Hayfield girls basketball team knocks off Winona Cotter

Published 9:58 pm Wednesday, March 2, 2016

The No. 3 seeded Hayfield girls basketball team used a big second half run to get past No. 6 Winona Cotter (16-10 overall) 65-36 in the Section 1AA quarterfinals in Mayo Civic Center Wednesday.

The Vikings (20-7 overall) led by six points at the break and it led by as many as 24 points in the second half.

Hayfield will now focus on playing Dover-Eyota in the Section 1AA semifinals at Civic Center 8 p.m. Saturday.

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“They’ve got two very tough inside players we really have to stop,” Hayfield head coach Fred Kindschy said. “I don’t know if we have a team that can matchup with their size, but we’ll give it a go.”

Cotter 19 17 — 36

Hayfield 25 40 — 65

Hayfield scoring: Carrie Rutledge, 16; Rachael Ausrud, 15; Sophia Waldner, 9; Savnna Cordle, 8; Kate Kruger, 7; Olivia Matti, 3; Alexis Dudycha, 3; Emily Sprau, 2; Maggie Streightiff, 2; free throws: 58 percent (11-for-19)