The Sleepy Eye C Squad girls basketball team went 3-0 at the C Squad Tournament at Mankato East High School on Dec. 14.
The closest game of the tourney came from the first game, which was against Chaska. The Indians had a 13-24 deficit at half time but stepped up in the second half and rallied back to win 37-31. Sleepy Eye Coach Ryan Hulke said the tournament was good for the team in two different ways.
“Number one we got to play a good basketball team in Chaska that pressured us full court and was very physical inside,” Hulke said. “After being down 11 at half we got within two but that grew to six after fouling down the stretch. We just don’t see these types of teams in our conference schedule so this was a good game for us to play. The second reason was to get girls playing time that haven’t gotten much in our season games. Due to illnesses and other things we are not able to get everyone the minutes they would like during the season, so these tournaments are a great way to get everyone playing time in addition to making sure they are still continuing to get to play with their classmates a couple times a year.”
The second game for the Indians was a 43-9 win over Mankato East, while the third was a 49-8 win over Fairmont.
Brianna Polesky had a total of 27 points over the three games to lead Sleepy Eye. Madison Heiderscheidt had a total of 23 points, while McKenzie Cselovszki added 20 of her own. Sam Walter was behind them at 14, and Mya Ibberson had 13. Both Sarah Ibarra and Cassidy Hacker scored 10 points over the games.
Chaska ended up winning the tournament, after it beat the other two teams by more than 15 points each.