No. 2 nationally and they got out to a fast start against the Raiders, who may have been emotionally worn out after their double-overtime win against St. Cloud Technical College the night before. Anoka-Ramsey led by 20 at the half.
The Raiders couldn't cut into the margin in the second half as they lost 111-81. Keonte' Jenkins finished the game with 23 points and Timothy Boyd was next with 21. CLC shot 38 percent from the field, while the Rams shot at a blistering 60 percent from the field.
The Rams stayed hot through the rest of the tournament as they defeated Rochester Community College by 17 points on Sunday to earn the trip to the National Tournament.
Shawn McGee, TrayVon Lackey, Timothy Boyd, Nick Wiesmann, and Lamontrell Fuller all played their final game for the Raiders who came away with the third place trophy after losing in that game the last two years.
They also secured head coach Jim Russell's 400th win on Friday night and finished the season with a 21-8 record.
Vermilion 28 42-70
Central Lakes 43 35-78
Denario Jackson 13, Devonta Whitaker 4, Felix Taylor 4, Adrian Rodriguez 8, Elijah Johnson 15, Bradlee Lewis 4, Demetrice Mitchell 4, Marquail Johnson 6, Bradford Scott 6, John Draper 6. FG 31-77 (40 percent), FT 5-13 (39 percent). 3-point 3-23 (13 percent).
Tanner Heinsius 3, Shawn McGee 7, Keonte' Jenkins 17, Jacob Russell 13, TrayVon Lackey 6, Toby Flannigan 2, Thomas Kornbaum 3, Timothy Boyd 4, Nick Wiesmann 6, Lamontrell Fuller 17. FG 29-76 (38 percent), FT 10-16 (63 percent). 3-point 10-29 (35 percent). Overall: 21-8.
Anoka-Ramsey - 52 59-111
Central Lakes -32 49- 81
Mahad Haji 11, Mamadou Ngom 17, Edvonte Copeland 22, Kevin Schramm 4, Ramose Riddley 12, Zane Lind 21, Harley Shear 7, Malik Williams 14, Chris Morgan 3. FG 37-62 (60 percent), FT 19-28 (68 percent). 3-point 18-34 (53 percent).
Tanner Heinsius 2, Shawn McGee 4, Keonte' Jenkins 23, Jacob Russell 3, TrayVon Lackey 5, Toby Flannigan 3, Darrelle Bacon 2, Thomas Kornbaum 4, Timothy Boyd 21, Nick Wiesmann 3, Lamontrell Fuller 11. FG 29-76 (38 percent), FT 17-22 (77 percent). 3-point 6-23 (26 percent).