Nicollet 40, Madelia 36
NICOLLET - Nicollet came away with a win against Madelia Thursday in the first round of the Section 2A, South Subsection boys basketball playoffs Thursday.
The back-and-forth game was even all the way through and the biggest lead by either team was six points. Madelia led 19-18 at halftime.
Nicollet's Dalton Rosin was the leading scorer with 13 points.
Jack Bergeman led Madelia with 10 points.
Nicollet (4-15), the No. 8 seed, moves on to face the No. 1 seed Mountain Lake Area at 7 p.m. Monday in Mountain Lake. Madelia ends its season at 2-22.
Cathedral 65, Cleveland 63
CLEVELAND - New Ulm Cathedral defeated Cleveland in Section 2A, North Subsection boys basketball playoff action Thursday.
Jeff Osborne led Cathedral with 34 points and Ben Kittler added 12 points.
Cleveland's Tommy Kraft had 22 points and Jordan Phillips added 15 points.
Cathedral, the No. 9 seed, will play at 7 p.m. Monday at No. 1 seed Sleepy Eye St. Mary's.
St. Mary's 77, BLHS 63
HECTOR - Sleepy Eye St. Mary's defeated Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart in a Tomahawk Conference boys basketball match-up Thursday.
Kansas Adams led St. Mary's with 21 points. John Brandl scored 16 points and Sean Mathiowetz added 12 points.
For BLHS, Kyle Kubesh led with 22 points and Mason Clark added 13 points. Kubesh also had 21 rebounds.
St. Mary's will host New Ulm Cathedral in Section 2A playoff action at 7 p.m. Monday.
BLHS will travel to Lester Prairie/Holy Trinity at 7 p.m. Monday in Section 2A playoff action.
Sibley East 75,
New Ulm 54
GAYLORD - Sibley East defeated New Ulm in nonconference boys basketball action Thursday.
Tyler Bates led Sibley East with 19 points and 11 rebounds. Brody Rodning scored 17 points and had six assists and Sam Harrison had 15 points. Max Grabow had 10 points and five blocks.
Chris Mulder led New Ulm with 11 points and Jackson Yackley and Tyler Dittrich each had 10 points.
New Ulm hosts Marshall tonight.
GFW 57, LSH 52
WINTHROP - Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop defeated LeSueur-Henderson in nonconference boys basketball Thursday.
Seth Schuette led GFW with 19 points and Brett Rickheim finished with 16 points.
Brady Rose had 13 points and Ty O'Brien had 10 for LSH.
GFW opens Section 3AA playoff action Saturday as the No. 7 seed. The Thunderbirds are at No. 2 seed Lake Crystal-Wellcome Memorial at 7 p.m.