West women win, Bluejays lose at Ridgewater
WILLMAR -- With a strong third quarter, the Minnesota West Community and Technical College women’s basketball team put distance between themselves and Ridgewater on Wednesday, winning 82-53. The men struggled defensively, however, and fell to the Warriors, 103-80.
Both teams play next on Saturday at home against Western Tech, the women starting at 1 p.m. and the men at 3 p.m.
Lady Jays 82, Ridgewater 53
Leading 36-29 at halftime, the Lady Jays outscored Ridgewater 25-9 in the third quarter to take control.
Dannyn Peterson scored 20 points overall, and Tia Murray had 16. Hunter Garcia scored 17 points while hitting three of five 3-point attempts. Jayden Zebe had eight rebounds and Makenzie Post came up with five assists and three steals.
West connected on 41.3 percent of its field goal attempts compared to Ridgewater’s 29 percent.
Ashley Prahl with 20 points and Abby Berskow with 17 led Ridgewater.
Minnesota West is now 7-10 overall and 2-1 in division play.
Lady Jays 18 36 61 82
Ridgewater 17 29 38 53
Ridgewater 103, Bluejays 80
The Warrior men had no trouble finding the net, hitting on 56.5 percent of their field goal tries.
DJ Brown led the way with 29 points and 12 assists. Deron Lacy scored 28 points and Tyson Dyer added 23 more. Cartier Bickley had 13.
Tyvorus Lawton scored 26 points for Minnesota West while London Campbell had 15 and Cortney Ligon 12.
Ligon also had four assists and two steals. Sam Paulson had 12 rebounds to go with his seven points.
Minnesota West hit 41 percent of its field goals en route to its 12th loss in 15 starts.
Bluejays 37 80
Ridgewater 46 103