Lady Jays romp, Bluejays fall short at Willmar

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WILLMAR — The Minnesota West's men's basketball team came up short Wednesday in its efforts to snap a four-game losing streak, losing to host Ridgewater 84-74. The West women, on the other hand, demonstrated an embarrassment of riches in a 92-18 whitewash, advancing to 19-1 on the season.
Ridgewater 84, Bluejays 74
The Warriors started well, leading Minnesota West 42-29 at the half. West couldn't get over the hump in the second half, losing by 10.
Elijah Williams scored 22 points for the Bluejays. Brock Bruns had 13 points and nine rebounds. And Bie Ruei scored 13 points.
Jaylyn Clardy tallied 26 for Ridgewater.
West, 5-14 overall and 0-5 in conference play, hit 41.4 percent of its field goals in the contest and 21 of 24 from the free throw line. The Jays were 5-for-19 from 3-point range.
Bluejays 29 74
Ridgewater 42 84
Lady Jays 92, Ridgewater 18
Completely outclassed, Ridgewater could get nothing going against the Lady Jays. They trailed 35-13 at the end of the first quarter, and then things got worse from there.
West hit 50 percent of its field goals and enjoyed a 66-25 rebounding advantage in the game.

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Tia Murray scored 18 points — matching Ridgewater's team total. Hattie DeVries scored 16 points. Olivia Hayenga scored 17, with five assists and four steals. Madisyn Huisman had 15 points and 13 rebounds. And Brooklyn Scheitel-Taylor had seven assists.
Mallery Geistfeld led Ridgewater with 11 points, but the Warriors connected on only 14.5 percent of their field goal attempts.
Minnesota West 35 60 69 92
Ridgewater 13 13 15 18

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