PREP BASKETBALL: Springfield boys hold off Wabasso
Springfield 68, Wabasso 65
SPRINGFIELD – Springfield nipped Wabasso in a Tomahawk Conference boy’s basketball game on Tuesday night.
Tyler Vogel scored 22 points to lead the Tigers. Carter Erickson added 13 points while Cooper Scheffler added 12 points.
Neil Eichten led all scorers with 38 points. Matt Zeug and Tanner Bock each scored 11 points.
Springfield (9-10, 8-5) will play at Fulda on Thursday night. Wabasso will play at Cedar Mountain/Comfrey on Friday night.
GFW 82, Sleepy Eye 62
FAIRFAX – The Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop boy’s basketball team notched its 13th Tomahawk Conference win Tuesday night by defeating Sleepy Eye.
The Thunderbirds were led by Jack Bussler with 21 points. Seth Schuette added 18 points and nine rebounds, while Lee Sullivan added 11 points.
Brandon Polesky led the Indians with 28 points, while Juan Montemayor added 20.
GFW improves to 14-7 (13-2) and will travel to St. Mary’s on Friday. Sleepy Eye drops to 7-16 (3-11) and will host BLHS on Friday.
Redwood Valley 74, Luverne 65
REDWOOD FALLS – Redwood Valley defeated Luverne in a Southwest Conference boy’s basketball game on Tuesday night.
Sam Pendleton led the Cardinals with 29 points. Cade Johnson scored 14 and Adam Hengel added 10 points.
Redwood Valley (18-4, 9-2) will host Fairmont on Thursday night.
Murray County Central 86,
LAMBERTON – Murray County Central jumped out to early 20-0 lead en route to a decisive win against Red Rock Central in a Red Rock Conference boy’s basketball game on Tuesday night.
Thomas Blomgren led RRC with 15 points and five rebounds. Trevor Pederson scored 14 points and had four rebounds.
RRC (1-19, 1-13) will play at Ellsworth on Friday night.
BOLD 78, BLHS 71 (OT)
OLIVIA – The Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart boys basketball team lost a heartbreaker in overtime to BOLD on Tuesday night.
BOLD’s Nick Kubesh proved to be too much by scoring 41 points in the win.
BLHS was led by Kyle Kubesh with 19 points and 13 rebounds. Josh Swanson, Sam Nelson, and Tate Lange all added 14 points.
BLHS drops to 8-13 and will play at Sleepy Eye on Friday.
New Ulm 51, LCWM 32
NEW ULM – The New Ulm girl’s basketball team outscored Lake Crystal-Wellcome Memorial 28-16 in the second half en route to a 51-32 victory Tuesday night.
Kelsey Anderson led the Eagles with 12 points, while Nikki Dittrich added nine points.
New Ulm improves to 4-16 and returns to the court on Friday night when it hosts Fairmont.
Springfield 60, Wabasso 59
WABASSO – The Springfield girl’s basketball team handed Wabasso its first loss of the year on Tuesday night in a 60-59 contest.
Joeli Arnoldi led the way for the Tigers with 20 points and eight assists. Therese Roiger and Bridget Fenger combined for 15 points and 14 rebounds in the victory.
Chelsey Guetter led the Rabbits with 23 points and 16 rebounds. Karlee Eichten had nine points and eight rebounds in the loss.
Springfield improves to 10-9 (9-5) and will host Cathedral on Thursday. Wabasso drops to 19-1 (13-1) and will host Cedar Mountain/Comfrey on Friday.
Sleepy Eye 67, GFW 55
SLEEPY EYE – Sleepy Eye downed Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop in a Tomahawk Conference girl’s basketball game on Tuesday night.
Madison Heiderscheidt led Sleepy Eye with 15 points and four steals. Claire Krumbach scored 15 points, grabbed 14 rebounds and five blocked shots. Justine Gonzalez scored 14 points and had four steals. Josie Schieffert scored nine points with 16 rebounds and five blocks.
Halley Busse led GFW with 28 points.
Sleepy Eye (13-9, 8-7) will play Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart in Hector on Friday night. GFW (6-15, 3-11) will host Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s on Thursday night.
BLHS 45, Madelia 37
HECTOR – The Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart girls basketball team picked up a nonconference win over Madelia on Tuesday night.
Michelle Melsha led the Mustangs with 16 points and 13 rebounds. Hannah VanderVoort added seven points and nine rebounds in the win.
BLHS improves to 5-14 and will play at Nicollet on Thursday.
MVL 45, CM/C 43
NEW ULM – Anna Munsen made a basket to give Minnesota Valley Lutheran the lead near the end the game and Johanna Kettner made a free throw to ice the game as Minnesota Valley Lutheran defeated Cedar Mountain/Comfrey in a Tomahawk Conference girls basketball game Tuesday night.
Munsen led the Chargers with 16 points.
Andrea Ochs scored 13 points for CM/C. Paige Richert added 10 points and she had eight rebounds. Brianna Lund scored eight points and she had nine assists.
CM/C (11-8, 7-8) will travel to Wabasso on Friday night. MVL will play at New Ulm Cathedral on Friday night.