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Tribune photo by Rand Middleton Ridgewater College players and bench react to the go-ahead basket with 14 second left in the second half as Central Lakes guard Kahreem Horsley (31) signals for a timeout Saturday in Willmar. The Warriors, from left, are Melvin Kromah (2), Terrance Lockett and Beau Herrig (40), whose steal moments earlier set up Zac Pendleton’s winning shot.

Men's basketball: Warriors beat CLC in final seconds

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Zak Pendleton drained an 18-footer from the top of the free-throw circle to catapult Ridgewater College over Central Lakes 70-69 on Saturday afternoon.


The basket came with 14 seconds left off Beau Herrig’s steal of a Raiders’ inbound pass followed by an assist by Neil Helgeson that found Pendleton in the open circling to the top of the key.

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Rand Middleton

Covers Willmar and area high schools and Ridgewater College, plus amateur baseball, stock car racing and fitness events in summer. Writes weekly column since 1980. Began working in radio and at weekly newspaper in Munising, Michigan, in 1972. Started parttime at West Central Daily Tribune Sept. 1974. Fulltime beginning Feb. 1979. Married to Tribune news clerk Donna (Miller) Middleton, formerly of Kerkhoven. 2 grown children. 

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