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West Women win, men lose to Itasca

The Minnesota West basketball teams completed their weekend northern swing in northern Minnesota Saturday, with the women beating Itasca 81-34 and the men losing to the Vikings 75-64.

GRAND RAPIDS -- The Minnesota West basketball teams completed their weekend northern swing in northern Minnesota Saturday, with the women beating Itasca 81-34 and the men losing to the Vikings 75-64.

On Friday, Northland beat the West women 66-56 and the men also lost, 81-67.

Lady Jays 81, Itasca 34

Minnesota West got on top early and led convincingly at every quarter stop. The scoring was balanced, with Mackensie Post scoring 16 points, Madisyn Huisman tallying 12, Macie Werdel 11, Dannyn Peterson 10, Jadyn Lessman 9, Kassidy Weeldreyer 8 and Hunter Garcia 7 to round out the leaders. Peterson had 12 rebounds and Weeldreyer added eight. Huisman had four assists.

Haley Murray led the Vikings with 14 points.

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West out-rebounded Itasca 48-25.

Lady Jays 23 49 61 81

Itasca 8 18 25 34

Itasca 75, Bluejays 64

The shooting was fairly even, with Itasca connecting on 43 percent of its field goals to West's 42 percent, and Itasca hitting on 7 of 22 3-point shots to West's 7 of 20. But Itasca out-rebounded the Bluejays 39-25.

Jerome Washington led Itasca with 22 points.

Amos Alford had 24 points for the Bluejays. Teammate CJ Ligon had 16 points. Sam Paulson had 12 rebounds and four assists.

Bluejays 31 64

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Itasca 37 75

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