Filling the void, the Knights' duo propelled the Knights to victories over Nicollet and Cedar Mountain to extend the Knights record to 6-1 overall.
The St. Mary’s girls basketball team has gotten off to a good start this season and that continued Thursday night, Dec. 6 as they traveled to Nicollet. The girls were in the first bill of a girls/boys doubleheader.
St. Mary’s used a quick start to their advantage to build a 16-point lead at one point in the first half. The Knights went into halftime up by 10 leading 28-18.
Coach Bruce Woitas said the girls had to hang their hat on their effort Thursday night. “We played hard again tonight, that was good to see,” he says. “Without Madison tonight, the girls stepped up and we got a nice team win.”
Sydney Windschitl led the Knights with 16 points, eight rebounds, five steals, and four assists. Cassie Heinrichs chipped in 21 points and three steals. Reagan Severson added 13 points and five assists in the 55-45 Knights win.
Cedar Mountain 34
The Knights were back in action one day later as they hosted the Cedar Mountain Cougars in a Tomahawk Conference matchup Friday night.
The Knights were again without Madison Mathiowetz, however senior Cassie Heinrichs and sophomore Sydney Windschitl filled the void as the Knights cruised to victory to maul the Cougars 72-34.
Windschitl wasted no time getting the Knights off to a fast start as she recorded two steals and transitioned into six points to give the Knights an early 9-4 lead. Windschitl continued to fill it up late through the first half as she drilled a three from the elbow to give the Knights a 28-19 lead to extend her first half point total to 19 with just over four minutes to go. St. Mary’s closed out the first half on an 8-2 run to go into the half up 36-21.
As the first half belonged to Windschitl, Cassie Heinrichs filled in and did her part in the second half. Heinrichs scored 16 of her 24 points in the half, going a total of 7-of-9 at the free throw line. Heinrichs also got her teammates involved by pitching out 10 assists in the game.
St. Mary’s will have the weekend off and return to the court Tuesday night as they travel to Wabasso to face the Rabbits. The Lady Knights will tip-off at 6 p.m. and the boys team will follow at 7:30 p.m. The Knights will then host Sleepy Eye Public Thursday, Dec. 13 at 7:30 p.m.
The Knights record now sits at 6-1 overall with a 3-0 conference record.