Sibley East girls defeat New Ulm 58-27

NEW ULM – Sibley East held New Ulm to just nine first half points as it went on to defeat the Eagles 58-27 in nonconference girls basketball Friday night.

Alley Grejtak and Briana Sieve each had six points, while Hunter Ahlness and Taylor Bolduan each scored five.

Ahlness, Bolduan and Ellie Schneider each scored two points to start the game for the Eagles and with 9:51 remaining in the first half Sibley East only had a four-point advantage, 10-6.

New Ulm couldn’t get any shots to fall and the Wolverines increased that lead to 21-6 before Sieve banked in a shot with five minutes to go before the break.

Ahlness nailed a free throw with 2:56 remaining and that was all the scoring New Ulm could come up with as it trailed 29-9 going into the break.

Ahlness hit a very long jumper coming out of halftime, then Sieve snatched the in-bounds pass and added another two points for New Ulm. Grejtak converted a three-point play just 10 seconds later to cut the deficit to 29-16, however, that was as close as the Eagles could get before Sibley East closed the game out with a 29-11 run.

Sieve and Lizzie Rummel each scored in the second half while Grejtak added three free throws and Bolduan hit a 3-pointer.

McKenzie Sommers ended up with 13 points for Sibley East while Maren Miner scored eight.

New Ulm will be back on its home court for its second game of a four-game home stand next Friday when it hosts St. Peter in a South Central Conference match-up.

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