Medford gets past Hayfield girls

Published 9:55 pm Tuesday, December 11, 2018

The Hayfield girls basketball team had a halftime lead slip away as it lost 54-45 to Medford (4-0 overall, 3-0 Gopher) in Hayfield Tuesday.

The Tigers used an early second half spurt to erase a three-point Hayfield lead as they were led by Emma Kniefel, who finished with 26 points.

“We had no answer for her tonight,” Hayfield co-head coach Kasey Krekling said of Kniefel.

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Elecia Brown paced the Vikings (2-4 overall, 1-2 Gopher) with 14 points.

Medford 24  30    54

Hayfield 27  18    27

Hayfield scoring: Elecia Brown, 14; Emma Holst, 13; Rachel Pack, 7; Abby Stasko, 5; Payton Slaathaug, 5; Jaelynn Therring, 1; free throws: 50 percent (10-for-20)