Lady Jays win big, Bluejays lose to SCTCC
Minnesota West split a doubleheader with St. Cloud Technical and Community College. The Lady Jays won 92-42, and the Bluejay men fell 90-77.
WORTHINGTON — Minnesota West hosted St. Cloud Technical and Community College on Saturday for a women’s and mens’ basketball doubleheader. The Lady Jays started the conference game hot, leading 55-16 against the Cyclones at half.
The Bluejays men lost 90-77 to SCTCC. The Bluejays trailed by one point after six minutes in the second half. Elijah Williams led the Bluejays in scoring with a game high 28 points. Five players for the Cyclones scored double digit points.
Minnesota West 92, SCTCC 42
WORTHINGTON — The Minnesota West Lady Jays basketball team started its Saturday afternoon game on a 17-0 point run against conference opponent St. Cloud Technical and Community College.
The Lady Jays improved its record on the season to 16-1, and 2-0 in conference play.
Leading scorer for the Lady Jays was freshman guard Olivia Hayenga. Hayenga had a double-double with 22 points and 14 rebounds, and added six assists, three steals and two blocks.
Sophomore Madisyn Huisman put up 14 points for the Lady Jays. Dasia Potter and Tia Murray scored 12 apiece. Dannyn Peterson scored nine, and the trio of Wiconi UsesArrow, Hattie DeVries, and Brooklyn Scheitel-Taylor dropped seven.
Minnesota West had nine players dress for the game, and had all nine score points. The Lady Jays defense forced 37 Cyclones’ turnovers.
“I thought defensively we really did a good job, especially in that first half,” said Minnesota West head coach Rosalie Hayenga-Hostikka. “They are a very good three-point shooting team and I thought we did a really good job of preventing them from getting good looks at the basket.”
The Cyclones connected on just three of its 18 three-point attempts.
Leading scorer for the Cyclones was guard Jackie Lindsay with 14 points. Forward Gabby Weber added 10 points and 11 rebounds for SCTCC.
The Lady Jays next game is at home on Wednesday against conference opponent Fergus Falls.
Minnesota West 32 55 74 92
SCTCC 6 16 30 42
SCTCC 90, Minnesota West 77
WORTHINGTON — The Minnesota West Bluejays led by four against St. Cloud Technical and Community College but lost after the Cyclones dropped 54 points in the second half.
The Bluejays scored 37 points in the second half, connecting on zero of its eight second half three-point attempts.
Leading scorer on the night was guard Elijah Williams with 28 points, with 10 of 12 from the free throw line.
Sam Daho scored 14 points for Minnesota West, and nine points each were scored by Dominic Drent and Brock Bruns.
The Cyclones out-rebounded the Bluejays 44-36, and grabbed 11 offensive rebounds.
Reace Anders and Ibn Khalid were the leading scorers for SCTCC with 19 points apiece. Elijah Mead added 15 points, Ty’Shawn Bryant scored 13, and Isaiah Foster scored 12. Foster had six steals for the Cyclones, Khalid was the leading rebounder with 10.
The Minnesota West Bluejays fall to 5-11 on the season and 0-2 in the conference.
SCTCC 36 90
Minnesota West 40 77