The St. Mary's girls basketball team hosted their rival, New Ulm Cathedral Greyhounds, Thursday, Nov. 30.
The St. Mary’s girls basketball team hosted their rival, New Ulm Cathedral Greyhounds, Thursday, Nov. 30.
St. Mary’s 59
In spite of a shaky start, the Knights kept up with the Greyhounds before pulling ahead, with key plays made by Madison Mathiowetz and Sydney Windschitl. Mathiowetz spent lots of time at the free throw line in the first half, sinking six free throws as well as a shot inside the paint. By halftime the Knights were up 24-17.
Mallory Helget came through in the second half, sinking key three-pointers, keeping the Knights ahead. In addition, the girls went on a 12-point run at the open of the second half, sealing the Greyhounds’ fate. “We did a lot of nice things tonight,” said Coach Bruce Woitas. “We had a great balance on offense, which as a coach, you love to see.”
Mathiowetz had a breakout night, leading the offense with 14 points, seven rebounds and two steals. Helget scored 13 points, with three rebounds. Jody Hansen took a break from defense to score 10 points, grab five steals, and make four assists.
St. Mary’s 77
Hot off their victory over Cathedral, the Knights hosted the Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart Mustangs on Monday, Dec. 4.
The Knights set the standard from the beginning of the game and never let the Mustangs recover. “We had a great start and never let up,” said Woitas.
Mathiowetz continues to shine on the court, putting herself in a position to get free throws and moving through screens. By halftime, the Knights had the Mustangs in a 24-point deficit at 42-18.
In the second half, Windschitl stepped up offensively and kept putting herself in position to sink the ball from in the paint. In addition, the Mustangs lost a player to fouls. Helget and Mathiowetz each sank four free throws the second half for the cause. “I really liked our play tonight on both sides of the floor,” Woitas said.
Windschitl lead with 20 points and three rebounds, Mathiowetz scored 14 points, got five rebounds and took two steals. Cassie Heinrichs rounded things out with 11 points and seven rebounds. The Knights are undefeated for the season.
The Knights host GFW on Friday, Dec. 8 at 7:30 p.m.