The Sleepy Eye Indians boys basketball team hosted BLHS Friday, Dec. 8, in a close game.

The Sleepy Eye Indians boys basketball team hosted BLHS Friday, Dec. 8, in a close game.

Sleepy Eye 91

BLHS 83

Nathan Walter and Ben Laffen started off the Indians attack with Walter shooting inside the paint and Laffen sinking a three.

The Mustangs held pace with the Indians in the first half, exchanging the lead, but Zach Haala and Carter Brink-man stepped up. Haala sank five buckets and a free throw for 11 points; Brink-man shot four of his own plus two free throw for 10 points. At halftime the Indians were up 47-33.

The second half was all Mustang senior Payton Diepold, scoring 16 points and keeping them in the contest. Mustang Trent Weispfennig sank five three-pointers, as well.

For the Indians, free throws came in the clutch as well, with eight points from Haala. Haala put up 19 points total. The Indians were led by Brinkman with 21 points. Laffen scored 14 points.

St. Clair 54

Sleepy Eye 49

The Indians hosted St. Clair in a girls/boys double header Monday, Dec. 11.

In the first half, the Indians battled with each player contributing free throws and field goals. The Cyclones showed up missing two of their key seniors. Senior Grant Nagel carried St. Clair with 10 points in the first half. Walter led the Indians with two field goals and two free throws. By halftime, St. Clair had grabbed the lead by two at 25-23.

In the second half, the Indians again struggled to control the ball and gave up 11 free throws to the Cyclones. Laffen led with 15 points on three three-pointers and three field goals. Haala followed with 10 points.

MVL 81

Sleepy Eye 55

The Indians traveled to New Ulm Tuesday night to take on MVL. The Chargers won with a 26 point lead. Individual stats were not available when the Herald-Dispatch went to press.

The Indians travel to Morgan to take on the Cedar Mountain/Comfrey Cougars Friday, Dec. 15 at 7:30 p.m.