“The girls deserve all the credit for getting this win,” said Ryan Hulke, Sleepy Eye coach. “We went into halftime up three, and St Mary’s came out on a 7-1 run and worked it up to a 12 point lead with around six minutes to go.” The Indians had a lot of foul trouble with their post players, Justine Gonzales and Claire Krumbach, each tagged with four fouls, but Hulke had no choice but to put them in with 6:30 to go in the game. “It’s lucky we only lost one of them, Justine, to five fouls. We were tied with 1:20 left and we had the ball. We finally took care of it for over a minute, and went inside out multiple times until Krumbach found an open Sydney Remus for a layup and the foul to put us up three and get the win.” The Indians ended the game on a 14-2 run. Jessica Busch collected five steals and converted them into layups.
20 points, 6 rebounds
Allison Woitas: 10 points, 11 rebounds,
4 steals, 4 assists
Nikki Carr: 8 points
Claire Krumbach: 17 points, 11 rebounds
Sydney Remus: 15 points, 12 rebounds
Jessica Busch: 10 points, 5 steals
St. Mary's overall record is 13-11 and 7-9 in the Tomahawk Conference. They have one non-conference game remaining, away at Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City on Feb. 28.
Sleepy Eye is 14-10 overall and 7-9 in the Tomahawk Conference. Their last regular season game is a conference game at MVL.