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The Sleepy Eye Herald Dispatch - Sleepy Eye, MN
  • St. Mary's boys continue to push through playoffs

  • An offensive team effort led the St. Mary's boys basketball team to defeat New Ulm Cathedral 94-78 on March 4th at St. Mary's.
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  • Sleepy Eye St. Mary's 94, New Ulm Cathedral 78
    An offensive team effort led the St. Mary's boys basketball team to defeat New Ulm Cathedral 94-78 on March 4th at St. Mary's.
    The Knights brought their A-game in the first half, by showing dominant possession, passing well and shooting accurately. St. Mary's led the first half by 20, 51-31.
    A slightly dramatic change of pace was brought in by New Ulm in the second half. Their defense stepped up, and so did their fans as New Ulm outscored the Knights 47-43 in the second half.
    "I wish we played a little better defensively," Sean Mathiowetz said. "They're a good team but they're not known for an offense this year, they're pretty low scoring so that was disappointing."
    New Ulm cut the lead to only 12 points multiple times, scoring very evenly with St. Mary's in the second half, and even made some Knights fans a little nervous after cutting the lead to single digits with only a couple minutes remaining in the game.
    However, sophomore Jared Rothmeier lit up the second half for the Knights, making three 3-pointers in a row for St. Mary's to make sure their lead wasn't broken.
    Head coach Tim Milliard agreed that his team got outplayed in the second half, but a win is a win.
    "It's good playoff time," Milliard said. "We just take a win and move on to the next one."
    The Knights will face Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City tonight in Mankato for the quarterfinal of the section 2A tournament. The Knights beat ACGC 105-100 last year on home court, so we can expect a close, high scoring game tonight.
    St. Mary's — Kansas Adams 17, Jordan Anderson 7, John Brandl 10, Mike Hirsch 20, Sean Mathiowetz 18, Jared Rothmeier 12, David Surprenant 10. Totals: (FG FTM-FTA TP): 35 12-19 94.
    New Ulm Cathedral— Jeff Osborne 20, Jake Stadick 26, Collin Helget 10, Jacob Gangelhoff 9, Mike Skillings 9, Gabe Knowles 4. Totals: 32 5-11 78.
    St. Mary's
    51 43 — 94
    New Ulm Cathedral
    31 47 — 78
    3-point goals: St. Mary's 12 (Adams 2, Anderson, Brandl, Hirsch 3, Rothmeier 4, Suprenant), New Ulm Cathedral— 9 (Osborne 2, Stadick 4, Gangelhoff, Skillings 2).

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