St. Mary's 99, LCWM 93
SLEEPY EYE - The high-scoring Sleepy Eye St. Mary's boys' basketball team engaged in its highest scoring game of the season against a tough Lake Crystal-Wellcome Memorial squad on Friday night, riding a 32-point performance from Sean Mathiowetz to earn a momentum-building victory ahead of the playoffs.
Kansas Adams added 23 points for St. Mary's.
LCWM (20-5) was led by Bryson Yackel with 33 points and Michael Coates with 21 points.
St. Mary's (20-4) will play next at home on March 3 against the North Metro Blazers.
Madelia 62, Sleepy Eye 60
MADELIA - Kendall Peterson led the way for the Madelia boys' basketball team on Friday as it pulled out a narrow victory against Sleepy Eye.
Peterson led the Blackhawks with 22 points and also grabbed eight rebounds. David Evjen added 12 points and eight boards for Madelia and Jack Bergeman contributed 12 points.
The Indians were led by Mickey Medrano (25 points) and Brandon Polesky (18 points).
The Blackhawks (13-1) will host Martin Luther on Monday. Sleepy Eye will be at home against St. Peter on Monday.
CM/C 71, Wabasso 44
WABASSO - Ryan Pendleton scored a game-high 18 points to spark Cedar Mountain/Comfrey to victory against Wabasso in Friday night boys' basketball action.
Pendleton also registered a team-high eight assists. Marcus Heiling added 16 points for the Cougars, Dylan Kopischke had 10 points and nine rebounds and Brady Herrig finished with nine points.
The Rabbits were led by Taylor Zuehlsdorf with 11 points.
Wabasso (8-17, 3-13) will begin its Section 3A tournament campaign on Thursday at Hills-Beaver Creek.
CM/C (18-6, 13-3) will open the Section 2A playoffs at home on March 6.
Belle Plaine 58, Sibley East 44
ARLINGTON - Sibley East's Tyler Bates registered a double-double, but the Wolverines fell to Belle Plaine in Friday night's boys' basketball game.
Bates finished with 14 points, 13 rebounds and three steals. Teammate Brody Rodning added nine points and Kyle Goetsch contributed six points and 10 rebounds.
The Tigers had five players all finish with a team-high eight points - JP Bergs, Everett Kruschke, Jack Winders, Alec Koepp and Jacob Meger.
Sibley East will play at New Ulm on Thursday.