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TWO MORE FOR TERFER — Fairmont’s Ava Terfer drives by Ella Krautkramer (3) and Waseca’s Mia Kanevisher (12) for a layup during Big South Conference basketball action Friday night at Cardinal Gym in Fairmont. Eli Ortega (20) of the Cardinals and Avery Gall (31) of the Bluejays trailed in the game. (Photo by Greg Abel)

FAIRMONT — Fairmont’s trademark hawking basketball press wreaked havoc in Waseca’s backcourt at Cardinal Gym Friday night.

Brylee Miller had a game-best seven steals to serve as the Cardinals’ defensive catalyst to complement scoring a game-best 19 points, while teammates Grace Pendergast, Ava Terfehr and Nevaeh Rahm contributed double-digit points. to pace Fairmont with a 75-51 Big South Conference rout over Waseca.

“We definitely got off to a slow start, trailing 8-0 after the first 3 minutes of the game,” Fairmont head coach Sarah Junkermeier said. “However, our catching defensive pressure gave us an instant spark after that stretch and helped us build a 21-point halftime lead.

“We love to ride and this style seems to make us go.”

Trailing 12-9 after back-to-back baskets by Waseca’s Addison Wieseler, Miller’s constant deflections, deflections and direct steals fueled the Cardinals’ subsequent 12-2 spurt by the 10-minute mark.

Miller went home one-handed down the field before dishing one of his career-best four assists on the Ram’s layup for a low basket.

Lily Owens hit a runner in the paint for the Bluejays, but Miller’s pickpocketing led to eight straight Cardinal points and a 21-14 advantage on the scoreboard.

Miller spotted Elaina Anderson for a key 3-pointer before Miller converted a steal into a layup and later buried a high-curved trifecta in the right corner.

Mia Kanewischer answered with a 3-pointer for Waseca, only to see Fairmont counter with a 13-0 avalanche to double its lead to 3,417 with 5 1/2 minutes left before the break.

Kennedy Becker earned a lay-in off a Miller assist to set up the offensive surge before a Miller steal turned to Pendergast led to a Ram low-post lay-in.

Becker and Pendergast dished out back-to-back assists to Rahm for four of her 10 points, respectively, before Becker spotted Miller in the low post. Pendergast later spotted Terfehr for a top three to build a 17-point advantage.

Ellie Ortega made four of her eight 3-pointers, set by Miller and Ruby Reyes, respectively, before Pendergast hit the net on the second of her game-high three 3-pointers for a 43-22 lead with 1:30 left before intermission.

Terfer scored eight of his 11 points to help the Cardinals outscore the Blue Jays by a 32-29 margin in the second half, with Junkermeier bringing in his backup with 5:14 left in the game.

Ram came close to a double-double performance, scoring 10 points while grabbing a Fairmont-high nine boards, while Pendergast finished with 11 points, seven rebounds and four assists.

Ortega also grabbed six boards to complement her eight points off the bench, Becker tallied seven points and dished out four assists, while Terfer added three steals and three assists to her 11 points.

Grace Guritz came off the bench for the Bluejays to score a game-best 11 points and grab a team-best five boards.

Wieseler scored nine points – all in the first half, while Mia Kanewischer finished with eight points and five boards. Avery Goll recorded eight points, Kali Dufault paced Waseca with five steals, while Ella Krautkremer added seven points and three assists.

Fairmont (3-0) heads to New Ulm on Tuesday night while Waseca (2-3) plays Glencoe-Silver Lake at 11:45 a.m. today at the Maple River Tournament in Mapleton.

Waseca 22-29-51

Fairmont 43-32-75


Ram 5-7 0-0 10, Terfer 5-7 0-0 11, Pendergast 4-10 0-0 11, Becker 3-5 0-0 7, Miller 9-15 0-0 19, Ortega 4-5 0 -0 8, Anderson 2-3 0-0 5, Reyes 0-1 0-0 0, E. Klanderud 0-0 0-0 0, Peiman 0-0 0-0 0, Tretow 1-3 0-0 2 , Goodall 1-3 0-0 2. Total 34-59 0-0 75.


Gaul 2-6 2-2 8, M. Kanewischer 2-3 2-4 8, Wieseler 4-7 0-1 9, Krautkremer 3-11 1-2 7, Dufault 2-10 0-0 4, Owens 1- 2 0-0 2, L. Kanowisher 0-1 0-0 0, Guritz 5-6 1-3 11, Morgan 0-2 0-0 0, Kelm 1-1 0-0 2, Brinkmann 0-2 0- 0 0. Total 20-51 6-12 51.

