FHS routs JCC; Huskies trip No. 2 Cards

JACKSON – Center Kayla Lardy produced a double-double performance to top a balanced attack as the Fairmont Cardinals flattened the Jackson County Central Huskies, 74-33, during nonconference basketball action Saturday night in Jackson.

The 6-foot-1 Lardy collected game-high totals of 18 points and 11 rebounds to complement three assists on the night.

Alex Christianson delivered 14 points – all in the second half – to go with six rebounds and three steals, while teammate Courtney Mosloski supplied 12 points, eight rebounds and three steals to the Cardinals’ winning ways.

Kristen Campe hit three 3s to generate nine points to complement a game-best five assists for Fairmont, while Sierra Schultz supplied seven points.

Emily Kim and Pauli Anderson added four points each, while Sierra Schrader chipped in four assists and three steals for the Cardinals.

Fairmont scorched the nets on 25 of 40 from 2-point range for 63 percent, 4 of 5 from behind the 3-point arc for 80 percent, and 12 of 20 at the free throw line for 60 percent.

Fairmont (13-2, 5-0 South Central) plays host to Class 3A, No. 5-ranked Marshall (11-0) at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday night at Cardinal Gym.

Jackson County Central (3-8) plays host to Estherville-Lincoln Central at 6 p.m. tonight in Jackson.

FHS 36-38-74

JCC 19-14-33

Fairmont downed Jackson County Central, 29-20, during B-squad action on Saturday in Jackson.

Marisa Nelson produced 12 points and four rebounds to top the Cardinals, while Alexis Bass garnered six points and seven rebounds.

The Cardinals made a complete sweep of the Huskies as the visiting C-squad rolled to a 42-15 victory on Saturday in Jackson.

Brooke Hunwardsen supplied 10 points and four steals to Fairmont’s winning ways, while Alli Lardy chipped in eight points.

Brenna Cutler grabbed four rebounds for the Cardinals, while Taylor Crissinger pocketed four steals.

Boys Basketball

Jackson County Central 73, Fairmont 68 – Jon Harmening and Zach Schwarting each delivered 23 points to steer the Huskies to a five-point nonconference victory over the Class 2A, No. 2-ranked Cardinals on Saturday night in Jackson.

The Huskies, who led 35-28 at halftime, halted the Cardinals’ winning streak at nine in a row.

Point guard Mitch Pfingsten poured in a game-leading 38 points to match his career-high for Fairmont. Pfingsten connected on six 3-pointers and sank 14 of 16 free throws to pace the red-and-white’s 19-for-28 performance at the line.

Pfingsten also pocketed three steals, while teammate Josh Eversman produced 17 points, five rebounds and three assists.

Jay Ruen supplied nine points and three boards, while Nick Roggow tallied four points and seven rebounds for the Cardinals.

Fairmont made 20 of 60 shots from 2-point range for 33 percent, and also connected on 9 of 34 attempts from 3-point distance for 26 percent.

Brady Place chipped in 11 points for the Huskies, who made 15 of 26 free throws on the game.

Fairmont (13-2, 5-1 South Central) travels to Waseca on Thursday night for a key conference game.

Jackson County Central (7-6) plays host to Estherville-Lincoln Central at 7:30 p.m. tonight in Jackson.

FHS 28-40-68

JCC 35-38-73

Jackson County Central edged Fairmont during B-squad action, 53-49, Saturday in Jackson.

Tyler Tennyson scored 16 points to pace the Cardinals, while Josh Liljenquist chipped in 10 points.

Noah Quiring netted seven points and seven rebounds, while Walker Tordsen added six points and six boards for Fairmont (10-1).

Fairmont defeated St. James, 55-44, during junior varsity action Friday night.

Kale Fritz scored 10 points to top the Cardinals (4-1), Nate Johnson tallied nine points, Cole Emler netted eight points and Walker Tordsen scored seven.

Waseca 58, Martin County West 40 – The Bluejays’ defense held the Mavericks to just 40 points as Waseca claimed a 58-40 nonconference victory on Saturday in Sherburn.

Nick Dufault netted a team-high 18 points to pace the Bluejay offense that made 20 of 52 shots from the floor.

Devin Williamson generated nine points for Waseca, who made 11 of 19 free throw attempts and 7 of 21 from behind the arc.

Cordell Weber topped the Mavericks with 10 pionts, while Richard Eckmann tallied nine points to go along with six rebounds.

Jake Faber cleaned the glass for the Mavericks, pulling down 13 boards in addition to his eight points and three assists.

The Mavericks swished 7 of 19 shots from for 2-points, while making 6 of 24 from behind the 3-point line. The black-and-blue squad also made 8 of 13 from the charity stripe in the game.

Martin County West (6-3, 4-0 Valley) travels to play Mankato Loyola in a 7:30 p.m. Valley Conference game on Tuesday in Mankato.

Waseca (12-2, 4-1 South Central) travels for a 7:30 p.m. nonconference game on Tuesday in Albert Lea.

WAS 30-28-58

MCW 19-21-40