Pfingsten’s 33 engineers FHS’ win over Saints
ST. PETER – Fairmont senior guard Mitch Pfingsten poured in a game-high 33 points and pulled down four rebounds to help the Cardinals down the St. Peter Saints 68-57 during South Central Conference boys basketball action on Thursday night in St. Peter.
The Cardinals, who hadn’t won a conference game in St. Peter since 2008, made 23 of 53 shots from 2-point distance for 43 percent, in addition to making 4 of 17 from 3-point range.
Josh Eversman nearly recorded a double-double performance with 10 points and nine rebounds, while doling out three assists to add to the Cardinal offense.
Nick Roggow tallied seven points and four boards, while distributing two assists for Fairmont.
The Cardinals, who made 18 of 27 from the free throw line, led the Saints 35-28 at halftime.
Luke Becker and Jay Ruen each scored five points for Fairmont in the win, with Becker adding seven rebounds to Ruen’s four boards.
Tommy Steidler topped the Saints with 24 points, while Nick Rosburg contributed 14 points in the game.
St. Peter shot 45 percent from inside the bonus line, making 20 of 44 attempts in the game.
Fairmont (16-3, 7-2 SCC) travels to Luverne for a 7:30 p.m. nonconference game on Saturday.
St. Peter (7-9, 2-4 SCC) travels to play Hayfield in a 4:30 p.m. game on Saturday at the Target Center in Minneapolis.
The Fairmont Cardinals outlasted the St. Peter Saints 45-40 during B-squad action on Thursday night in St. Peter.
Kale Fritz scored a team-leading 15 points, while Walker Tordsen netted a near double-double with 13 points and nine boards.
Tyler Tennyson also added eight points for Fairmont.
Carter Lloyd scored 14 points to top Fairmont’s 57-49 win over St. Peter during C-squad action Thursday.
Tyler Johnson netted 13 points for the Cardinals, while Christian Engeman doled out four assists.
Martin County West 57, Nicollet 41 – The Mavericks cruised by the Raiders 57-41 during Valley Conference action on Thursday in Trimont.
Jake Faber recorded a double-double night of 16 points, 10 boards and added three blocks to the Mavericks winning effort.
Cordell Weber poured in 14 points to go along with five steals, while Richard Eckmann netted four points.
The Mavericks made 20 of 49 attempts inside the 3-point line and went nearly perfect from the charity stripe, making 9 of 11.
Matt Christenson scored a game-high 19 points to top the Raiders’ effort.
Nicollet made 7 of 11 free throws in the game.
Martin County West (9-6, 6-2 Valley) plays host to Alden-Conger in a conference game at 7:30 p.m. tonight in Trimont.
Nicollet (7-8, 3-6 Valley) travels to play LeSueur-Henderson in a 1 p.m. game on Saturday in LeSeuer.
Sleepy Eye Public 67, Truman/Martin Luther 65 – The Indians fended off the BluejayKnights for a two-point, 67-65, nonconference victory on Thursday in Truman.
Brandon Polesky scored a game-high 33 points, 24 in the second half, and pulled down seven rebounds to pace the Indians’ effort.
Polesky also went a perfect 9-for-9 from the free throw line in the game.
Juan Montemayer generated 20 points and four steals for the Indians’ balanced attack.
Sleepy Eye Public made 22 of 54 shots from the floor and 13 of 19 from the free throw line.
Alex Weihe topped TML with a double-double of a career-high 29 points and 11 boards to go along with two blocks.
Sam Geistfeld recorded another double-double with 18 points and 16 rebounds, while doling out four assists.
Colton Greiner netted 11 points for the BluejayKnights in the game.
The BluejayKnights made 24 of 47 shots from the field, while going 11-for-24 from the charity stripe.
Truman/Martin Luther (7-11, 4-5 Valley) plays host to Granada-Huntley-East Chain in a conference game at 7:30 p.m. tonight in Truman.
Sleepy Eye Public (5-13) plays host to Minnesota Valley Lutheran tonight in Sleepy Eye.