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Vikings grind it out against Schaeffer

The No. 4 seeded Hayfield girls basketball team survived a slow start as it beat No. 13 Schaeffer Academy (7-20 overall) 56-30 in a Section 1A Tournament opener in Hayfield Thursday.

Hayfield (15-11 overall) never trailed, but it did go on a nine minute scoring slump after taking a 5-2 lead early on.

The Vikings got things going in the second half as eighth grader Kristen Watson led the way with 16 points and 11 steals.

“It was a good second half by our girls,” Hayfield head coach Kasey Krekling said. “Hopefully we can carry it over to Monday.”

Hayfield will play either No. 5 Kingsland or No. 12 Lyle-Pacelli in Rochester Century at 7:30 p.m. Monday.

SA 9   21    30

Hayfield 17 39    56

Hayfield scoring: Kristen Watson, 16;  Rachel Pack, 16; Cela Carney, 9; Taylor Burt, 9; Josanne Tempel, 2; Ella Bauer, 2; Aine Stasko, 2; free throws: 54 percent (7-for-13)