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Lady Vikes Clinch the HVL Blue Division Title
The Hayfield Lady Vikes traveled to Kenyon-Wanamingo on Tuesday with a chance to do something that only one other Hayfield girls basketball team has ever done, and that is win a division title in the always tough HVL conference.
The game started well for Hayfield as they opened up an early ten point lead 14-4. KW was able to chip away at the lead the rest of the first half, but Hayfield still led at halftime 32-28. The second half started well for the Vikings and soon their lead was double digits. The lead got as big as 20 points and then the Knights made one last comeback push. KW was able to get as close as 7 points in the last few minutes but Hayfield shot well from the free throw line down the stretch and held on to win 66-58. Scoring for Hayfield: Maggie Streightiff 25 (6 three pointers), Olivia Matt 22 (5 three pointers), Carrie Rutledge 10, Kate Kruger 4, Sophia Waldner 3, and Elecia Brown 2.
The win gives Hayfield the HVL Blue Division title and a spot in the HVL Championship game. That game takes place on Monday, February 20th at Kasson-Mantorville. Game time is 7:00pm.
The Lady Vikes do have one game left in their regular season and that is a home game this Thursday vs Cannon Falls. It will be senior night.
On a side note, Kenyon-Wanamingo star Mara Quam scored 32 points in the game last night, including her 2,000th career point, and we want to congratulate her on that amazing accomplishment!