MCW hoopsters trip St. Mary’s in OT; TCU downs FHS

Marissa Whitehead

SLEEPY EYE — Martin County West guard Marissa Whitehead made the game-winning shot with 9 seconds remaining in overtime to propel the Mavericks to a 59-57 non-league basketball decision over the Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s Knights on Tuesday night.

The Knights, who were playing in their third game of the season, built an 8-0 lead off of the tipoff before the Mavericks stampeded to a 29-27 halftime advantage.

The two teams were tied at 53-all at the end of regulation before the Mavericks outscored the Knights in the extra session, 6-4, to capture their season opener.

Alyssa Williamson poured in a game-high 20 points and distributed five assists to pace MCW, while Sami Meyer contributed 17 points and eight rebounds to the winning performance.

Karlee Thiesse neared double-double territory by netting nine points to complement a game-best 16 rebounds for the Mavericks. Thiesse also doled out four assists, teammate Madison Klima chipped in nine points, while Whitehead finished with four points.

Madison Mathiowetz produced 19 points to top the Knights, while Cassie Heinrichs tallied 18 points.

Martin County West (1-0) travels to New Ulm High School on Thursday night. Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s (2-1) plays host to crosstown rival New Ulm Cathedral on Thursday night.

MCW 29-24-6–59

SESM 27-26-4–57

Tri-City United 62, Fairmont 38 — Senior center Maggie Trnka netted 12 points to top a balanced Titans’ scoring effort in posting a 24-point nonconference win over the Cardinals on Tuesday night.

TCU built a 29-14 halftime lead and never trailed for the duration.

Senior guard Lexi Lunn shared game-high scoring honors with Trnka by generating 12 points to top Fairmont. Lunn also doled out three assists.

Senior post player Taylor Crissinger neared double-double territory by collecting 11 points and eight rebounds to complement three steals for the Cardinals.

Madysen Allen supplied five points, Rayah Quiring produced four rebounds and three assists, while Cadence Becker pulled down five rebounds for Fairmont.

The Cardinals made 15 of 31 field goals overall for 48 percent, including 3 of 7 from behind the 3-point arc.

Fairmont (0-1) plays host to Big South Conference opponent Blue Earth Area at 7:30 p.m. Friday night.

Fairmont 14-24–38

Tri-City United 29-33–62

Cadence Becker scored 13 points to help guide Fairmont to a 46-31 victory over TCU during season-opening B-squad action Tuesday night in Montgomery.

Brittney Mosloski contributed 10 points to the Cardinals’ triumph, while teammate Faith Olson delivered nine points.

Cassidy Schultz produced 17 points and six rebounds to help engineer Fairmont’s 46-32 triumph over TCU during C-squad play Tuesday night in Montgomery.

Carissa Saxton collected nine points and seven boards for the Cardinals, Claire Nemmers chipped in seven points, while Sami Lenort added four points.