Area roundup: Sleepy Eye clinches share of conference title


Sleepy Eye 74, GFW 49

SLEEPY EYE — Sleepy Eye defeated Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop 74-49 Monday in a Tomahawk Conference girls basketball game, clinching a share of the Tomahawk Conference Championship.

Kadence Hesse had 27 points, 10 steals and six rebounds for the Indians, while Brea Mertz had 23 points and eight rebounds. Paige Haala added 9 points and seven rebounds for Sleepy Eye.

Jenna Schweiss led the Thunderbirds with 13 points, while Marti Jacobson had 12 points and Taylor Bauer had 10 points.

Sleepy Eye (23-2, 15-1) travels to play Lake Crystal Wellcome Memorial on Tuesday. GFW (11-15, 6-10) travels to Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s on Monday for its first game of the Section 2A Girls Basketball Tournament.

Cathedral 67, Madelia 32

MADELIA — Cathedral cruised by Madelia 67-32 in a nonconference girls basketball game Monday.

Ava Krueger and Jenna Hotovec led the Greyhounds with 17 points apiece, while Maddie Gilles had 14. Margo Finstad added 9 points and Shay Wilfahrt had 8 points for Cathedral.

Cathedral (12-14) hosts Cleveland in the first round of the Section 2A Girls Basketball Tournament on Thursday.


MVL 68, LSH 60

LE SUEUR — Minnesota Valley Lutheran downed Le Sueur-Henderson 68-60 Monday in a nonconference boys basketball game.

Ben Pearson led the Chargers with 33 points and 10 rebounds while Aaron Black had 10 points, 10 rebounds and three blocks. Maverick Johnson had 10 points, seven assists and six rebounds for MVL.

MVL (20-5) hosts Waterville-Elysian-Morristown on Friday, March 1.


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