Feb 23, 2011

Raiders No. 4 in nation

The Central Lakes College Raiders are ranked fourth in this week's National Junior College Athletic Association Division III men's basketball poll. The team tied for the Southern Division regular-season title in Minnesota College Athletic Association competition, which concludes this weekend at the state tournament in Coon Rapids. The champion advances to the national tournament in New York March 10-12. The latest ranking: 1. Davidson County (N.C.) Community College 29-1; 2. Rochester Community & Technical College 25-2; 3. Joliet (Ill.) Junior College 27-3; 4. Central Lakes College 25-2. CLC plays Hibbing (10-16) at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 25 in the final first-round MCAC tournament game, with the winner advancing to the 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 26 semi-final vs. the winner of the Vermilion (21-6)-Anoka-Ramsey (20-7) first-round game. Other first-round games: Northland (18-8) vs. M State (20-7), Rochester (25-2) vs. Rainy River (8-16). The winners from those two games square off at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 26. The championship game is at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 27 at Anoka-Ramsey (Coon Rapids).
To download a pdf of the tournament brackets go to