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Minnesota West tops Lady Warriors, 80-64

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WORTHINGTON -- Sam Lynn, who torched Ridgewater for 30 points in an earlier meeting this season, poured in 26 on Saturday to lead Minnesota West to an 80-64 win over the Lady Warriors in an MCAC Southern Division game.

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Ridgewater (7-4, 13-9) made all of its free-throw attempts in the first half and trailed 38-32 at halftime after being down 27-11 at one point.

The Lady Warriors still trailed by six points with six minutes remaining in the game when Minnesota West caught fire when Alyson Drooger connected on back-to-back three-pointers.

Hannah Smith led Ridgewater with 20 points, 13 rebounds, five assists and three steals. Kelsey Guetter added 18 points and eight rebounds. Whitley Strei and Jena Thompson had nine points apiece.

The Lady Warriors made 20-of-23 free throws for the game.

Alyson Smith had 16 points and nine rebounds for the Lady Jays (9-1, 21-3). Drooger finished with 14 points.

Ridgewater plays Riverland Wednesday night in Austin.

Riverland 80, Ridgewater 64

Ridgewater (7-4, 13-9) 32 -- 64

Minnesota West (9-1, 21-3) 38 -- 80

RIDGEWATER - 20-61 FG (4-18 3-pt); 20-23 FT; 36 rebounds; 16 fouls ... Scoring: Hannah Smith 20, Alii Holt 4, Whitley Strei 9, Kelsey Guetter 18, Jena Thompson 9, Brianna Jacobson 4 ... 3-point shots: Smith 2, Strei 2 ... Rebound leaders: Smith 13, Guetter 8, Holt 6, Thompson 6 ... Assist leaders: Smith 5 ... Steal leaders: Smith 3 .. Blocks: Thompson 2

MINNESOTA WEST - 30-63 FG (5-17 3-pt); 15-27 FT; 35 rebounds; 18 fouls ... Scoring: Erica Their 3, Kayla VanderVeen 4, Stephanie Maras 1, Alyssa Smith 16, Sam Lynn 26, Alyson Drooger 14, Christa Wik 1, Kayla Schroeder 6, LoRel Christiansen 9 ... 3-point shots: Their 1, Lynn 1, Drooger 3 ... Rebound leaders: Smith 9 ... Assist leaders: Lynn 4, Drooger 4 ... Steal leaders: Lynn 2, Smith 2

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