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College Basketball: Riverland gets the sweep over Ridgewater

Blue Devils win big in men's game, come from behind in women's victory

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WILLMAR — The second-ranked Riverland Community College men’s basketball team used a strong second half to get the 80-62 victory over Ridgewater College on Saturday.

Up by three at halftime, the Blue Devils, based in Austin, outscored the Warriors 39-24 after the break.

Riverland’s Lajarrion Spinks led all scorers with 25 points, followed by 10 points from Malik Cooper. Eleven players scored for the Blue Devils.

Pacing Ridgewater was DJ Brown with 21 points and five assists. Menelik Garrick chipped in with 10 points while Jaylyn Clardy had 11 points, seven rebounds and a pair of steals off the bench.

The Warriors face Minnesota West at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in Worthington.

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Men’s Basketball

Riverland 80, Ridgewater 62

Riverland (23-1)          41   39 — 80
Ridgewater (14-8)       38   24 — 62
RIVERLAND - Scoring: Cleveland Bedgood 5, Ethan Clavero 6, Dominik Bangu 7, Lajarrion Spinks 25, Boomer Jack 8, Ryan Burgess 2, Jamari Magee 2, Travyon Smith 5, Malik Cooper 10, Joe Burgos 6, Jacob Lotz 4 … 3-point shots: Bedgood 1, Clavero 2, Spinks 2, Cooper 2 … Rebound leader: Jack 11 … Assist leader: Bedgood 3 … Steal leader: Cooper 2 ... Block leader: Jack 1 
RIDGEWATER - Scoring: Tyson Dyer 2, DJ Brown 21, Deron Lacy 9, Chris Neal 4, Menelik Garrick 10, Jaylyn Clardy 11, Quinton Jollymore 3, Easton Davis 2 … 3-point shots: Brown 4, Lacy 1, Neal 1, Jollymore 1 … Rebound leader: Clardy 7 … Assist leader: Brown 5 … Steal leader: Clardy 2 ... Block leader: Dyer 1, Garrick 1, Clardy 1 

Women’s Basketball

Riverland 76, Ridgewater 72

Despite trailing 20-10 after the first quarter, Riverland climbed its way back to get the road victory over Ridgewater in Willmar.

Imani Colon led the way for the Blue Devils with 24 points and seven assists. Camryn McQuery had a double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds. Cayli Miles (14) and Savannah Longhoma (13) also finished in double figures.

Josie Knutson had a team-high 24 points along with 10 rebounds for the Warriors. Ashley Prahl also had a double-double with 18 points and 11 boards. Harley Kunstleben added 15 points, and Abby Berskow chipped in with 12 points, seven assists and two steals.

Ridgewater is back in action at 1 p.m. Saturday in Willmar against MInnesota State Community & Technical College of Fergus Falls.

Riverland (16-4)          10   21   18   27 — 76
Ridgewater (3-15)       20   15   17   20 — 72
RIVERLAND - Scoring: Elyse Hebrink 8, Imani Colon 24, Cayli Miles 14, Camryn McQuery 14, Savannah Longhoma 13, Mallory Luhring 1, Turena Schultz 2 … 3-point shots: Hebrink 1, Colon 3, Miles 2, Longhoma 2 … Rebound leader: McQuery 10 … Assist leader: Colon 7 … Steal leader: Miles 3 ... Block leader: Miles 2 
RIDGEWATER - Scoring: Josie Knutson 24, Coral Mattison 1, Ashley Prahl 18, Abby Berskow 12, Harley Kunstleben 15, Caitlynn Hanson 2 … 3-point shots: Knutson 3, Prahl 2, Berskow 2, Kunstleben 5 … Rebound leader: Prahl 11, Knutson 10, Berskow 8 … Assist leader: Berskow 7 … Steal leader: Berskow 2 ... Block leader: None

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Joe Brown is a sports reporter for the West Central Tribune. He can be reached via email at: jbrown@wctrib.com or his office number: 320-214-4332.

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