Area Sports Roundup: Jan. 8, 2022

The Minnesota West Lady Jays held St. Cloud Tech to 19 percent shooting from the field in the first half and 27 percent shooting for the game , earning a 70-54 victory Saturday afternoon at the Center for Health and Wellness on the Minnesota West Worthington campus.


The Lady Jays won their second consecutive conference game by also forcing St. Cloud Tech into 28 turnovers. Minnesota West led by 18 at halftime and coasted the rest of the way, as the visiting Cyclones only got as close as 11 late in the fourth quarter.


Madisyn Huisman, a Worthington freshman, was red-hot from the floor in the first half for the Jays, scoring 18 of her game-best 20 points in the first two quarters. Huisman also grabbed a team-high 11 rebounds.


Other contributors for Minnesota West were MacKensie Post, who had 14 points, five assists and five rebounds, and Dannyn Peterson, who added 13 points and five rebounds. Minnesota West is now 6-9 overall and 2-0 in conference play, while St. Cloud Tech is 7-2 and 0-1.


The men’s game between Minnesota West and St. Cloud Tech scheduled for Saturday afternoon was postponed to an as-to-be-determined date due to COVID-19-related issued with the Bluejays. The Minnesota West women’s game scheduled for Wednesday night against Fergus Falls has also been postponed because of COVID-19 concerns with the Fergus Falls squad.


In other weekend action:



BOYS BASKETBALL (Friday)

Hills-Beaver Creek 72, Adrian-Ellsworth 61

Red Rock Central 55, Edgerton 40

Westbrook-Walnut Grove 69, Murray County Central 62 (OT)

Southwest Minnesota Christian 90, Heron Lake-Okabena/Fulda 50

Marshall 58, Pipestone Area 48

Windom 62, Luverne 50

Okoboji 66, Sheldon 63

Western Christian 76, Storm Lake 37

West Lyon 58, George-Little Rock 36

Central Lyon 65, Rock Valley 63 (OT)

Harris-Lake Park 74, Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn 67

Boyden-Hull 80, Sibley-Ocheyedan 44


BOYS BASKETBALL (Saturday)

Russell-Tyler-Ruthton 68, Heron Lake-Okabena/Fulda 48

Southwest Minnesota Christian 76, Dawson-Boyd 54

Martin County West 57, Fairmont 37

Wabasso 71, Red Rock Central 50


GIRLS BASKETBALL (Friday)

Tracy-Milroy-Balaton 67, Lac Qui Parle 48

Marshall 76, Pipestone Area 37

Luverne 88, Windom 39

Sheldon 60, Okoboji 53

Western Christian 45, Storm Lake 44

West Lyon 48, George-Little Rock 20

Central Lyon 58, Rock Valley 43

Harris-Lake Park 40, Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn 36

Sibley-Ocheyedan 54, Boyden-Hull 40


GIRLS BASKETBALL (Saturday)

Southwest Minnesota Christian 68, Dawson-Boyd 13

Russell-Tyler-Ruthton 76, Heron Lake-Okabena/Fulda 40

Red Rock Central 49, Wabasso 28

Fairmont 55, North Union (Iowa) 52

Mankato East 48, Marshall 45


GIRLS HOCKEY (Friday)

Windom Area 1, Minnesota River 0

Eden Prairie 7, Marshall 0

Luverne 9, Breckenridge-Wahpeton 1


BOYS HOCKEY (Saturday)

Fairmont 6, Redwood Valley 5



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