Hayfield girls fall to MIB

Published 10:10 pm Saturday, January 13, 2018

The Hayfield girls basketball team couldn’t hold on to a lead as it lost to Mountain-Iron-Buhl (15-1 overall) 64-56 in the Hayfield Showcase Saturday.

The Vikings (12-3 overall) held a 48-41 lead in the second half, but the Rangers used a 13-0 run to take the lead for good.

Carrie Rutledge had 20 points for Hayfield, which was playing without its leading scorer Maggie Streightiff, who is out with an injury.

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“We missed a few easy ones that really could have given us a cushion in the first half,” Hayfield head coach Kasey Krekling said. “We’ve just got to find a way to put the ball in the basket a little bit.”

MIB 30  34    64

Hayfield 32  24    56

Hayfield scoring: Carrie Rutledge, 20; Elecia Brown, 16; Emma Holst, 8; Kate Kruger, 5; Caitlynn Severson, 4; Olivia Matti, 3