Knights stay unbeaten with big win over Indians
SLEEPY EYE — Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s remained unbeaten as the Knights downed cross-town rival Sleepy Eye 72-39 on Monday in a Tomahawk Conference girls’ basketball contest.
St. Mary’s helped itself with three players coring in double figures. Madison Mathiowetz had 33 points, Sydney Windschitl added 15 points and Reagan Severson had 6 points.
The first half was a low-scoring affair, with the Knights leading 30-18 at halftime. Mathiowetz scored 18 points in the first half.
Sleepy Eye’s Brooklyn Moldan dropped in a 3 to bring the Indians with 8 points at 20-12. Mathiowetz hit a basket and Moldan canned another 3. Mathiowetz answered for the Knights with a basket. Kaydince Thoms scored on a 3 for a 24-18 St. Mary’s lead. Mathiowetz scored a basket. She stole the ball and scored on a fast-break layup. Windschitl scored on a back-door layup behind the Sleepy Eye defense for the final points of the first half.
Mathiowetz tossed the ball to Severson wo scored to open the second half. Windschitl scored two quick baskets for a 36-18 Knight advantage.
St. Mary’s went to a more aggressive defense in the second half, double teaming the Indians whenever possible. After that, St. Mary’s slowly pulled away from the Indians for the win.
Kadence Hesse led the Indians with 9 points and eight rebounds, while Moldan added 8 points.
St. Mary’s (16-0, 14-0) will host Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart (9-4, 8-3) on Friday. Sleepy Eye (9-7, 7-6) will travel to face Minnesota Valley Lutheran (10-4, 9-4) on Saturday.