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Greyhounds hang on to defeat Cougars

Staff photo by Steve Muscatello Cedar Mountain’s Cade Schiller (1) blocks a shot from New Ulm Cathedral’s Jevan Wilfahrt during the first half Monday at CHS.

NEW ULM — In a game that saw 10 lead changes in the second half alone, New Ulm Cathedral managed to hit some late free throws and defeat Cedar Mountain 62-59 in a Tomahawk Conference boys’ basketball game on Monday.

With the win, the Greyhounds improved to 9-2 on the season while Cedar Mountain slipped to 5-7.

Sam Knowles led the Greyhounds with 28 points, 21 rebounds and eight steals. David Wilfahrt had 15 points and six rebounds and Logan Haala had 8 points, including three free throws in the final 25 seconds that helped seal the game for the Greyhounds.

Freshman Branndon Pendleton led the Cougars with 14 points. Max Pendleton and Dakota Pendleton each finished with 13 points.

The Cougars, who trailed 27-26 at halftime, took the lead right away in the second half on free throws from Nick Freitag and a 3 from Dakota Pendleton to put the Cougars up 31-27. The Greyhounds regained the lead on a 3 to make it 33-32, but Branddon Pendleton and Caden Kleinschmidt gave the Cougars the lead again at 41-38.

Jevan Wilfahrt’s 3-pointer with 7:54 left put the Greyhounds up 49-47, but later, three free throws from Max Pendleton gave the Cougars a 51-50 lead.

Four straight points from Knowles put Cathedral up 55-51, and the Greyhounds never relinquished the lead after that.

Late free throws from Knowles gave the Greyhounds a 59-56 lead and the Cougars got one from free throw from Kleinschmidt before the game ended. Haala hit a pair of free throws with 25.8 seconds left and then another one with 9.9 seconds left to make it 62-59.

Cathedral hosts Wabasso on Thursday and Cedar Mountain is at Truman on Thursday.

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