The Hayfield Vikings and Faribault Bethlehem Academy Cardinals Friday night treated fans at Van Orsow Auditorium in Faribault to an old fashioned barn burner. Hayfield went home with a 53-52 win.  The Cardinals trailed by one point at the half and both teams scored 32 points in the second half.

The top two scorers for each team had 16 points apiece with Bethlehem Academy led by Jack Clark and Damon Trump and Hayfield by Mason Tapp and Luke Dudycha.  The Vikings got a third double digit scorer in Ethan Slaathaug with 15 points.  The difference in the game however was at the free throw line.  Hayfield was 10 of 13 and Bethlehem Academy 6 of 8.

The Cardinals out rebounded the Vikings 31 to 24 according to BA statistics.  Hayfield had 7 and Bethlehem Academy 6 three point baskets in the game.

The Vikings shot 44 percent for the game finishing with two less field goals than the 41 percent shooting Cardinals.

In other boys basketball Friday night:

  • Faribault 52  Owatonna 46
  • Rochester John Marshall 70  Albert Lea 58  (Matthew Hurt 42 points 15 rebounds for Rockets)
  • Austin 84  Red Wing 47
  • Rochester Mayo 83  Rochester Century 78
  • Northfield 68  Mankato West 52
  • Winona 69  Mankato East 63
  • Leroy-Ostrander 73  Kenyon-Wanamingo 68
  • Grand Meadow 61  Triton 39
  • Rochester Lourdes 71  Byron 60
  • Cannon Falls 73  Mabel-Canton 47
  • Pine Island 48  Kasson-Mantorville 45 (OT)
  • Randolph 61  Goodhue 50
  • Blooming Prairie 64  Medford 43
  • Houston 84  Winona Cotter 52
  • Lakeville North 62  Rosemount 25
  • Lakeville South 45  Eagan 40
  • Shakopee 75  Apple Valley 53
  • Prior Lake 90  Burnsville 68
  • New Prague 58  Waconia 52
  • Southland 58  Wabasha-Kellogg 45
  • St. Charles 80  Plainview-Elgin-Millville 70
  • Caledonia 85  Rushford-Peterson 73
  • Dover-Eyota 75  Chatfield 71
  • Kingsland  70  Schaeffer Academy 37
  • Lanesboro 63  Lyle/Pacelli  51
  • Lewiston-Altura 64  Fillmore Central 46