Cathedral rallies past Sleepy Eye

Staff photo by Steve Muscatello New Ulm Cathedral’s Heidi Hoffman takes a shot during a game earlier this season at Minnesota Valley Lutheran.

SLEEPY EYE — The New Ulm Cathedral Greyhounds girls’ basketball team rallied midway through the second half to retake its lead and defeat the Sleepy Eye Indians 51-39 in a late season Tomahawk Conference match-up.

The Greyhounds led 28-21 at the half before the Indians tied the game up at 33-33 when Paige Romberg scored on the put-back from way out in the paint.

The Greyhounds mounted defensive take-aways, allowing Cathedral to regain possession in key moments of the half. Cathedral’s Maggie Fliszar hit a shot and Heidi Hoffman followed by a 3-pointer as the Greyhounds started to pull away with 5:30 left in the game.

Hoffman added another 3-pointer with just over 2 minutes left in the game for Cathedral with the 45-35 lead.

Sleepy Eye’s Madison Krueger led the Indians with 12 points and 10 rebounds and Brittney Dittbenner ended with seven points, 11 rebounds and five steals.

Hoffman finished with 18 points, including 15 points from 3-point land. Mckenna Miling ended with 11 points for the Greyhounds.

Sleepy Eye plays at 7:30 p.m. on Friday at Springfield.

Cathedral will host Minnesota Valley Lutheran at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday.