No. 7 Hayfield clipped by Stewartville

Published 12:28am Saturday, January 26, 2013

The No. 7-ranked Hayfield Vikings lost their second straight game Friday night, falling to Stewartville 52-42 on the road.

Poor shooting and a slow start led to the loss as Stewartville (5-8) led 24-17 at halftime.

“They just came out with a lot more energy,” said Hayfield head coach Chris Pack. “We shot a terrible percentage.”

Hayfield (13-4) fought back in the second half, cutting the cap to 29-28 at one point, but that was as close as they got.

“We knew it was going to be a tough one,” Pack said. “We only won by one when they were in Hayfield.”

“It’s definitely concerning,” Pack said of the two-game slide. “The good thing though is we still have time to fix it.

Hayfield          17 25 — 42

Stewartville     24 28 — 52

Hayfield scoring

Cole Kruger 20, Trevor Anderson 8, Drew Streightiff 6, Jason Born 3, Brady Stephens 2, Jeremy Stuart 2, Merrick Ducharme 1. Free throws: 5-of-12. Three-pointers: 5.

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