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College Basketball: Bethany Lutheran JV prevails over Ridgewater men

Vikings down Warriors 92-90 to win a wild one

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MANKATO — In a game that featured 16 lead changes, it was the Bethany Lutheran junior varsity that got the best of Ridgewater at the end.

The Vikings won the men’s basketball matchup 92-90 on Monday.

Led by Nate Fedorchak’s 20 points, four Bethany Lutheran players finished in double figures. Fedorchak was 7 of 11 shooting, including 6 of 10 from 3-point range. Elijah Johnson (18), Domanik Paulson (16) and Easton Hulke (11) also had double-digit points.

The Warriors’ Jaylyn Clardy wrapped up the game with a double-double. The sophomore wing from Pensacola, Florida had a game-high 29 points along with 10 rebounds, three assists and three steals. Tanner Swanson chipped in with 14 points on 6 of 7 shooting, and Malik Westerfield added 12 points in the loss. Swanson is a freshman forward from Superior, Wisconsin while Westerfield is a sophomore guard from Davenport, Iowa.

Ridgewater (3-2) returns home Friday to face Minnesota North College-Rainy River. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.

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Bethany Lutheran JV 92, Ridgewater 90

Ridgewater (3-2)             40   50 — 90
Bethany Lutheran JV     39   53 — 92
RIDGEWATER - Scoring: Rodney Lubin 8, Jaylyn Clardy 29, Malik Westerfield 12, Tanner Swanson 14, Shane Scharmach 5, Deron Lacy 3, Terbuto Ochothow 3, Noah Wilts 2, Trevor Dorenbosch 2, Dyson Dyer 3, Deondre Wallace 9 … 3-point shots: Lubin 2-5, Clardy 4-7, Swanson 1-2 … Rebound leader: Clardy 10 … Assist leader: Scharmach 4 … Steal leader: Clardy 3, Ochothow 3 ... Block leader: Lubin 1, Dyer 1 
BETHANY LUTHERAN JV - Scoring: Easton Hulke 11, Hayden Jones 4, Elijah Johnson 18, Brayden Lenzmeier 8, Domanik Paulson 16, Jaren Morton 2, Teon Thomas 6, Nate Fedorchak 20, Carson Domeier 4, Connor Andree 3 … 3-point shots: Johnson 5-7, Paulson 2-4, Fedorchak 6-10, Andree 1-3 … Rebound leader: Hulke 7 … Assist leader: Jones 6 … Steal leader: Hulke 1, Jones 1, Johnson 1, Paulson 1 ... Block leader: Hulke 1, Thomas 1, Fedorchak 1 

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Women’s Basketball

Bethany Lutheran JV 72, Ridgewater 27

Jumping out to a 26-4 first-quarter lead, the Bethany Lutheran junior varsity team pulled away for a win over Ridgewater in Mankato.

The Vikings’ Kaitlyn Berreau had 10 points, nine rebounds and four steals. Berreau is a junior from Benson. Madison Reedy added a team-high 11 points for Bethany Lutheran.

Gabby Randt nearly had a double-double for Ridgewater with 10 points and nine rebounds. Kayla Reimers chipped in with eight points. Randt is a freshman from Raymond. Reimers is a freshman from Walnut Grove.

Still in search of their first win, the Warriors host Minnesota North College-Rainy River at 5:30 p.m. Friday.

Ridgewater (0-5)               4   14     1     8 — 27
Bethany Lutheran JV     26   16   11   19 — 72
RIDGEWATER - Scoring: Kayla Reiers 8, Gabby Randt 10, Mallery Geistfeld 6, Brooke Edlund 1, Zoey Salvador 2 … 3-point shots: Reimers 2-11, Geistfeld 1-4 … Rebound leader: Randt 9, Zola Olson 7, Geistfeld 7 … Assist leader: Geistfeld 3 … Steal leader: Olson 3 ... Block leader: Randt 2, Geistfeld 2 
BETHANY LUTHERAN JV - Scoring: Annika Younge 7, Kaitlyn Berreau 10, Gianna Spain 6, Megan Wegner 9, Abby Nelson 7, Alba Fernandez 7, Justice Paro 6, Madison Reedy 11, Maria Esteban 9 … 3-point shots: Berreau 1-9, Spain 1-7, Wegner 3-6, Fernandez 1-2, Reedy 3-5, Esteban 1-1 … Rebound leader: Younge 10, Berreau 9, Nelson 9 … Assist leader: Spain 5 … Steal leader: Berreau 4 ... Block leader: Paro 1

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