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The Sleepy Eye Herald Dispatch - Sleepy Eye, MN
  • Knights struggle offensively in loss to Mankato

  • Senior Mike Hirsch was the only Knight able to score into double figures after St. Mary’s fell to Mankato Loyola on Jan. 25 on the road.
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  • Mankato Loyola 68
    St. Mary’s 63
     
    Senior Mike Hirsch was the only Knight able to score into double figures after St. Mary’s fell to Mankato Loyola on Jan. 25 on the road.
     
    Despite making 66 percent of two point field goals and taking a 36-34 lead at half, St. Mary’s struggled in the second and made in just four of 15 free throw attempts which ultimately cost them the game.
     
    “We didn’t play our type of game tonight and we were out of sync most of the night,” Coach Tim Millard said. “In a close game like this, shooting 27 percent from the free throw line really hurt us.”
     
    Up until the last few minutes, the Knights kept the game close, primarily racking up points from outside the paint. St. Mary’s made nine three pointers on the night, with junior Jared Rothmeier claiming three of them. However, Mankato’s solid defense under the hoop forced the Knights to miss 27 of their 36 three point tries in the game.
     
    Hirsch ended the night with a game-high 19 points, adding seven rebounds as well. Behind him was Payton Adams, John Brandl, and Rothmeier, who each added nine points. Adams led in steals with three and assists with seven. Juniors Jay Helget and David Surprenant added six points apiece, with Surprenant adding a game-high nine rebounds.
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