PREP BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Helget leads St. Mary’s girls past GFW; Madelia boys top A-C
St. Mary’s girls 62, GFW 41
SLEEPY EYE – Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s improved to 11-5 in Tomahawk Conference play as it beat Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop in a girls basketball game on Thursday night.
The Knights were led by Maddy Helget, who scored 21 points to go along with six rebounds and four steals. Teammate Jessica Schmitz scored 18 points and grabbed a team-high 10 rebounds during the game.
GFW was led by Halley Busse’s 16 points on the night. Eve Bleick added 13 points for the Thunderbirds.
St. Mary’s (15-7, 11-5) will travel to St. Clair tonight. GFW (6-17, 2-14) will play host to Redwood Valley on Monday.
Mankato West girls 61, New Ulm 43
MANKATO – Mankato West downed New Ulm Thursday night in a non-conference girls basketball game.
Cara Christiansen led the Scarlets with 28 points and Sarah Buryska scored 11 points.
Hunter Ahlness led the Eagles with 15 points and Kelsey Anderson added 10 points.
New Ulm (0-19) hosts Worthington Saturday in its regular season finale.
Madelia boys 79, A-C 52
MADELIA – Madelia defeated Alden-Conger Thursday night in a Valley Conference boys basketball game.
Wes Olson and Mike Sorenson each scored 14 points for the Blackhawks, while Jack Bergeman and Jordan Henry each scored 10 points.
Madelia’s defense forced 32 Alden-Conger turnovers and Madelia had a total of 24 team steals.
Madelia (3-18, 2-9) travels to Truman to play Nicollet (2-13, 1-9) Saturday night.
LPHT boys 76, BLHS 38
LESTER PRAIRIE – Lester Prairie/Holy Trinity defeated Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart Thursday night in a non-conference boys basketball game.
Mason Clark led the Mustangs with 13 points.
Nick Machemehl led Lester Prairie with 22 points, while teammate Spencer Radtke added 12 points.
BLHS (11-9, 7-7) hosts Sleepy Eye (8-13, 5-9) Friday night in a Tomahawk Conference game.