Men’s Basketball Earns Road Split

Mens Basketball Earns Road Split

ARCC Athletics, Contributing Writer

The Anoka-Ramsey Men’s Basketball team went on the road for the first time this season and earned a split, beating Hibbing 75-69 before falling to Rainy River in overtime 79-74.

The Golden Rams trailed Hibbing at halftime 35-30 and were down 12 with 5:28 to go before rallying with a 16-0 run to go up four with 1:33 to play.

Five different Golden Rams scored during the run.  Hibbing connected on a layup with 1:09 to play to get within two points.

The teams traded turnovers on their next possessions, and with the shot clock winding down Manny Jingco missed a three but the offensive rebound was secured and layup made by Steven Colon with 18 seconds left to hold off the Cardinals.

Ellis Todd scored 19 points and pulled in ten rebounds for Anoka-Ramsey.  Matthew Ellingson scored 15 points and also added ten boards.

Albert Tinnel scored 11 points, and Colon scored ten.

Anoka-Ramsey connected on 45.9 percent of their field goals but just 3 of 16 from the three-point line.

The Golden Rams continued to travel north and had a rematch with Rainy River on Saturday.  Anoka-Ramsey won the first matchup 84-67 but couldn’t pull out the win on the road.

The Voyageurs led 30-21 with 6:36 to go in the first half but a three from Colon, a layup from Jacob Say, and a Tinnel layup pulled Anoka-Ramsey within 30-28.

Rainy River led by seven mid-way through the second half before the Golden Rams tied the score at 61 apiece with six minutes to play.

Following two Rainy River free throws, Anoka-Ramsey used an 8-1 run to pull ahead 69-64 with 3:28 to play before the Voyageurs closed on a 5-0 run and send the game to overtime.

In the extra period Rainy River scored the first four points and never trailed to pull out the win.

Anoka-Ramsey committed 29 turnovers and shot just 41.5 percent.

Chaz Franklin scored 20 points making 4 of 6 from three.  Tinnel finished with 16 points and 11 rebounds.  Say scored 12 points, and Colon added ten.  Jingco pulled in 12 rebounds.

The Golden Rams fall to 4-3 overall.