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Dudycha’s late free throw gives Hayfield a win over USC

The Hayfield boys basketball team made a late comeback to top United South Central (9-11 overall, 5-6 Gopher) 56-55 win Hayfield Tuesday.

Luke Dudycha scored the game-winning point for the Vikings (17-5 overall, 8-4 Gopher) when he sank the second of two free throws to snap a tie with five seconds left.

Hayfield had trailed 55-48 with three minutes left when Ethan Slaathaug, who notched 27 points, scored seven points straight to tie the game.

USC 28 27  — 55

Hayfield 31 25  — 56

Hayfield scoring: Ethan Slaathaug, 27; Luke Dudycha, 13; Patrick Towey, 8; Isaac Matti, 6; Easton Fritcher, 2; free throws: 48 percent (9-for-19)