Area roundup: Martinez scores 1,000th point in Sleepy Eye win


Sleepy Eye 72, Madelia 59

SLEEPY EYE — Sleepy Eye defeated Madelia 72-59 Thursday in a nonconference boys basketball game.

Marcus Martinez hit 1,000 career points in the game, scoring 31 points with six rebounds, while Landon Wendinger had 21 points, 13 rebounds and five blocks. Brayden Heiderscheidt added 12 points, five assists, three rebounds and three steals.

Tony Zaleski led the Blackhawks with 24 points, while Kaydon Firchau had 12 points. Tate Becker added 10 points for Madelia.

Sleepy Eye (17-8) hosts Mankato Loyola on Friday. Madelia (9-16) travels to Immanuel Lutheran on Monday.


MVL 72, Immanuel Lutheran 26

MANKATO — Minnesota Valley Lutheran cruised by Immanuel Lutheran 72-26 Thursday in a nonconference girls basketball game.

Olivia Hammer led the Chargers with 21 points, five assists, four steals and two blocks, while Avery Freier had 15 points, three assists and two steals. Avery Hopp added 13 points and five rebounds for MVL.

MVL’s full-court press held Immanuel Lutheran to just two first-half field goals, while the offense was helped by 16 assists and 13 offensive rebounds.

MVL (4-22) awaits playoff seeding for its next game.

Cedar Mountain 80, Nicollet 46

NICOLLET — No. 9-seeded Cedar Mountain defeated No. 8-seeded Nicollet 80-46 Thursday in a Section 2A, North Subsection Girls Basketball Tournament game.

Aubrey Steffl led the Cougars with 31 points, 12 assists, eight steals and seven rebounds, while Kendra Erickson had 15 points and 10 rebounds. Brynn Hoffbeck added 13 points, 12 rebounds and four steals.

Jazmyn Goettlicher led the Raiders with 17 points and nine rebounds, while Leah Bode had 17 points and 10 rebounds. Cheyenne Klockziem added 10 points and 14 rebounds for Nicollet.

Cedar Mountain (10-16) plays at top-seeded Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart on Monday. Nicollet finishes its season with a 7-17 record.


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