In a game you heard on AM 1480 KAUS, the Grand Meadow Superlarks girls basketball team was looking to knock the Hayfield Vikings from the ranks of the unbeaten in a non-conference matchup between the two squads in Grand Meadow Tuesday evening, and it was the state-ranked Vikings using a 20-7 run in the second half to pull away for a 62-50 win.
Hayfield never trailed in the game and led 16-7 in the first half when Grand Meadow embarked on a 19-10 run to tie the game at 26 late in the half. The Vikings led 30-26 at the halftime break, and with the score 35-31 in favor of Hayfield early in the second half, the Vikings then opened up what would be their biggest lead of the game at 17 with their 20-7 run to lead 55-38. The Superlarks would not go quietly into to night on their home court, however, as they reeled off a quick 8-0 run to cut the lead to nine at 55-46, but after a timeout, the veteran Vikings answered back with a 7-0 run of their own to lead 62-46 with 1:26 left on their way to the win.
Lauren Queensland led all scorers in the game with 16 of her 22 points in the second half for Grand Meadow, Lexy Foster was also in double figures in scoring with 12 points, Gracie Foster drained a pair of 3’s on her way to 10 points, Rylee Schaufler scored four points, and Aspen Kolling chipped in two points. For Hayfield, 2,000+ point scorer Kristen Watson led the way with 20 points, fellow senior Natalie Beaver, who is nearing 2,000 points drilled three 3-pointers on her way to 11 points, Betsy Gilette scored nine points, and freshman guard Jenna Christoperson swished three 3’s off the bench for the Vikings for nine points as well.
With the loss, the Superlarks are now 5-5 overall on the season, and Grand Meadow returns to action Thursday evening in Spring Valley versus Kingsland in the Southeast Conference, with the varsity tip-off at 7:15 p.m. that evening.