Wilfahrt sets career scoring record for Cathedral

Greyhounds take down MCW

File photo by Ari Selvey New Ulm Cathedral’s Jevan Wilfahrt scores on a layup during a home boys basketball game earlier this season at Cathedral High School. Wilfahrt set the career scoring record on Monday with a 30-point effort in a win over Martin County West.

NEW ULM — New Ulm Cathedral snapped a six-game losing streak and Jevan Wilfahrt became the school’s all-time leading scorer as the Greyhounds downed Martin County West 82-70 Monday night in a nonconference boys basketball game.

Wilfahrt netted 30 points with Isaac Miller ending with 17 as the Greyhounds moved to 13-11 overall.

Wilfahrt’s 30-point night moved him to 1,703, breaking Jon Zinniel’s previous school record of 1,700 points.

“Jon is a great player,” Wifahrt said. “We have practiced a whole lot together — he has taught me a few things, so I feel honored to pass him.”

Jacob Wilmes led the Mavericks with 26 as they fell to 4-21 overall.

“We needed to get a win,” Cathedral head coach Alan Woitas said. “We were in control for most of the game but they shot really well — they hit a lot of 3s down the stretch (six in the second half) and we need to shore up our defense. Seventy points is a little too much.”

The Greyhounds, who host Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop Tuesday night in a Tomahawk Conference game, used a 14-7 run sparked by Wilfahrt, who scored 11 of the 14 points for a 31-21 lead.

Cathedral built its 8-point halftime lead to a 49-32 lead on back-to-back baskets from Wilfahrt before three straight baskets from the senior made it a 55-35 lead with just over 11 minutes left in the game.

“Offensively we played really well,” Woitas said. “Isaac had a great second half (9 points) — Colin [Anderson] and Jake [Finstad] made some big 3’s for us. We had a bunch of different guys contribute in the second half.”

Wilfahrt’s record-breaking basket came at the 2:47 mark when he turned a Martin County West turnover into a 75-62 lead.

“This was a big win for us,” Wilfahrt said. “We were down a little bit after some close losses but this win will help and get us going.”


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