Missling, Cardinals post victory over Saints

Derek Missling

ST. JAMES — Derek Missling tallied 18 points in the Fairmont Cardinals’ 64-51 Big South Conference boys basketball victory Tuesday night in St. James.

Missling added four rebounds to his scoring performance. Walker Tordsen led the Cardinals in rebounding with seven to complement 15 points and five assists. Lucas Denney chipped in 10 points.

Nate Kallenbach provided the Cardinals with six points and six rebounds, while Brady Allen notched six points and five rebounds. Sam Schwieger finished the contest with three points, four rebounds and three assists.

Brady Stevens recorded 17 points, and Sandin Skow and Parker Jones both had 13 points for the Saints.

Fairmont (4-5) hosts New Ulm at 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

St. James topped Fairmont, 48-37, during B-squad action on Tuesday. Nick Eversman finished with 15 points, while Dustin Schultz added seven points.

Fairmont’s C-squad team defeated St. James, 49-18, on Tuesday. Jack Hested led Fairmont with 12 points. Jacob Roberts contributed 11 points and Ryan Hennager produced six points.

Blue Earth Area 59, St. Peter 52 — Blake Barnett produced 19 points as the Bucs managed a seven-point win over the Saints during Big South Conference play on Tuesday in St. Peter.

Jacob Vaske added 18 points to the Bucs’ winning effort, while Caelan Sanders and Austin Thielfoldt ended the contest with eight points apiece.

Owen Little led the Saints with 21 points and Wyatt Olson contributed 13 points.

Blue Earth Area (3-5) hosts St. James at 7:15 p.m. Friday.

Eagle Grove 55, North Union 52 — The Eagles took a three-point Top of Iowa Conference win over the Warriors on Tuesday night in Eagle Grove, Iowa.

Trent Pedersen provided the Warriors with a team-best 17 points and seven rebounds. Nathan Eaton and Riley Bauer, who had four assists and four steals, each notched 13 points. Eaton tallied six rebounds, while Bauer and Elliott Hagebock each recorded five.

North Union (4-5) hosts Garner-Hayfield/Ventura at 7:45 p.m. Friday in Armstrong.