College Art Faculty Shows at Banfill-Locke

College Invites Public to College Hour Reading by Local Authors, Sept. 10

Anoka-Ramsey Community College Welcomes New Faculty to Fall Semester

College's Annual Prairie Home Delights Fundraiser, Sept. 25

Anoka-Ramsey Community College Welcomes Students to Fall Semester with Week of Activities

Fall Picnics Kick-Off New Academic Year at Anoka-Ramsey Community College

Anoka-Ramsey Community College Welcomes Chinese Exchange Faculty Member

Community Organizations Step Forward to Sponsor College's Annual Prairie Home Delights Scholarship Fundraiser, Sept. 25

Roles Cast in College Fall Play, "The Laramie Project"

Senator George McGovern Speaking at Anoka-Ramsey's Cambridge Campus - Public Welcome

President Johns of Anoka-Ramsey Community College Named 2008 Pacesetter of the Year

Discover Possibilities at Anoka-Ramsey Community College Open House

College Students Cut Acting Chops to Perform Intriguing Docu-Drama, "The Laramie Project" Oct. 24, 25, 30, 31, Nov. 1

Coffee House Series Rocks Anoka-Ramsey Community College Each Month, October Through April

Prairie Home Delights Grossed More Than $27,500 for Student Scholarships at Anoka-Ramsey Community College

Bachelor’s in Special Education Continues at Anoka-Ramsey Community College Through Partnership Renewal with St. Cloud State University

Cambridge Campus Hosts Renowned Author

New Season, New Coaches, New Life for Men's Basketball Program at Anoka-Ramsey Community College

New Board Members Bring Wealth of Experience to Coon Rapids Campus Foundation

College Art Faculty Curates Watercolor Invitational

New Board Member Brings Wealth of Experience to Cambridge Campus Foundation

College Offers Wide Array of Veterans' Services

Anoka-Ramsey Art Faculty Receives Printmaking Award

Anoka-Ramsey Community College Hosts Fallen Comrade Ceremony Nov. 12 to Honor Veterans

Women's Volleyball Team Forges to Successful Season Close

College Student Art Sale-Unique Gifts, Good Cause, Great Value

College Choir Performs Winter Choral Concert

KARE11 Features Anoka-Ramsey

Anoka-Ramsey Community College Proceeds Deliberately After State Deficit Announcement

Anoka-Ramsey Community College Thanks Donors at Second Annual Legacy Dinner

Anoka-Ramsey Community College Embarks on Strategic Planning Process; Public Invited

Cambridge Memorial Hospital Foundation Donates $25,000 for Nursing Scholarships at Cambridge Campus

Tuition Cut in Half at Anoka-Ramsey Community College to Retrain Unemployed Workforce

Annual Cambridge Campus Scholardazzle Fundraiser Seeks Guests, Sponsors to Support Students

College Reschedules Public Meetings for Strategic Planning

College Offers Accelerated, Eight-Week Business Courses

College Offers Unique Experience for Jazz Musicians

College Announces Cast for "Hormel Girls" Musical

Golden Rams Rally, Split Weekend Games

Number of Season Bests in Victory over St. Thomas JV

Men’s Basketball falls to Madison Tech

Rams Defeat St. John's JV

Rams Split Weekend Games

The Golden Rams Split Matches in Illinois

Rams Split Weekend Games

November 17, 2008

The Anoka-Ramsey Men’s Basketball team split a pair of games this weekend defeating conference newcomer Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College 73-63 on Friday night, then losing to the Bethel JV 77-69 Saturday afternoon.

A strong defensive effort combined with an explosive second half offensively propelled the Rams to their 73-63 win over Fond du Lac.  In their first home contest of the season, Anoka-Ramsey came out of the gates with a lot of energy which led to good defense allowing 39.3 percent (11-28) shooting for Fond du Lac and forcing 16 turnovers in the first half.  Unfortunately that same energy led to some rushed shots resulting in only 33.3 percent (11-33) shooting for Anoka-Ramsey as the Rams trailed 28-25 at the break.

The second half was much of the same defensively as the Rams continued their strong performance forcing eight more Fond du Lac turnovers (24 for the game) and limiting the Thunder to 37.8 percent shooting (14-37).  However in the last 20 minutes, the offense came alive as the Rams shot an impressive 60 percent (18-30) including hitting 6 of 11 3-point attempts (54.5 percent).

Sophomores led the way for Anoka-Ramsey with Kyle Matuska finishing the game with 22 points on 7-14 shooting (4-10 from beyond 3).  Cole Alexander recorded a double-double with 11 points and 11 rebounds including 4 on the offensive end.  Brian Smith had his best game in a Golden Ram uniform finishing with 8 points on 4-4 shooting and pulling down 6 rebounds while playing good interior defense.  Michael Kizzee and Antonio Tate rounded out a balanced attack with 14 and 13 points respectively.

After their Friday night game, the Rams had to make a quick turnaround by facing the Bethel JV at 3 p.m. on Saturday.  Anoka-Ramsey began the game strong, taking an early 12 point lead.  But fatigue kicked in during the last 10 minutes of the half as Bethel was able to trim the deficit to 4 points — 35-31 — by halftime.  Bethel’s momentum at the end of the first half carried  into the beginning of the second half as they went on a 12-0 run in the first 5 minutes to take a 43-35 lead.  A combination of turnovers, poor shooting, and poor defense continued to plague Anoka-Ramsey for much of the second half as they fell behind by as many as 22 points.  A late surge by the Golden Rams bench cut the deficit to 8 with just under a minute remaining, but the large deficit was too much to overcome as the Rams fell 77-69.

Anoka-Ramsey was led by freshman DeAndre Mason who scored 12 points off the bench on perfect 5-5 shooting while also grabbing 6 rebounds. Michael Kizzee finished with 11 points. Freshman Kenneth Bass had a good overall performance with 6 points, 7 rebounds, and 5 assists with only 1 turnover. Mohamed Camara and Bryce Wagner also put in good performances finishing with 9 points and 7 points respectively.

Next up for Anoka-Ramsey is the St. John’s University JV.  The Rams travel to Collegeville, Minn. to take on the Johnnies at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov.22.  The Rams are now 1-3 overall on the season.