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Lady Jays get another road hoops victory

The Minnesota West Lady Jays won their second straight women’s basketball game on the road Wednesday night, rolling to an 86-64 triumph over Riverland in Austin.

Minnesota West led at every break, as it was up 15-9 at the end of the first quarter, 43-18 at the half and 68-40 after three quarters, The Lady Jays led by as many as 38 points in the game in improving to 13-6 on the season. Head coach Moz Hayenga-Hostikka noted afterward that she thought her team played really good defense in the first half, which is something it has been focusing on.

Three players scored in double figures for Minnesota West. Hattie DeVries had 24 points, Olivia Hayenga had 23 and Dasia Potter connected on four 3-pointers for 12 points,

In the men’s game, Riverland’s Savier McCall scored 36 points as the Blue Devils cruised past the Bluejays 86-52. Riverland is ranked No. 11 in NJCAA Division III men’s basketball and is now 17-1. Minnesota West, meanwhile, dropped to 2-13.

Next up is a home doubleheader for Minnesota West on Saturday afternoon against St,. Cloud Tech. The Lady Jays, ranked fourth in the nation, will play at 1 p.m., and the men will get underway at approximately 3 p.m.



The Minnesota West Community & Technical College wrestling team participated in the Minnesota College Athletic Conference duals this past weekend.


Minnesota West finished in fourth place out of five teams in the conference. This is the first time the team has finished higher than fifth place in nearly a decade. The Bluejays were led by freshman heavyweight Brody Knapp, who recorded the only pin for Minnesota West during the duals.


Results for Minnesota West duals during the tournament were: Rochester 55, Bluejays 0; Bluejays 42, Northland 18; Ridgewater 39, Bluejays 128; and Itasca 57, Bluejays 0. Final placings by team in the event were: 1st, Rochester; 2nd, Itasca; 3rd, Ridgewater; 4th, Minnesota West; 5th, Northland.


The Bluejays will be back in action on January 20th at home for the Worthington Open.




The Worthington Trojettes Dance Team competed Tuesday night at the Big South Dance Conference event in Fairmont.


The girls took first place in Varsity Jazz and were conference champions. They also earned second place in varsity kick and first place in JV Jazz.


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