Head Coach Ryan Hulke has put together a very effective girls basketball program at Sleepy Eye High School and the proof of that was in Friday night’s home game against the New Ulm Cathedral Greyhounds.

Head Coach Ryan Hulke has put together a very effective girls basketball program at Sleepy Eye High School and the proof of that was in Friday night’s home game against the New Ulm Cathedral Greyhounds.

Sleepy Eye 70

NU Cathedral 35

So many good things happened for the Indians in the first half, from finding the rim over and over again, to building a 10-0 lead in the opening minutes of the game, and then to Sarah Ibarra sinking a shot for two and then putting away the fouls to give her a career 1,000 points.

“It felt really good,” Ibarra said. “I was overwhelmed.”

Ibarra is making a nice comeback in the second half of the season, after being out with an injury earlier in the season. “I think Sarah is getting closer and closer to 100 percent again, after her ankle injury back in December,” Hulke said. “She looked really good tonight and was able to get to the rim along with hitting two threes.”

At halftime the Indians were up 44-20 with no signs of slowing down.

After halftime, the Greyhounds seemed to lose their energy, only managing 15 points in the half, while the Indians went on to build their way to 70 points.

“We only had 10 turnovers, which is nice to see from a coaching stand point,” said Hulke. “Less turnovers turns into more shot opportunities and when we shoot 50 percent from the field, or average a point a possession, we are going to be tough to beat.”

Ibarra led the night with 27 points, six rebounds and three steals, followed by Madi Heiderscheidt with 18 points, seven assists and five steals. Madison Kruger had a big night, putting up 14 points and grabbing four steals.