NRHEG edges out Hayfield in a heartbreaker

Published 10:06 pm Thursday, December 5, 2019

The Hayfield girls basketball team lost to New Richland-HEG (2-0 overall, 1-0 Gopher) 61-60 in Hayfield Thursday.

NRHEG freshman Teegan Suther made two free throws with .8 seconds left to beat Hayfield.

Cela Carney, who scored a career-high 21 points, had put Hayfield up 60-59 with a runner with 20 seconds left after Hayfield (0-2 overall, 0-1 Gopher) had trailed for the entire second half.

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“We played night and day different from our first game,” Hayfield head coach Kasey Krekling said. “We’re getting there.”

NRHEG 31  30    61

Hayfield 26  34    60

Hayfield scoring: Cela Carney, 21; Rachel Pack, 11; Lila Gronseth, 11; Kristen Watson, 7; Taylor Burt, 6; Aine Stasko, 2; Natalie Beaver, 2; free throws: 53 percent (15-for-28)