Spartan Men Struggle in Road Loss to Minnesota West

Spartan Men Struggle in Road Loss to Minnesota West


The Spartan Men shot just 32.3% (20-62) in Worthington on Wednesday night as they opened their MCAC Southern Division schedule with a 71-59 loss to Minnesota West. The Bluejays hit 39% (25-64) of their field goal attempts and placed four players in double figures. 

Leading the way for the 'Jays was Jaimon Cheek with 17 points and 12 rebounds. DeShawn Pickford added 15 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists and 3 steals, Christophe Bwanya contributed 14 points of the bench and Chris Morales finished with 11 points. The Bluejays held a 49-45 edge on the boards and had 24 turnovers to the Spartans 25. 

Martin LaFond registered a double-double (10 points, 11 rebounds) for M State and Alend Alemadi led the Spartans with 20 points and 4 assists off the bench. Kyler Newman added 8 points and 6 rebound. 

M State (7-7) will host Ridgewater College from Willmar at 3:00pm Saturday in Fergus Falls.






















Courtesy of Craig Olson Sports