3-pointers: Fairmont 7-16 (Pendergast 3; Terfer, Becker, Miller and Anderson 1 each); Waseca 5-12 (Gaul and M. Kanevischer 2 each; Wieseler 1). Foul out: None. Rebounds: Fairmont 35 (Ram 9, Pendergast 7); Waseca 20 (M. Kanewisher and Guritz 5 each). Assists: Fairmont 21 (Pendergast, Becker and Miller 4 each); Waseca 4 (Krautkremer 3). Steals: Waseca 16 (Dufault 6); Fairmont 14 (Miller 7).

Emelia Klanderud generated 12 points and grabbed six rebounds to help Fairmont to a 27-18 win over Waseca during B-squad play Friday night at Fairmont.

Makayla Lowry scored six points and had a team-best 14 rebounds for the Cardinals.

Abby Simpson dropped a game-best 16 points to lead Fairmont to a 45-18 rout of Waseca during a Class C game Friday night at Fairmont.

Gwyneth Schultz contributed eight points for the Cardinals.

Boys Basketball

Waseca 60, Fairmont 45 — Carson Ohnstad and Deron Russell combined for six three-pointers apiece to help the Bluejays post a 15-point victory over the Cardinals in Big South Conference action Friday night in Waseca.

Ohnstad produced a game-best 23 points, while Deron Russell generated 22 points to help Waseca build a 27-20 halftime lead before outscoring Fairmont by a 33-23 margin in the second half.

Oliver Tordsen had a double-double performance of 13 points and a game-best 15 rebounds to pace Fairmont’s effort.

Levi Pooley contributed nine points for the Cardinals, Blaise Geiger had six points, while Logan Junkermeier had six rebounds.

The Cardinals made 14 of 45 shots from 2-point range, just 3 of 17 from behind the 3-point arc and 8 of 14 from the free throw line.

Fairmont (1-1) hosts Blue Earth Area next Friday night at Cardinal Gym, while Waseca (2-1) travels to Jackson County Central next Friday.

Waseca defeated Fairmont in B-squad action, 48-39, Friday night in Waseca.

Logan Junkermeier had nine points to pace the Cardinals’ effort, while teammates Joe Long and Jordan Thompson each had six points.

Waseca cruised to a 46-45 victory over Fairmont during C-squad action Friday night in Waseca.

Braden Williamson scored 18 points for the Cardinals, while Reid Johnson added nine points.

Granada-Huntley-Eastern Circuit/Truman/Martin Luther 63, Mankato Loyola 58 — Jackson Madsen and Carter Fox had double-double performances to help the Jaguars pull out a 5-point Valley Conference victory over the Crusaders on Friday night in Mankato.

Madsen scored a team-best 13 points and pulled down a game-high 14 boards, while Fox chipped in a dozen points to go along with 12 rebounds.

Brody Gratvoll scored 12 points and dished out four assists for the Jaguars, while teammate Bryce Borkenhagen grabbed eight rebounds, dished out a game-high eight assists and had a game-high seven steals.

Skyler Hill-Koenen erupted with a game-high 31 points and 14 rebounds to pace Loyola.

Chase Kizenski scored 12 points for the Crusaders (1-2).

The Jaguars (1-2) host St. Clair on Monday night in Northrop.

Blue Earth Area 84, Martin County West 69 — Will Bromeland continued his high-octane scoring ways to help the Bucs rout the Mavericks by 15 in nonleague action Friday night at Blue Earth.

Bromeland blew up the Nets with a game-best 27 points to go with seven rebounds, while teammate Branson Hauskins scored 19 points and dished out three assists.

Gage Barker had 13 points, four steals and three assists for BEA; Jacob Grandgenette had 13 points and four steals; while Max Logge recorded nine points, six rebounds and five assists.

The Bucs hit 17-of-28 from 2-point range, scorched the net on 14-of-36 attempts from behind the three and hit 8-of-12 free throws.

Jacob Clark scored a team-best 21 points and dished out three assists to lead the Mavericks, while teammate Jacob Willms scored 15 points.

Kale Larson generated 13 points and four boards for MCW, while Lucas Larson had seven points and five rebounds.

Martin County West (1-3) travels to Cleveland on Monday night, while Blue Earth Area (2-1) heads to Fairmont next Friday night.

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