Fairmont girls hoopsters net 1st victory

Taylor Crissinger

WINDOM — Fairmont senior post player Taylor Crissinger scored 11 of her game-best 17 points during the second half to power the Cardinals to a 63-55 Big South Conference basketball victory over the Windom Area Eagles on Tuesday night in Windom.

Fairmont, which built a 31-25 halftime lead, outscored Windom Area by a 9-1 margin during the final minute and a half of regulation to close out its first victory of the season.

Crissinger also pulled down a team-leading eight rebounds and pocketed four steals, while senior guard Lexi Lunn poured in 16 points to complement distributing a game-high six assists and garnering three steals.

Freshman Rayah Quiring contributed nine points and three steals to the Cardinals’ winning ways, while freshman Maggy Totzke produced all nine of her points during the second half.

The Cardinals connected on 24 of 57 field goals overall, including 5 of 11 behind the 3-point arc, and sank 10 of 18 free throws on the night.

Delaney Smith scored 14 points to top Windom Area, while teammate Autumn Hauge generated 13 points.

Fairmont (1-2) travels to Waseca on Thursday night for another conference game.

Fairmont 31-32–63

Windom 25-30–55

Natalie Tonne netted eight points to pace a balanced scoring attack as Fairmont coasted to a 41-18 victory over Windom Area during B-squad action Tuesday night in Windom.

Emma Gudahl generated seven points for the Cardinals (3-0), while teammates Brittney Mosloski and Kaitlyn Scott each tallied six points in the win.

Granada-Huntley-East Chain/Truman/Martin Luther 59, Cedar Mountain/Comfrey 41 — Michaelah Petrowiak and Lydia Studer each neared double-double territory to help power the Jaguars to an 18-point non-league victory over the Cougars on Tuesday night in Morgan.

Petrowiak scored a game-best 15 points and pulled down nine rebounds, while Studer netted 13 points and grabbed nine boards.

Jayme Balcom scored eight points for the Jaguars, Rachel Stauter cleaned the boards for a game-high 11 rebounds to complement dishing out three assists, while Abby Calkins pocketed three steals.

The Jaguars made 25 of 68 field goals overall and 7 of 17 free throws on the game.

Chasyti Pendleton scored 12 points to top the Cougars, while Megan Trebesch added 10 points.

The Jaguars (2-1) travel to Springfield on Friday night for another nonconference game.

GHECTML 33-26–59

CMC 20-21–41

Boys Basketball

Truman/Martin Luther/Granada-Huntley-East Chain 64, Sleepy Eye Saint Mary’s 59 — The Jaguars held on late to beat the Knights in nonconference action Tuesday night in Truman.

Cayden Fischer led the Jaguar offense with 16 points, while Adam Heckman scored 14 points and brought down four rebounds.

Carter Spear and Isaac Johnson each scored 10 points and Matt Heckman scored six and grabbed a team-leading six boards.

Owen Wolter led the way as a playmaker, passing for six assists, while Paxton Gravlin scored four points, grabbed three rebounds and passed out five assists.

Carson Domeier led the Knights’ offense with 18 points, while Nick Labat scored 12.

The Jaguars shot 26 of 40 from the field and 9 of 28 from the free throw line.

The Jaguars went into halftime leading 28-19 and built a 16-point lead with eight minutes remaining before missed free throws allowed the Knights to start to comeback.

Truman/Martin Luther/Granada-Huntley East Chain (2-0) hosts Jackson County Central on Thursday night in Truman, while Sleepy Eye Saint Mary’s (0-3) plays at Nicollet on Thursday night.

TMLG 28 36 — 64

SESM 19 40 — 59

Jackson County Central 75, Martin County West 51 — Rudy Voss produced a game-leading 22 points to steer the Huskies to a 24-point non-league triumph over the Mavericks on Tuesday night in Jackson.

Andrew Hesebeck netted 15 points for JCC, while Jordan Hassing contributed 13 points to the winning effort.

Nick Beseke generated 15 points and pulled down five rebounds to top the Mavericks, while Wyatt Geistfeld collected 13 points, seven rebounds and three blocked shots.

Angel Reyes added eight points for MCW, which made 19 of 57 field goals overall and 4 of 8 free throws.

Martin County West (0-2) plays host to Pipestone Area next Tuesday night in Sherburn.

Jackson County Central (1-0) travels to Truman on Thursday night to face Truman/Martin Luther/Granada-Huntley-East Chain.

MCW 29-22–51

JCC 37-38–75