The Free Press, Mankato, MN

February 28, 2013

Boys basketball roundup

The Free Press

ST PETER — Tommy Steidler scored 25 points and grabbed nine rebounds to lead St. Peter to a 71-68 overtime win over Fairmont in South Central Conference boys basketball Thursday.

The game featured the fifth-ranked (St. Peter) and fourth-ranked (Fairmont) teams in   Class AA.

The Cardinals and Saints ended up tying for the SCC championship with 9-1 records.

Peter Kruize scored 21 points for St. Peter (22-3). Braxton Raymond finished with 17 points, including five 3-pointers.

Mitch Pfingsten led Fairmont with 35 points.

Waseca 46, WEM 41: In a game that head coach Todd Dufault described as a “defensive battle,” the Bluejays closed out regular season play with a nonconference home victory Thursday.

Waseca’s Shane Streich led the way with 14 points while Nick Dufault scored 11. Jake Busse tallied nine points and six rebounds, and Thomas O’Neil led the team with seven rebounds for Waseca (13-13).

Tucker Kinniry led the Bucs (19-7) with 19 points.

Nicollet 40, Madelia 36: Dalton Rosin scored 13 points and Jay Hendrycks pulled down 10 rebounds as the Raiders won the Section 2A, South Subsection playoff game in Nicollet.

The Raiders (4-17) had to rally from a one-point deficit at halftime to pull out the victory. Jack Bergeman led Madelia with 10 points.

Cathedral 65, Cleveland 63: Jeff Osborn’s steal and layup in the final 40 seconds gave New Ulm Cathedral the victory in the Section 2A, North Subsection playoff game at Cleveland.

Osborne finished with 34 points. Ben Kittler scored 12.

Cleveland (10-15) was led by Tommy Kraft’s 22 points. He also had five rebounds.

Jordan Phillips had 14 points and eight rebounds. Josh Plonsky also had eight rebounds.

Sibley East 75, NU 54: The Wolverines had four players reach double figures in scoring in the nonconference win over New Ulm at Arlington. Tyler Bates led Sibley East with 19 points.

Brody Rodning scored 17, Sam Harrison had 15 and Max Grabow had 10. Grabow had 12 rebounds while Bates had 11.

Chris Mulder was the leading scorer for New Ulm with 11 points. Tyler Dittrich scored 10.

TCU 43, Belle Plaine 41: Andrew Feddema scored 14 points Thursday, leading Tri-City United to the Minnesota River Conference win against Belle Plaine at Montgomery.

Jordan Trnka led the Titans with 10 rebounds. Gavin Dauwalter and Luke Narveson scored nine points apiece to lead Belle Plaine.

Luverne 83, BEA 71: Brandyn Olsen led Blue Earth Area with 27 points but it wasn’t enough as Luverne won the nonconference game at Blue Earth.

Isaac Darrington scored 12 and Dallas Barslou added 10 for the Bucs. Darrington had nine rebounds and Olsen had six assists.