The Lady Knights defense was relentless all night long, forcing over 20 turnovers in the 64-21 victory Thursday night.

The Knights were looking to get a bad taste out of their mouths after losing a closely contested game Tuesday night against MCW. St. Mary’s hosted the Greyhounds of New Ulm Cathedral Thursday night, Nov. 29. The Knights were relentless on the defensive end of the court coming up with 20 steals and using their length and athleticism to their advantage all night long in a dominating 64-21 victory.

The Knights fell victim to poor free throw shooting Tuesday night but redeemed themselves Thursday by shooting 21 of 25 from the line in the blowout. Sydney Windschitl was perfect from the charity stripe as she went 6/6 and finished with a total of 16 points and five steals. Teammate Madison Mathiowetz led the Knights in scoring with 20 points and seven rebounds.

St, Mary’s wasted no time in pouncing on the Greyhounds by taking a 21-5 lead just eight minutes into the game, forcing New Ulm Cathedral to call a timeout to slow down the Knights attack.

The Knights came out of the timeout with the same amount of energy and extended their lead to 38-11 as they headed into halftime. The Greyhounds didn’t eclipse double digit points until just over one minute remaining in the first half.

Coming out of halftime, it was important for the Knights to pick up where they left off. The Knights continued to attack the rim and be all over the place on the defensive side of the court. St. Mary’s went on a 17-5 run out of the half to extend their lead to 55-16 and the mercy rule of running time ensued.

The Knights used everything in their power to finish off the Greyhounds convincingly in the 64-21 victory. Maddie Hose scored with under a minute remaining for her first varsity points.

St. Mary’s looks to keep themselves in the win column as they travel to Springfield Tuesday, Dec. 4 to take on the Tigers.