The Knights girls' basketball team fell to Red Rock Central in a non-conference matchup and then rebounded with a strong performance against New Ulm Cathedral.
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The Knights made the trek all the way to Lamberton Thursday night for a test with a good Falcons team of Red Rock Central. The Knights found themselves trailing at halftime 30-23. The first half was a battle on both sides, but Red Rock Central closed it out with some momentum and used that in the second half to extend their lead. “The first half was a good half, but RRC closed out the half on an 8-0 run,” said coach Bruce Woitas. “RRC played very well and we did not shoot the ball very well.”
Despite the loss, Woitas says his team can rebound from it. “We can learn a great deal from the loss.”
The Knights poor shooting stemmed from a 3-17 performance from beyond the three-point arc.
The Knights were led by Madison Mathiowetz’s 27 points and 12 rebounds. The loss dropped the Knights to 11-3 overall.
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The Knights took care of business against the Greyhounds back on Nov. 29 when they thrashed the Greyhounds 64-21. The Knights are now entering their second go-around with many of the Tomahawk Conference teams as they traveled to New Ulm Monday night.
St. Mary’s got off to a slow start Monday night, but found their groove halfway into the first half to take a 31-14 lead into the locker room at halftime. The Knights used second chances and takeaways to extend their lead in the second half en route to a 58-26 victory over the Greyhounds.
Leading the Knights was Cassie Heinrichs with 21 points, eight boards, and three assists. Sydney Windschitl scored 14 points and tallied four rebounds, six steals, and four assists. The win pins the Knights with a 12-3 overall record and 8-1 in the Tomahawk Conference. The Knights host Springfield (6-7) Friday night at 7:30 in Sleepy Eye.