Hayfield girls open with a win over Minneota

Published 10:25 pm Friday, December 1, 2017

The Hayfield girls basketball team opened its season on a strong note as it beat Minneota (2-1 overall) 70-60 on the road Friday.

Olivia Matti had 18 points and eight rebounds to lead the Vikings (1-0 overall) and Maggie Streightiff added 16 points and eight rebounds.

“Minneota’s a very good, tough team and they have a tough post and it was their third game so they had their kinks worked out,” Hayfield co-head coach Kasey Krekling said. “We came out and took the lead and we hit some shots.”

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Hayfield 41  29    70

Minneota 26  34    60

Hayfield scoring: Olivia Matti, 18; Maggie Streightiff, 16; Carrie Rutledge, 11; Kate 10; Elecia Brown, 7; Emma Holst, 6; Caitlyn Severson, 2; free throws: 66 percent (18-for-27)