Maple River boys seize control of Gopher Conference with sweep of Hayfield

Published 10:06 pm Friday, February 5, 2021

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The Hayfield boys basketball team lost to Maple River (6-1 overall, 6-0 Gopher) by a score of 74-49 in Hayfield Friday.

Maple River jumped out to a 17-7 lead, and Hayfield used a 6-0 spurt to briefly get back in it. MR has now beaten the Vikings (5-3 overall, 4-2 Gopher).

“Every time we had a run, they answered,” Hayfield head coach Chris Pack said. “They’re definitely at the top of the conference this year. They’re talented and deep.”

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MR 35  39    74

Hayfield 18  31    49

Hayfield scoring: Ethan Slaathaug, 20; Isaac Matti, 12; Ethan Pack, 10; Easton Fritcher, 2; Isaiah Tempel, 2; Karver Heydt, 2; Lucas Hansen, 1; free throws: 53 percent (10-for-19)