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Bogard leads Warriors to 77-71 triumph

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West Central Tribune
Bogard leads Warriors to 77-71 triumph
Willmar Minnesota 2208 Trott Ave. SW / P.O. Box 839 56201

WILLMAR -- Dante Bogard came off the bench to score 20 points and lead the Ridgewater College to a 77-71 win over Vermilion Friday in community college men's basketball.

"We played a solid game tonight," said first-year coach Shawn Kopischke. "Dante played a great game."

He got plenty of support. Travis Epema and Larry Player both scored 14 points, Jake Meyers contributed 11 and Shawn Thissen nine points, nine rebounds, four assists and two steals.

Vermilion (4-2) was led by Tony Anderson with 19 points and Joe Mews with 17 points on five 3-pointers.

Ridgewater, which made 25 of 53 field goal attempts, plays host to Mesabi Range at 3 p.m. today.

Ridgewater 77, Vermilion 71

Vermilion (4-2)....................26 45 -- 71

Ridgewater (2-4).................39 38 -- 77

VERMILION - 28-70 FG (8-28 3 pt); 7-12 FT; 38 rebounds; 27 fouls .... Scoring: Tony Anderson 19, Wendall Hariston 2, Frank Bradley 4, Gavin Erickson 8, Joe Mews 17, Brandon Allan 6, Emory Williams 8, Julius Durant 7... 3-point shots: Erickson 2, Durant 1, Mews 5 .... Rebound leader: Anderson 10 .... Assist leader: Shae Amic 3

RIDGEWATER - 25-53 FG (5-18 3 pt); 22-31 FT; 40 rebounds; 17 fouls .... Scoring: Travis Epema 14, Dante Bogard 20, Larry Player 14, Jake Meyers 11, Shawn Thissen 9, Tony Kley 4, Preston Looman 2, Geoff Nelson 3.... 3-point shots: Epema, Thissen, Nelson, Bogard 2 .... Rebound leader: Epema 9, Meyers 8 .... Assist leader: Thissen 4, Kley 6 .... Steal leader: Thissen 2 ... Blocked Shots: Thissen 2

NEXT -- Ridgewater: Today, home vs. Mesabi Range, 3 p.m.

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