Blue Earth Area defeats New Ulm boys, Hulke leads Nicollet by St. Mary’s

Boys’ basketball

BEA 61, New Ulm 57

BLUE EARTH — Blue Earth Area edged New Ulm 61-57 on Thursday in a Big South Conference boys’ basketball game.

Reece Melby led the Eagles with 20 points and nine rebounds while Caden Hames added 7 points and 11 rebounds.

New Ulm (0-2) will face Worthington at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday at Southwest Minnesota State University in the Big South Conference Cross-over Tournament.

Nicollet 79, St. Mary’s 60

NICOLLET — Nicollet crushed Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s on Thursday in a nonconference boys’ basketball game.

Riley Hulke led the Raiders with 30 points and eight assists. Anthony Macias had 18 points and 12 rebounds and Eric Fischer added 11 points.

Nicollet (2-1) will play at BOLD on Saturday. St. Mary’s (0-4) will travel to Wabasso (1-3) on Tuesday.

Girls’ basketball

St. Mary’s 55,

Nicollet/Loyola 45

NICOLLET — Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s defeated Nicollet on Thursday in a nonconference girls’ basketball game.

Cassie Heinrichs led all scorers with 21 points and Sydney Windschitl added 16 points for the Knights.

Grace Dehen scored 13 points for the Raiders.

St. Mary’s will host Cedar Mountain on Friday. Nicollet/Loyola (0-3) will play BOLD on Saturday at 11 a.m. on at Southwest State University.

Prep gymnastics

Worthington 140.1,

New Ulm 133.125

WORTHINGTON — Worthington edged New Ulm on Friday in a Big South Conference gymnastics meet.

Kayla Goblirsch was first in the vault with a score of 9.275. Autumn Gatzlaff was fourth scoring a 9.05 in the vault.

Goblirsch was first in the bars with an 8.45. She was third on the beam with a 9.05 and second in the all-around with a score of 35.35.

New Ulm will participate in the Mankato East Invitational at 1 p.m. on Saturday.

Marshall 5, New Ulm 2

MARSHALL — Marshall defeated New Ulm on Thursday in a Big South Conference boys’ hockey game.

Blake Tauer and AJ Arneson scored New Ulm’s goals. Ethan O’Connor, Ryan Esser and Landon Strong had assists for the Eagles.

New Ulm had 27 shots on goal. Jack Raymond had 24 saves for the Eagles.

New Ulm (2-3-1) will host Redwood Valley on Tuesday.