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The Sleepy Eye Herald Dispatch - Sleepy Eye, MN
  • Indians stun Knights at crosstown girls basketball game

  • Three Indians scored in double digits to help carry Sleepy Eye past St. Mary’s during the crosstown girls basketball game on Dec. 12.
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  • Sleepy Eye Public 53
    St. Mary’s 36
     
    Three Indians scored in double digits to help carry Sleepy Eye past St. Mary’s during the crosstown girls basketball game on Dec. 12.
     
    Justine Gonzalez, McKayla Ahlrich and Claire Krumbach scored 18, 12 and 10 points respectfully on their home court to lead the Indians to their first conference win of the season. Behind the trio was sophomore Josie Schieffert, who added six points and 10 rebounds. Schieffert said the win over St. Mary’s tops all others.
     
    “It’s the best it has felt all year,” Schieffert said. “It’s the one win I would be satisfied with all season.”
     
    Nothing was going right for the Knights offensively, as they missed all 10 of their three-point tries along with only making 12 out of 49 two-point attempts.
     
    “Overall I thought that we were getting good looks and they just weren’t dropping,” St. Mary’s coach Bruce Woitas said. “You’ve got to credit Sleepy Eye Public for that a little bit as well too, but we just got to get more consistent offensively.”
     
    After a close first half with back-and-forth leads, the Indians pulled away in the second. Sleepy Eye’s solid defense under the basket allowed the team to grab numerous defensive rebounds and steals, which kept the possession and the scoring on the Indians’ side. Sleepy Eye out-scored St. Mary’s 25-20 in the first half, and 28-16 in the second. Indians coach Ryan Hulke said despite his dislike for zone defense, it was what propelled his team to the win.
     
    “I hate playing zone, but I figured that’s what we have to do to get the win tonight and it paid off,” Hulke said. “They just didn’t shoot well, they’re a better team than that and when we play them again, they’ll be ready.”
     
    Along with her 18 points, Gonzalez made seven of eight free throws along with making a three-pointer. Meanwhile, Ahlrich had a double-double with her 12 points and 10 rebounds. She also made three three-pointers in the game. Finally, Krumbach ended with 10 points, nine rebounds and four steals.
     
    For the Knights, junior Becca Schmitz led with 11 points and 13 rebounds. Behind her was senior Nikki Carr, who made eight points, three rebounds and three steals. Junior Sabrina Portner added seven points along with eight rebounds.
     
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