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Men's college basketball: Central Lakes outlasts Ridgewater

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Willmar Minnesota 2208 Trott Ave. SW / P.O. Box 839 56201

BRAINERD — Central Lakes avenged a one-point loss to Ridgewater by having five players score in double figures in its 76-70 win Friday at the Central Lakes Invite.

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The Warriors (5-5) edged the Raiders (4-5) 70-69 on a Zak Pendleton in the game’s closing seconds last Saturday in Willmar.

Central Lakes led by as much as 10 Friday before Ridgewater would cut it to a two-possession game, but the Raiders made 17 more free throws than the visitors.

BBE graduate Kevin Kuefler had 14 points for Central Lakes. Bryan Gichaba led the team with 18 points.

After missing five games with mono, Jake Rambow returned for the Warriors and drained four 3-pointers en route to scoring a game-high 20 points. The Warriors were 11-for-25 from beyond the arc.

Melvin Kromah added 16 points, Pendleton 11 and Neil Helgeson 10.

Ridgewater plays Rainy River today at 2 p.m. in the final day of the tourney.

Central Lakes 76, Ridgewater 70

Ridgewater (5-5)    36 34 — 70

Central Lakes (4-5)    37 39 — 76

RIDGEWATER – 27-70 FG (11-25 3-pt); 5-7 FT; 34 rebounds; 20 fouls … Scoring: Zak Pendleton 11, Melvin Kromah 16, Neil Helgeson 10, Terrance Lockett 7, Jake Rambow 20, Jordan Schwarz 2, Jones Green 2, Beau Herrig 2 … 3-point shots: Pendleton 3, Kromah 2, Helgeson 2, Rambow 4 … Rebound leaders: Herrig 11, Schwarz 7, Helgeson 4, Rambow 4 … Assist leaders: Lockett 6 … Steal leaders: Lockett 3, Green 2

CENTRAL LAKES – 25-63 FG (4-13 3-pt); 22-29 FT; 45 rebounds; 12 fouls … Scoring: Andre Thomas 5, Nathan Holms 6, Kevin Kuefler 14, Bryan Gichaba 18, Brandon Davis 10, Kahreem Horsley 11, John Jedneak 10, Brent Koehler 2 … 3-point shots: Holms 2, Davis 1, Horsley 1 … Rebound leaders: Kuefler 12, Davis 10, Tyler Flugum 7, Horsley 5 … Assist leaders: Gichaba 3 … Steal leaders: Thomas 2, Davis 2

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