No. 5 Hayfield girls knock off No. 2 Goodhue

Published 10:39 pm Tuesday, January 9, 2018

The No. 5 ranked Hayfield girls basketball team picked up its biggest win of the season without one of its top scorers when it beat No. 2 Goodhue (11-2 overall, 6-2 HVL) 51-45 in Hayfield Tuesday.

The Vikings (11-2 overall, 5-1 HVL) were playing without Maggie Streightiff, who will be out for approximately a week with an injury, and they trailed by nine points early, but they found a way to win.

Olivia Matti hit a jump shot to tie the game at 34 with and Carrie Rutledge, who scored 21 points, came up with a steal and score to put Hayfield up for good at 36-34 with 10:19 left in the game.

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The Vikings won the turnover battle and they held Goodhue’s Sydney Lodermeier to nine points.

“Elecia Brown did an amazing job on Sydney Lodermeier,” Hayfield co-head coach Kasey Krekling said. “Elecia made it very tough for her to drive and holding their star to nine points was very good for us.”

Goodhue 23  22    45

Hayfield 19  32    51

Hayfield scoring: Carrie Rutledge, 21; Olivia Matti, 13; Elecia Brown, 8; Kate Kruger, 5; Abby Stasko, 4; free throws: 67 percent (8-for-12)