Prep roundup: Joey Batt scores 2,000th career point, MVL girls defeat Cleveland, Hulke leads Nicollet boys

Girls’ basketball

New Ulm 56, Fairmont 32

FAIRMONT — New Ulm’s Joey Batt made program history when she scored her 2,000th career point on Friday as New Ulm defeated Fairmont in a Big South Conference girls’ basketball game.

Batt entered the game needing 31 points and she finished with 32 points. She now has 2,001 points in her career. She hit six 3-pointers in the game and she also had four steals.

Hannah Osborne had 9 points and Bryn Nesvold scored 6 points off the bench. Olivia Wick finished with five rebounds and three blocks.

With the win, New Ulm improved to 11-2 on the season. The Eagles play Simley at the Kasson-Mantorville Invite on Saturday.

MVL 79, Cleveland 62

CLEVELAND — Minnesota Valley Lutheran defeated Cleveland on Thursday in a nonconference girls’ basketball game.

Emma Nelson and Lauren Paulsen each scored 16 points for MVL. Paulsen also had 10 rebounds and three steals. Abby Nelson had 14 points with 14 rebounds and Maddy Pearson added 13 points with nine assists.

MVL (8-4) will travel to face Springfield on Friday.

Boys’ basketball

Nicollet 61, LCWM 59

NICOLLET — Nicollet edged Lake Crystal-Wellcome Memorial on Thursday in a Valley Conference boys’ basketball game.

Riley Hulke led Nicollet with 26 points, nine assists and six rebounds. Josh Cadderdon added 9 points, Eric Fischer had 8 points and Anthony Macias added 6 points with eight rebounds.

Nicollet (7-3) will play at Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton on Tuesday.

A-C 54, Madelia 34

ALDEN — Alden-Conger broke open the game with a 13-0 second-half run as the Knights downed Madelia on Thursday in a Valley Conference boys’ basketball game.

Kurt Lugo led Madelia with 11 points.

Madelia (3-8) will play against Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday at Bethany Lutheran College in Mankato.

Girls’ hockey

New Ulm 2, Marshall 2,

MARSHALL — New Ulm and Marshall skated to a 2-2 Big South Conference girls’ hockey tie on Thursday.

Emma Brudelie and Jayda Helget each scored a goal for the Eagles.

New Ulm (11-6-1) is at Worthington on Tuesday.