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College basketball: Minnesota West men tripped by Anoka-Ramsey

COON RAPIDS -- The big, fast Anoka-Ramsey men's basketball team got off to a big start against the Minnesota West Bluejays Wednesday night and turned their Southern Division game into a one-sided affair, 106-71.

COON RAPIDS -- The big, fast Anoka-Ramsey men’s basketball team got off to a big start against the Minnesota West Bluejays Wednesday night and turned their Southern Division game into a one-sided affair, 106-71.

Anoka-Ramsey, rated No. 2 in the nation among two-year colleges, outscored West 59-36 in the first half and maintained a comfortable margin throughout the second half.

“They just ran out to a quick lead,” said Minnesota West head coach Kris Babler. “We looked a little bit blindsided by their speed.”

Not just the Golden Rams’ speed, but by their size. The Rams put three players onto the court who were 6-6 or taller and who were obviously familiar with weight rooms.

Edvonte Copeland, a 6-0 sophomore guard, led A-R with 26 points.

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Minnesota West got 24 points from freshman guard Kuol Chol. Jayden Hampton added 18 points and four assists. And Trevoris Waugh had 13 points.

The Bluejays are now 3-2 in division play and 6-11 overall. Anoka-Ramsey is 5-0 and 17-1.

Bluejays 36 71

Anoka-Ramsey 59 106

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