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College Men's Basketball: Ridgewater can't bounce back from rough 1st h

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WILLMAR -- Once again, the Ridgewater men's basketball team was slow out of the gate and couldn't make up the difference, despite a strong second half.

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The Warriors fell behind by 21 points at halftime and couldn't chip away enough in the second half and fell to Anoka-Ramsey 72-56 on Saturday.

The Warriors fell to 0-5 in the MCAC Southern Division and 6-13 overall. Anoka-Ramsey improved to 3-3 in the Southern Division and 13-6 overall.

Ridgewater scored just 21 first-half points, hitting just 8 of 31 (26 percent) from the floor, while Anoka-Ramsey was off to a 42-point first half.

The Warriors ramped up the offense in the second half, outscoring A-R 35-30, but couldn't get out of the deep hole.

Tyler Pendleton scored 19 points and had 6 rebounds for the Warriors.

Four Anoka-Ramsey players scored in double figures, led by J.J. Butler with 15 points. Corey Barrett had 13 points, 12 boards and he blocked 4 shots.

Ridgewater plays at Fergus Falls on Wednesday and at Central Lakes on Saturday.

Anoka-Ramsey 72, Ridgewater 56

Anoka-Ram. (3-3, 13-6) 42 30 -- 72

Ridgewater (0-5, 6-13) 21 35 -- 56

ANOKA-RAMSEY - 27-69 FG (9-26 3-pt); 9-14 FT; 45 rebounds; 14 fouls ... Scoring: Lemuel Doe 2, David Hicks 10, Lucas Barraud 2, Michael Stephens 5, Jimmy Sauser 12, Corey Barrett 13, Chris Harmon 5, Brandon Host 3, J.J. Butler 15, Henry Breedlove 5 ... 3-point shots: Sauser 4, Butler 3, Host 1, Stephens 1 ... Rebound leaders: Barrett 12 ... Assist leaders: Stephens 7 ... Steal leaders: Hicks 3

RIDGEWATER - 20-72 FG (10-28 3-pt); 6-10 FT; 48 rebounds; 14 fouls ... Scoring: Zak Pendleton 8, Neil Helgeson 8, Jake Ruhland 5, Jake Rambow 4, Jordan Schwarz 2, Tyler Pendleton 19, Adam Eyton 7, Cody Warner 3 ... 3-point shots: T.Pendleton 5, Eyton 2, Ruhland 1, Helgeson 1, A.Pendleton 1 ... Rebound leaders: Warner 8, Helgeson 7 ... Assist leaders: Warner 2, T.Pendleton 2, Rambow 2 Helgeson 2, Z.Pendleton 2 ... Steal leaders: Ruhland 1, Rambow 1

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