Anoka-Ramsey, Minnesota West basketball teams split
The Minnesota West women's basketball team used a strong second half to beat Anoka-Ramsey on Sunday, and the A-R men used a strong first half to defeat the Bluejays
COON RAPIDS — The host Anoka-Ramsey Golden Rams outscored Minnesota West 52-27 in the first half and defeated the Bluejay men's basketball team 92-61 on Sunday. In the early game, the Lady Jays outpointed A/R 76-64.
Lady Jays 76, Anoka-Ramsey 64
Minnesota West trailed by seven at halftime, then outscored Anoka-Ramsey 48-29 in the second half to win.
The Lady Jays scored 30 points in the fourth quarter.
Tia Murray had 26 points and eight rebounds for West. Audrey Drapeau scored 11 points, Dannyn Peterson scored 10, and Olivia Hayenga had 11 points with 10 rebounds and four steals. Brooklyn Scheitel-Taylor added 10 assists and 12 rebounds for the winners.
Cece Bell had 24 points and 12 rebounds for the Rams, and teammate Kimori Morris scored 17 points.
Minnesota West held a 48-39 rebounding advantage.
Lady Jays 12 28 46 76
Anoka-Ramsey 14 35 47 64
Anoka-Ramsey 92, Bluejays 61
The Rams started fast and stayed in control in the second half.
Five A/R players scored in double figures. Manny Jingco had 17 points, Albert Tinnel 16, Rodney Owens and Micah Adkins 12, and Steven Colon 10.
For Minnesota West, Kong Neyail scored 14 points and Bie Ruei scored 11. Elijah Williams had seven rebounds and three assists to go along with his eight points. Brock Bruns had six rebounds.
Anoka-Ramsey out-shot Minnesota West 52.9 percent to 36.1 percent from the field. The Rams were 9-for-21 from 3-point range and West was 5-for-18.
Bluejays 27 61
Anoka-Ramsey 52 92