Bluejay men cold from field, lose 59-56 to Dakota State JV
MADISON, S.D. — Cold shooting helped sink the Minnesota West men's basketball team Tuesday night at Dakota State University in Madison, S.D.
The Bluejays lost to the Dakota State JV team by a 59-56 score after connecting on just eight of 30 shots in the first half and 14 of 33 in the second half.
West took care of the ball well, said head coach Brian Stoebner, and played good defense.
"Just didn't get the shots to fall," he added.
Elijah Williams scored 18 points to lead Minnesota West, and Dominic Drent added 10 points. Bie Ruei had 10 rebounds and Brock Bruns, who had eight boards, also scored eight points.
Minnesota West had an opportunity to tie the game with a 3-point shot, but it was partially blocked.
Minnesota West 24 56
Dakota State JV 31 59