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Rochester outscores Minnesota West women, 62-41

There was a lid on the basket, the way it seemed for the Minnesota West women's basketball team on Saturday as host Rochester defeated the Lady Jays, 62-41.

ROCHESTER -- There was a lid on the basket, the way it seemed for the Minnesota West women's basketball team on Saturday as host Rochester defeated the Lady Jays, 62-41.

The Jays shot just 25 percent from the field, and that was raised from about 20 percent just by an improvement in the fourth quarter, said MW head coach Rosalie Hayenga-Hostikka.

"You know what it is. Sometimes you can't throw it in the ocean," said the coach, who added that it probably didn't help that her team had played only one game over the last month.

Shelby Christensen led Lady Jays scorers with 11 points. Jazmin Voehl scored 10 points and Justine Bernazeau had nine. Candice Sikkink scored 14 points to lead the Yellowjackets.

The loss occurred despite the fact that Minnesota West played solid defense. The Jays held Rochester to about 20 points under their average.

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The West women play again Wednesday at MState-Fergus Falls.

Minnesota West 7 16 25 41

Rochester 18 32 50 62

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