Wolverines top Greyhounds in girls’ basketball
NEW ULM — Sibley East downed New Ulm Cathedral 53-40 on Thursday in a nonconference girls’ basketball game.
It was the Wolverines’ second win of the season.
Cathedral held a lead early in the game and there was a tie. Lexy Stock scored on a fast-break layup to give the Wolverines a lead they didn’t relinquish.
Heidi Hoffman hit a basket to bring the Greyhounds within 1 point. The Wolverines scored when needed including Alexandra Stock’s 3-point shot for a 20-11 Sibley East halftime advantage.
The scoring picked up in the second half with Sibley East outscoring the Greyhounds 33-29.
Rachel Rettmann, Taylor Brinkman and Mackenzie Latzke all scored for a 9-2 Sibley East run to boost its lead.
Rose Hazuka and McKenna Miling each scored a basket and Becca Schwarz nailed a 3-point shot to bring the Greyhounds within 8 points at 48-40.
Sibley East pulled away by hitting some key free throws down the stretch. Alexandra Stock and Taylor Brinkman hit two free throws apiece. Lexy Stock made the first free throw of a 1-and-1 and that made the final 53-40 Sibley East.
Rose Hazuka led Cathedral with 13 points, Becca Schwarz added 12 points and Jenna Helget scored 7 points.
Mackenzie Latzke led all scorers with 16 points for Sibley East while Rachel Rettmann added 14 points.
“The girls played tough at times. We missed some shots, but that’s going to happen,” Cathedral head coach Dave Wilfahrt said.
Cathedral (1-7, 0-4) will play at Nicollet (5-4, 2-1) on Wednesday in the Nicollet Tournament.