Mavericks stampede Madelia
MADELIA – The Martin County West girls basketball team held the Madelia Blackhawks to just eight points during the final 18 minutes to coast to a 58-26 Valley Conference victory on Friday night in Madelia.
Kate Thiesse netted a team-leading 18 points to go along with three assists and two steals for the Mavericks in the win.
Morgan Williamson doled out three assists, while Taryn Tumbleson pocketed four steals for MCW.
The Mavericks made 25 of 62 shots from the floor, and sank 7 of 13 free throws on the game.
Danielle Arndt scored 13 points for the Blackhawks.
Martin County West (16-2, 10-2 Valley) plays host to Jackson County Central on Thursday night in Trimont.
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Harris-Lake Park 38, North Union 29 – The Wolves held the Warriors to only five first-half points to fuel an eventual nine-point Corn Belt Conference win on Friday night in Lake Park, Iowa.
Madison Bollig scored eight points to top North Union, Cheyanne Boland netted six points and made three steals, while Dena Looft chipped in six points.
Peyton Oleson pocketed five steals, while Aurora Oliver and Jasmine Clausen each grabbed four rebounds for the Warriors.
North Union hit 9 of 28 shots from 2-point range, only 1 of 15 from behind the bonus arc and just 8 of 22 at the charity stripe.
North Union (10-6, 6-2 CBC) plays host to Corwith-Wesley-Luverne on Tuesday night in Armstrong.
Cleveland 69, Truman 44 – The Clippers only held a 22-20 lead over the Bluejays at halftime, but were able to light up the scoreboard in the second half to post a 69-44 Valley Conference win on Friday night in Cleveland.
Taylor Holicky’s 18 points led the Clippers, while teammates Kyle Krause and Cylie Hankins each tallied 14 points.
Cleo Maloney, who got injured with the Bluejays trailing by five during the second half, recorded a team-high 11 points. Maloney also doled out five assists and made four steals.
Brooke McDonald and Savannah Hodge also reached the double-digit mark by scoring 10 points each.
McDonald also pulled down 13 boards to complete a double-double performance, while Ciera Drevlow snagged seven rebounds.
The Bluejays made 7 of 13 free throws on the game, while the Clippers went 13-for-25 from the line.
Truman (1-18, 1-10 Valley) travels to New Ulm Cathedral for a 7:30 p.m. nonconference game on Monday.
Cleveland (8-10, 4-7 Valley) hosts Martin Luther on Thursday night.
Blue Earth Area 87, Waseca 81 – The Bucs boys basketball team overcame a 10-point halftime deficit to claim an 87-81 South Central Conference victory over the Bluejays on Friday night in Waseca.
Dallas Barslou scorched the nets for 26 points to go along with four assists to lead the Bucs’ comeback.
Luke Monson and Isaac Darrington each recorded double-double efforts of 17 points and 10 rebounds and 11 points and 10 boards, respectively, for the Bucs.
Brandyn Olsen added 15 points and dished out four assists in the win, while Colin Squiers netted nine points.
Steven Plocker distributed four assists for the Bucs, who made 26 of 49 shots from the floor and 29 of 41 from the line.
Shane Streich netted 25 points, while Nick Dufault tallied 23 points for Waseca. Streich also doled out seven assists, while Jake Busse pulled down seven boards.
The Bluejays sank 28 of 61 shots from the floor, while making 15 of 23 from the charity stripe.
Blue Earth Area (7-6, 2-3 SCC) plays host to St. Peter on Thursday night.
Harris-Lake Park 67, North Union 30 – Eli Ihnen erupted for a game-high 34 points to propel the Wolves to a 37-point Corn Belt Conference victory over the Warriors on Friday night in Lake Park, Iowa.
Aric Runge delivered 11 points, six rebounds and three assists to North Union’s effort, Colton McConnell scored six points, while Jacob Braddock and Shane Mills netted five points and five rebounds, respectively.
The Warriors made 8 of 24 shots from 2-point range, 4 of 14 from behind the 3-point arc and 2 of 3 at the free throw line.
North Union (3-15) plays host to Corwith-Wesley-Luverne on Tuesday night in Armstrong.