Blooming Prairie built a big lead early and won their Section 1A, West Subsection opener 75-36 over Christian Life Academy. The Awesome Blossoms go to Southland on Thursday.

BP led 55-15 at the half and used their reserves for a significant amount of time. Marten Morem led the team with 15 points. Jake Ressler added 12 and Anthony Nelson 11. No. 6 seed Blooming Prairie (10-16) will play at No. 3 seed Southland (10-11) Thursday at 7PM.

Scoreboard for Tuesday, February 16
Boys basketball
Section 1A, West Subsection
Blooming Prairie 75, Christian Life Academy 36
Faribault BA 78, Leroy-Ostrander 55
MN State Academy for the Deaf 64, Glenville-Emmons 45
Regular season games:
Owatonna 47, Red Wing 41
Medford 44, Kenyon-Wanamingo 42
Faribault 35, Rochester Mayo 32
Rochester JM 86, Mankato West 59
Northfield 83, Winona 59
Austin 88, Albert Lea 58
Mankato East 71, Rochester Century 58
WEM 89, St. Peter 63
Stewartville 57, Waseca 54
Shakopee 83, Farmington 62
Lakeville South 83, Eastview 68
Apple Valley 70, Lakeville North 62

Girls basketball
Owatonna 76, Red Wing 59
Byron 57, Blooming Prairie 32
Kasson-Mantorville 79, Triton 34
Rochester JM 70, Mankato West 34
Winona 54, Northfield 52
Mayo 42, Faribault 31
Waseca 56, JWP 33
Goodhue 57, Pine Island 32
Kenyon-Wanamingo 71, Stewartville 47
Hayfield 57, Cannon Falls 28
WEM 58, St. Peter 55
Lakeville North 81, Apple Valley 64
Shakopee 68, Farmington 34

Boys hockey
Section 1A, first round
La Crescent 4, Austin 2
Albert Lea 9, Faribault 1
Red Wing 6, Winona 0
Le Sueur-Henderson / St. Peter / TCU 8, Waseca 1