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Ridgewater College post Jordan Schwarz (21) attempts to block a shot by Quakerdale Promise Academy guard Frederick Young during the first half of Ridgewater's 2011-12 season-opener Friday night in Willmar. Tribune photo by Tom Larson

College Basketball: Ridgewater drops opener


WILLMAR -- The Ridgewater men's basketball team had a brief lapse in the first half and it proved costly at the end of the Warriors' 66-58 season-opening loss to Quakerdale Promise Academy Friday night.

The Warriors and Eagles were playing fairly even until Quakerdale began applying full-court pressure. Ridgewater didn't handle it well, turning the ball over and rarely finding good looks once the Warriors did establish its half-court offense.

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