Hafyfield girls get past USC

Published 9:43 pm Tuesday, February 28, 2012

HAYFIELD — The Hayfield girls basketball team took down No. 5 seeded United South Central (19-8 overall) 52-44 in the first round of the Section 2AA South Division tournament Thursday.

The No. 4 Vikings (14-12 overall) led by one at the break and broke the game open early in the second half.

Dani Wagner scored 16 points for Hayfield and Abby Blanchard added 13.

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“We built up a lead and then we ran a little stall game and put it away the way we like to,” Hayfield head coach Fred Kindschy said.

The Vikings will play at No. 1 seeded New Richland-H-E-G (27-0 overall) Friday at 7 p.m.

“We think they’re one of the best teams in the state and we’d like to play them again,” Kindschy said. “If we put together a good game, we’ll be right with them.”

USC 21 23 — 44

Hayfield 22 30 — 52

Hayfield scoring: Dani Wagner, 16; Abby Blanchard, 13; Alyssa Selk, 11; Jessie Foster, 6; Abby Pollock, 6; free throws: 68 percent (15-for-22)