Men win second straight


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MINNEAPOLIS (Dec. 30, 2009) – Michael Welsh (So., Minneapolis, Minn.) hit five three-pointers and led all scorers with 19 points as Minneapolis Community and Technical College defeated Mesabi Range Community and Technical College 80-59 in the final game of the MCTC New Year’s Classic tournament.

The Mavericks (9-4) – the second-ranked team in the country – have now won their last two after going one and three in their previous four games. Peter Olafeso (So., St. Paul, Minn.) posted a double-double with 18 points and 12 rebounds, 10 of which were defensive.
Mesabi Range (3-9) was led by Will Jackson (Fr., Virginia, Minn.), D’Andrey Arther (So., Milwaukee, Wisc.) and Steve Golobich (Fr., Mt. Iron, Minn.) who combined for 37 points.

Rounding out the scoring for the Mavs were Kenny Olafeso (So, St. Paul, Minn.) with 13 points; Ronald Kelly, Jr. (So., St. Paul) and Freddie Burton (Fr., Minneapolis, Minn.) with 12 points apiece. No other player had more than three points.