WEM holds off Hayfield boys

Published 10:20 pm Friday, February 1, 2019

The Hayfield boys basketball team couldn’t come up with a clutch shot as it lost to Waterville-Elysian-Morristown (16-1 overall, 7-1 Gopher) 54-51 on the road Friday.

The Vikings (15-3 overall, 9-1 Gopher) trailed by as many as nine and they led by as many as four, but they weren’t able to get a game-tying three off on their final possession.

“We just couldn’t get a good shot off,” Hayfield head coach Chris Pack said. “They defended us well at the end.”

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Hayfield 23  28    51

WEM 27  27    54

Hayfield scoring: Mason Tapp, 21; Easton Fritcher, 10; Patrick Towey, 8; Luke Dudycha, 5; Ethan Slaathaug, 4; Isaac Matti, 3; free throws: 69 percent (9-for-13)