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Men's basketball: Ridgewater survives MS-Fergus Falls, 91-89

Men's basketball report for Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2022, in west central Minnesota. Warriors get up by 15 at halftime, then hang on to defeat Spartans in an MCAC game.

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FERGUS FALLS β€” The Ridgewater men’s basketball team opened up a big lead, then hung on to beat Minnesota State-Fergus Falls, 91-89 Wednesday.

The Warriors led 46-31 at halftime, but the Spartans stormed back by scoring 58 second-half points.

Ridgewater shot 53% (35 of 66) from the field. Leading the way was Jaylyn Clardy. The freshman from Pensacola, Florida, came off the bench to score 23 points to go with 10 rebounds and two assists.

Cartier Bickley, a 6-foot-4 sophomore from Akron, Ohio, added 19 points and seven rebounds for the Warriors. Deron Lacy had 16 pints and Chris Neal 12 for Ridgewater.

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Langston Davis led MS-Fergus Falls with 26 points. The Spartans made 9 of 45 3-point attempts, good for 20%, and shot 39.5% overall (34 of 86).

Ridgewater next plays at 3 p.m. Saturday at Rochester Technical & Community College.

Ridgewater 91, MS-Fergus Falls 89

Ridgewater (13-4)               46   45 β€” 91
MS-Fergus Falls (7-10)       31   58 β€” 89
RIDGEWATER - Scoring: Tyson Dyer 6, DJ Brown 6, Cartier Bickley 19, Deron Lacy 16, Menelik Garrick 5, Andrew Sherman 4, Jaylyn Clardy 23, Chris Neal 12  … 3-point shots: Brown 1, Bickley 1, Lacy 1, Clardy 1, Neal 4 … Rebound leaders: Clardy 10, Garrick 9, Bickley 7 … Assist leader: Brown 4 … Steal leader: Brown 2 ... Block leaders: Garrick 1, Easton Davis 1
MS-FERGUS FALLS - Scoring: Renell Edwards 6, Mert Taylor 15, Langston Davis 25, Nic Pearson 13, Larrie Bell 16, Jaden Lee 4, Brett Englemeyer 10 … 3-point shots: Taylor 2, Davis 2, Pearson 2, Englemeyer 3 … Rebound leaders: Davis 11, Bell 11 … Assist leaders: Edwards 4, Davis 4 … Steal leaders: Edwards 4, Engelmeyer 4 ... Block leader: none

Tom Elliott has been the sports editor at the West Central Tribune since September 2019.
Contact him at telliott@wctrib.com or leave a message at 320-235-1150.
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