The St. Mary’s girls basketball team hosted the New Ulm Cathedral Greyhounds on Thursday, Dec. 1. They followed that up with an away game against BLH’s Mustangs on Monday, Dec. 5.

The St. Mary’s girls basketball team hosted the New Ulm Cathedral Greyhounds on Thursday, Dec. 1. They followed that up with an away game against BLH’s Mustangs on Monday, Dec. 5.

Greyhounds 64

Knights 54

The Knights have had a rough season so far, learning some hard lessons on the court. They hoped to change things against their Greyhound rivals, but unfortunately, offensive errors and missed opportunities for foul shots cost them the game. “Poor shooting hurt us all night,” said Coach Bruce Woitas. “We had our chances in the game.”

Early in the first half, things looked evenly balanced with both teams struggling on defense. The score was 28-26, Knights up at halftime.

After halftime, the Greyhounds came back like a well-oiled machine, pushing up hard on the net and got more opportunities at the free throw line. Starter Anna Lux fouled out of the game in the second half, which cost the Knights those final moments. The game ended 64-54, Greyhounds.

Jody Hansen put 12 points through the hoop with 12 rebounds and six steals. Lux got 11 points and 12 rebounds.

Knights 49

Mustangs 44

The Knights made the trek to Buffalo Lake to take on the Mustangs on Monday, Dec. 5.

The Knights again struggled to find their pace at the outset of the game. Missed shots and missed rebound oppor- tunities plagued them the first half of the game. The game went to halftime 22-18 in favor of the Mustangs.

The Knights came out a more determined crew in the second half. Defense stepped up their game, buying the offensive players time to find their footing. Lux came out firing, putting 12 total points in the hoop, in just the second half.

Hansen finished the night with 16 points, eight steals and three assists. Lux had an 18 point total with four rebounds. Cassie Heinrichs got nine points and seven rebounds.

“It was our defense that made the run we needed to take the lead late in the game,” Coach Woitas said. “Jody Hansen did a great job for us tonight. She made plays for us all night and the others followed her lead.”

The Knights girls play at GFW on Friday, Dec. 9 at 7:30 p.m.