College basketball: Schroer hits 30 points on her birthday
FERGUS FALLS -- On her special day, Minnesota West freshman Emily Schroer scored 30 points Saturday as the Lady Jays women's basketball team defeated host MState-Fergus Falls 71-56.
In the men's game, the Bluejays sustained their sixth straight loss with an 87-59 setback against the Spartans.
Lady Jays 71, MState-FF 56
Saturday was Schroer's birthday. The Fulda High School grad responded by connecting on 11 of 17 field goals -- including several clutch shots -- and finishing up with 30 points.
West trailed 31-29 at halftime.
"A very big road win," said Minnesota West head coach Rosalie Hayenga-Hostikka. "Just played super well in the second half."
The victory moves the Lady Jays two games ahead of MState-Fergus Falls for the fourth playoff spot in the Southern Division.
Lady Jays 18 29 49 71
MState-FF 10 31 46 56
MState-FF 87, Bluejays 59
The Spartans shot well. The Bluejays did not.
"The story of the game was, for them, they shot 14 for 28 from the 3-point line," said West head coach Taylor Lupton. "They were hot, and we could not make a shot."
The Jays hit 36 percent of their field goals.
Deshawn Pickford scored 19 points to lead the Bluejays offensively, and teammate Chris Morales scored 16.
Six Fergus Falls players scored in double figures.
Bluejays 28 59
MState-FF 43 87