Area roundup: Springfield boys clinch share of Tomahawk crown


Springfield 93, Wabasso 66

WABASSO — Springfield cinched a share of the Tomahawk Conference on Friday night with a 93-66 win over Wabasso in a conference boys basketball game.

The Tigers, who are now this season’s conference champions with Minnesota Valley Lutheran, were led by Ben Potter’s 21 points, seven rebounds and three assists, while Brayden Sturm added 17 points, seven assists and four rebounds. Noah Vogel added 16 points and four rebounds for Springfield also, while Isaac Fredin-Jensen chipped in 11 points and five rebounds and Dylan Simonson added 9 points and five rebounds.

Brayden Guetter led the Rabbits in defeat with 14 points, while Noah Anderson and Tristan Larson added 13 points each. Calvin Hanna added 10 points.

Springfield (17-6, 13-3) is at Windom Area for a nonconference game Tuesday night.

Wabasso (5-19, 1-15) will host Renville County West (5-15) for its home finale on Friday before concluding its regular season on the road against Tracy-Milroy-Balaton on Feb. 26.

St. Mary’s 63, GFW 57

SLEEPY EYE — Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s held off Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop 63-57 on Friday night in a Tomahawk Conference boys basketball game.

Will Walter hit five 3s and finished with 18 points, eight rebounds, four assists and two blocks to lead the Knights, while Brandon Schmitz had four 3s and 13 points while adding four assists. Jon Petermann added 11 points, five rebounds and four assists for St. Mary’s, while Mark Anderson had 10 points, eight rebounds and four blocks.

GFW was led by Alex Johnson’s 21 points.

St. Mary’s (18-7, 11-5) hosts Central Minnesota Christian next Friday, while GFW (15-10, 8-7) is at New Ulm Cathedral for conference action Tuesday.

Sleepy Eye 70, BLHS 64

HECTOR — Sleepy Eye held off Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart 70-64 on Friday night in a Tomahawk Conference boys basketball game.

Landon Wendinger led the way for Sleepy Eye with 20 points, 11 rebounds, three blocks and three assists, while Brayden Heiderscheidt ad 26 points, three assists and three steals. Eric Lozano added 9 points, four rebounds and four assists for Sleepy Eye.

No stats were reported for BLHS.

Sleepy Eye (15-8, 10-6) hosts Renville County West on Monday in nonconference action.


Loyola 67, MVL 58

MANKATO — Minnesota Valley Lutheran battled back from a 20-point deficit on Friday but fell to Mankato Loyola 67-58 in the end in a nonconference girls basketball game.

The Chargers trailed by 12 at the half and by 20 in the second half but chipped their way back to within 9, led by Olivia Hammer’s hot 3-point shooting. Hammer ended up hitting seven 3s and leading the team with 31 points, four assists, four rebounds and two steals.

Avery Freier also added 10 points and five assists and was solid on defense with three steals. Mackenzie Merseth added 9 points and six rebounds for MVL.

MVL (3-21) hosts Redwood Valley in its final home game of the regular season Monday night.

Cedar Mountain 76, Madelia 45

MORGAN — Cedar Mountain took down Madelia 76-45 on Friday night in a nonconference girls basketball game.

Aubrey Steffl led the way for the Cougars with 26 points, 10 steals and six rebounds, while Brynn Hoffbeck added 15 points, six steals and five rebounds. Also for Cedar Mountain, Kendra Erickson had 12 points and six rebounds, whille Hailey Hollar had 7 points, five rebounds and four steals.

No stats were reported for Madelia.

Madelia (3-21) hosts New Ulm Cathedral on Monday night, while Cedar Mountain (10-16) awaits Section 2A playoff seedings.

Springfield 70, TMB 32

SPRINGFIELD — Springfield cruised by Tracy-Milroy-Balaton 70-32 Friday in a nonconference girls basketball game.

Emma Hauger led the Tigers with 26 points, while Brooklyn Sturm had 14 points, 14 rebounds and five assists. Marissa Pabst had 11 points, seven rebounds and four assists for Springfield, while Jada Reese added 10 points.

Springfield (14-10) hosts Windom Area on Tuesday.

Sleepy Eye 70, GHEC/ML/T 53

SLEEPY EYE — Sleepy Eye downed Granada-Huntly-East Chain/Martin Luther/Truaman 70-53 Friday in a nonconference girls basketball game.

Kadence Hesse led the Indians with 31 points, 10 rebounds, five assists and five steals, while Brea Mertz had 28 points, eight rebounds and four steals.

Sleepy Eye (22-2) travels to Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop on Monday.

MLA/C 69, Nicollet 58

COMFREY — Mountain Lake Area/Comfrey defeated Nicollet 69-58 on Friday in a nonconference girls basketball game.

Julia Brinkman led MLA/C with 23 points.

Savanna Klockziem led the Raiders in defeat with 15 points and 12 rebounds, while Leah Bode had 15 points and 11 rebounds and Cheyenne Klockziem added 13 points and six rebounds.

Nicollet (7-17) awaits Section 2A playoff seedings next.


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