St. Mary’s routs Cathedral

Staff photo by Steve Muscatello Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s Sara Zinniel and New Ulm Cathedral’s Heidi Hoffman battle for the ball during the first half Thursday at CHS. For more photos of this event go to cu.nujournal.com

NEW ULM — Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s continued its winning ways with a 66-36 victory over New Ulm Cathedral on Thursday in a Tomahawk Conference girls’ basketball game.

“They’re a good team,” Cathedral head coach Dave Wilfahrt said. “They’re quick, they’re fast and they have a bunch of good shooters.”

Wilfahrt called St. Mary’s a “quick and fast team.”

Cassie Heinrichs scored two baskets, Alexa Owens scored a hoop and Sydney Windchills scored twice late in the first half to help St. Mary’s hold a 26-10 halftime lead.

Becca Schwarz scored an inside basket and Rose Hazuka canned a 3-pointer to open the second half with a 5-0 run for the Greyhounds. Jenna Helget and Mckenna Miling each scored later to trim St. Marys’ lead to 28-19.

The Knights generated a 7-0 run on a basket by Jody Hansen, a 3-pointer by Mallory Helget and Helget dropped two free throws for a 52-27 advantage.

Madison Mathiowetz hit four free throws and a basket to stretch St. Marys’ lead to 61-30 with four minutes left in the game.

“We came out with good defensive intensity in the first half,” St. Mary’s head coach Bruce Woitas said. “We played with a lot of energy and a lot of good things happened.”

Woitas was pleased with his team’s rebounding, which created opportunities on the offensive end of the court for the Knights.

Mathiowetz led the Knights with 14 points, Windschitl had 12 points, Mallory Helget added 10 points while Heinrichs and Hansen each scored 9 points.

Rose Hazuka scored 7 points for Cathedral and Becca Schwarz added six points.

St. Mary’s (14-2, 7-2) will play at Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart (2-12, 0-8) on Tuesday. Cathedral will travel to St. James Area on Monday.

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