12/17/2013 11:04:00 AM Lady Vikes go 2-1 for the week
By Tara Lindquist
The Lady Vikes took on two state ranked teams this past week. First up was number two ranked Kenyon-Wanamingo.
Kenyon-Wanamingo 51, Hayfield 47
KW jumped out to a 6-0 lead in the first few minutes before Hayfield came charging back with the press to take the lead 8-6
Hayfield went into the locker room at halftime trialing by 4, 26-22.
The 2nd half went back and forth, exchanging leads, and Hayfield had a 9-point lead with 8 minutes left. "We worked hard to build a nice lead, but turnovers and poor shooting did us in," commented coach Fred Kindschy. The Lady Vikes only shot 3 of 24 from the 3-point line. "We played well on defense, which allowed us to stay in the game." KW went 13-16 from the free throw line in the 2nd half to seal the victory. Score leaders for the night were; Jessica Foster 12, Dani Wagner 11, Bhrett Zahnle 9, Johanna Bungum 8, Rachel Masching 3, Rachael Ausrud 2, Sophia Waldner 2.
Hayfield rebounded well on Thursday at Medford. Lady Vikes came away with a 64-43 win.
Hayfield jumped out to quick lead-pressed a lot in first half causing a lot of turnovers. They led at half 39-23.
During the second half the girls continued to press and work on a few things offensively. "We didn't shoot the ball very well again, which is a big concern."
Score leaders for the night were; Bhrett Zahnle 17, Dani Wagner 12, Jessica Foster 11, Johanna Bungum 8, Sophia Waldner 5, Rachel Masching 4, Savanna Cordle3, Madison Heydt 2, Rachael Ausrud 2.
Lady Vikes finished the week with a big win over #4 ranked and undefeated Goodhue. Both teams came out strong.
The game went back and forth with the lead changing hands several times. "The fans got their money's worth tonight," Kindschy added. "A good game played by both teams. Both teams shot well and played hard."
Halftime found the Lady Vikes up 39-38. In the second half Hayfield switched up defenses a number of times trying to slow down the hot shooting of Goodhue.
"We didn't play our best defense of the year, but we did manage to get a few stops when we needed them." Hayfield finally got out of their poor shooting streak, and put together a strong performance from the field, going 9-16 from the 3-point line, and 29 of 54 from the field on the night. Score leaders for the night were Johanna Bungum 20 points, Dani Wagner 16 points, Jessica Foster 12 points and 9 assists, Bhrett Zahnle 12, Alyssa Monahan 6, Sophia Waldner 4, Rachael Ausrud 2.
The Lady Vikes are in action at home Tuesday vs. Lake City, and Friday vs. Cannon Falls.