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Men's Basketball: Minneapolis rallies to beat Ridgewater

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Men's Basketball: Minneapolis rallies to beat Ridgewater
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WILLMAR -- Things seemed to be aligning for an upset on Saturday as Ridgewater built a 13-point halftime lead over Minneapolis.

But things quickly unraveled as Minneapolis began draining three-pointers and rallied for an 80-68 win over the Warriors.

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Minneapolis also won the first meeting 80-60 on Jan. 13 in Minneapolis.

The Mavericks connected on 12 three-pointers in the game, led by Peter Olafeso, who had a game-high 27 points. Mike Welsh added four treys and finished with 16 points.

Casey Susenguth paced the Warriors (3-4, 12-10) with 24 points, 13 rebounds, three assists and two steals. Nathan Nietfeld and Shawn Neu had 14 points apiece. Neu hit all four of the Ridgewater three-pointers.

Ridgewater plays at Rochester on Wednesday night.

Minneapolis 80, Ridgewater 68

Minneapolis 23 57 -- 80

Ridgewater (3-4, 12-10) 36 32 -- 68

MINNEAPOLIS - 29-63 FG (12-31 3-pt); 10-20 FT; 34 rebounds; 17 fouls ... Scoring: Omar Omar 3, Freddie Burton 2, Kenny Olafeso 22, Mike Welsh 16, Ronald Kelly Jr. 8, Peter Olafeso 27, Deshawn Thurmond 2 ... 3-point shots: P.Olafeso 5, Welsh 4, K.Olafeso 2, Omar 1 ... Rebound leaders: P.Olafeso 7, Kelly Jr. 6 ... Assist leader: Burton 6 ... Steal leaders: Welsh 2, Kelly Jr. 2, P.Olafeso 2

RIDGEWATER - 28-57 FG (4-10 3-pt); 8-13 FT; 39 rebounds; 19 fouls ... Scoring: Shawn Neu 14, Andy Kalenberg 6, Breck Weber 4, Mike Weber 6, Casey Sussenguth 24, Nathan Nietfeld 14 ... 3-point shots: Neu 4 ... Rebound leaders: Sussenguth 13, M.Weber 6 ... Assist leaders: Sussenguth 3, M.Weber 3 ... Steal leaders: B.Weber 2, Sussenguth 2

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