Totzke, Lunn power Fairmont by St. James hoopsters

TRAPPED — Fairmont’s Lexi Lunn (middle back) grabs the basketball as St. James Area’s Kaydi Anderson (23) attempts to shoot while being guarded by the Cardinals’ Taylor Crissinger (far left) during Big South Conference action Saturday night in St. James. Fairmont’s Maggy Totzke (1) and Bryn Miller (second from right) watch the action. (Photo by Greg Abel)

ST. JAMES — Maggy Totzke and Lexi Lunn combined to sink seven 3-pointers to generate 31 points to guide the Fairmont Cardinals to a 65-38 victory over the St. James Area Saints during Big South Conference basketball action Saturday night.

Totzke went 4-for-4 from behind the arc to pace her game-high 16-point performance to complement three steals, while Lunn netted 15 points — including three 3s, doled out six assists and grabbed four rebounds in the win.

Faith Olson tallied eight points, Taylor Crissinger contributed seven points, Bryn Miller and Cadence Becker each scored six, while Madysen Allen chipped in five points. Miller also grabbed five boards, while Becker dished out four assists.

The Cardinals made 26 of 48 field goals overall, including a season’s-best 10 of 16 from 3-point range for 62 percent. Fairmont also made 3 of 6 free throws.

Fairmont built a 31-16 halftime lead and never trailed for the duration.

Kaydi Anderson scored 12 points for the Saints, while teammate Chloe Mickelson supplied eight points.

Fairmont (7-14) travels to New Ulm on Tuesday night for another conference game. St. James Area (4-15) plays host to Sleepy Eye Public tonight.

Brittney Mosloski netted 10 points to help guide Fairmont to a 50-31 victory over St. James Area during B-squad action Saturday.

Cassidy Schultz contributed six points to the Cardinals’ effort.

Emily Frank tallied 14 points to pace Fairmont’s 40-19 win over St. James Area during Saturday’s C-squad game.

Sami Lenort netted 11 points for the Cardinals, while Carissa Saxton contributed eight points.

Blue Earth Area 61, Maple River 31 — Caitlin Rorman produced another double-double to power the Bucs to a 30-point non-league triumph over the Eagles on Saturday in Blue Earth.

Rorman collected game-highs of 24 points and 14 rebounds to complement four assists, while Hannah Johnson supplied 13 points and eight rebounds for the Bucs.

Te’a Armstrong generated 11 points, grabbed five rebounds and dished out four assists for BEA, while Callie Stevermer garnered eight boards.

The Bucs’ defense limited the Eagles to only eight first-half points en route to a 15-point edge at intermission.

Madi Schirmer netted 12 points to top the Eagles.

Blue Earth Area (11-8) is scheduled to travel to St. Peter tonight.

Valley Showcase

Lake Crystal-Wellcome Memorial 61, Martin County West 53 — Lakesha Carter and Alexis Cloyd combined for 47 points to propel the Knights to an eight-point Showcase win over the Mavericks on Saturday in Nicollet.

LCWM’s narrow decision ended MCW’s winning streak at 13 in a row.

Carter made 11 of 13 free throws to help pace her 25-point effort, while Cloyd connected on five 3s to fuel her 22-point outing.

Alyssa Williamson, who pocketed three steals, hit three 3s to help engineer her game-best 27-point performance for MCW.

Karlee Thiesse neared double-double territory by scoring 10 points to complement nine rebounds for the Mavericks, Samantha Meyer collected six points and five boards, while Cheyenne Owens added six points.

The Mavericks made 13 of 40 shots from 2-point range, 6 of 24 behind the arc and 9 of 18 free throws.

Martin County West (14-5) plays host to Tracy-Milroy-Balaton on Tuesday night in Trimont, while LCWM (19-2) travels to Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s.

Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton 65, Granada-Huntley-East Chain/ Truman/Martin Luther 51 — Emily Olson scored 20 points and Kayli Hinze supplied 18 more to help the Bulldogs collar the Jaguars during Showcase action Saturday in Nicollet.

Lydia Studer erupted for a game-high 29 points to top the Jaguars’ effort, while Rachel Stauter delivered six points, 13 rebounds and four steals.

Michaelah Petrowiak and Lydia Steinhaus each pulled down 10 rebounds for the Jaguars, who only trailed by one — 28-27 — at halftime.

The Jaguars (6-16) host Westbrook-Walnut Grove on Tuesday night in Granada.

Boys Basketball

Pipestone 50, Fairmont 48 (OT) — Josh Tinklenburg poured in a game-high 25 points to help the Arrows outscore the Cardinals in the overtime, 7-5, to net the Big South win Saturday in Pipestone.

Pipestone used a 37-20 rebounding edge and 15-for-25 free throw shooting to rally from a 30-19 halftime deficit to force the extra session.

Jack Hested connected on five 3s to highlight his team-best 18-point performance for the Cardinals, while teammate Wyatt Frank supplied 13 points and seven rebounds.

Dustin Schultz collected eight points and four boards, Nick Eversman doled out six assists and grabbed four rebounds, while Zach Jorgensen made three steals for Fairmont.

The Cardinals made 16 of 44 field goals overall, including 7 of 20 behind the arc, and 9 of 15 free throws.

Fairmont (6-11) hosts New Ulm on Tuesday night.

Pipestone downed Fairmont in B-squad action, 53-20, Saturday.

Jackson Francis netted nine points to top the Cardinals.

The Arrows bested the Cardinals in C-squad play, 60-45, Saturday.

Dustin Olson scored 10 points for Fairmont, while David Maakestad chipped in nine points.

Truman/Martin Luther/ GHEC 93, St. Clair 59 — Adam Heckman, Carter Spear and Paxton Gravlin each produced double-figure scoring totals to power the Jaguars to a 34-point Valley Conference rout over the Cyclones on Saturday in Northrop.

Adam Heckman scored a game-best 18 points, grabbed six rebounds and blocked three shots, Spear supplied 17 points and four steals, while Gravlin netted 14 points.

Cael Jaskulke scored nine points for the Jaguars, Cayden Fischer tallied six points, Isaac Johnson and Matt Heckman each doled out five assists, while Owen Wolter dished out four helpers.

The Jaguars made 29 of 42 shots from 2-point distance, 9 of 15 behind the 3-point arc and 8 of 10 at the free throw line.

The Jaguars (12-7) are scheduled to travel to Mankato Loyola tonight for a 7 p.m. Showcase game.

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