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Eight free throws in one possession? West sweeps Vermilion

Minnesota West Bluejays

ELY -- Minnesota West basketball teams earned road victories Saturday at Ely against Vermilion. The Lady Jays won 84-58 and the Bluejays prevailed 99-74.

Lady Jays 84, Vermilion 58

Minnesota West took control from the very beginning, moving out to a 15-7 first quarter lead and a 37-18 halftime lead. It was the Lady Jays’ fourth straight victory.

Freshman Anna Cadassou led the winners in scoring with 19 points, and she also had five assists. Melissa Brandt had 14 points, Evelyn Othow had 12, and Alanna Goetzinger had 10.

Emily Shaffer grabbed 10 rebounds for West, and Goetzinger had nine. Justine Bernazeau played a strong floor game, scoring seven points, dishing out seven assists, and committing only two turnovers.

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Lady Jays 15 37 60 84

Vermilion 7 18 30 58

Bluejays 99, Vermilion 74

One very unusual episode happened in the men’s game: Bluejay Xavier Dixon attempted eight free throws in just one possession with about 14 minutes to go in the second half. He was fouled on a layup attempt, and benefited from three technical fouls on the same play.

He made six of his eight charity tosses.

Vermilion led Minnesota West 42-39 at the half, but the Bluejays outscored their hosts 60-32 in the second half.

Christophe Bwanya finished with 15 points for West. Dixon had 14, Jaimon Cheek 13, Chris Morales 12, Emmanuel Akot 11 and Elijah Williams 10.

Akot also had nine rebounds, and Cheek had eight. Eight players scored at least seven points for the Jays, who went 9-for-19 from 3-point range.

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Minnesota West 39 99

Vermilion 42 74

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