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Men's basketball: NDSCS blasts Warriors

WILLMAR -- Ridgewater came out of the gate strong against NJCAA Division I North Dakota State College of Science, but couldn't keep up the pace in a 79-54 loss on Wednesday.

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Former New London-Spicer guard Aaron Ruter, left, drives against an old nemesis, former BBE guard Brian Goodwin, during Ridgewater’s 79-54 loss against North Dakota State College of Science on Wednesday at Ridgewater College. TRIBUNE / Tom Larson

WILLMAR - Ridgewater came out of the gate strong against NJCAA Division I North Dakota State College of Science, but couldn’t keep up the pace in a 79-54 loss on Wednesday.
The Warriors held a 37-32 halftime lead and lead by one with about 13 minutes remaining, but were outscored 47-17 in the second half.
“The guys came out and had great energy,” Warriors’ head coach Darren Tighe said. “We had a really good first 27 minutes and just ran out of gas. I’m very happy with their effort tonight.”
Johnny Woodard did the most damage for the Wildcats with 26 points and seven boards, with Julian Walters and Konner Goettsche both scoring in double-digits.
Former Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa standout Brian Goodwin scored four points with a team-high three assists.
Tyler Stegeman (Willmar), Eric Smith (Lac qui Parle Valley) and Jones Green lead the Warriors with 14 points apiece.
Ridgewater’s Aaron Ruter (New London-Spicer) added five points and three assists, and Dazhown Coleman (Montevideo) had eight boards.
The Warriors (2-2) next play Friday at home against Rainy River.
NDSCS 79,
Ridgewater 54
NDSCS 32 47 - 79
Ridgewater (2-2) 37 17 - 54
North Dakota State
College of Science
30-62 FG; 12-14 FT; 11 fouls … Scoring: Jamal Davis 8, Brian Goodwin 4, Johnny Woodard 26, Jack Christensen 6, Julian Walters 14, Milos Vranes 8, Konner Goettsche 13 … 3-point shots: Davis 1, Woodard 2, Vranes 1 … Rebound leader: Woodard 7 … Assist leader: Goodwin 3 … Steal leader: Hunter Nickel 1
Ridgewater
21-46 FG; 8-12 FT; 16 fouls … Scoring: Tyler Stegeman 14, Dylan Schueler 2, Joe Leuze 5, Jones Green 14, Aaron Ruter 5, Eric Smith 14 … 3-point shots: Stegeman 2, Leuze 1, Ruter 1 … Rebound leader: Dazhown Coleman 8 … Assist leader: Ruter 3 … Steal leader: Green 1

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