Bulldogs end hopes of a Crusade


By Tony McGuire - cpsports@gmail.com



Photos by Tony McGuire | Hazard Herald Hazard’s Jacob Johnson muscles his way into the paint against June Buchanan. Johnson finished the game with a team high 22 points.


Hazard’s Ryan Smith gets loose for two of his 20 points in the Bulldogs’ 69-37 win over June Buchanan.


Bulldog point guard Wade Pelfrey looks for a hole in the June Buchanan defense. Pelfrey had 8 points in Hazard’s 69-37 win.


Hazard’s Chase Pennington looks to take the baseline against the Crusaders. Pennington had 5 points in the 69-37 win.


Late last week, the Hazard Bulldogs hosted the June Buchanan Crusaders on the hardwood. The Bulldogs got off to a slow start, but picked up the pace in the second half to end the Crusaders’ hopes of a win.

The Crusaders took the lead early, but the Bulldogs were able to get in gear right before the horn, taking the 12-10 lead. Hazard continued to lead in the second period, and went into the locker room with the 27-19 advantage.

Hazard came out of the break and pushed the lead to nearly 20 points before June Buchanan was able to start putting points on the board. The third period ended with the Bulldogs holding the 49-30 lead.

The Bulldogs went to their bench for much of the fourth quarter, and still continued to tack on to their advantage. The game would end quietly with Hazard taking the 69-37 win.

Hazard (69) Wade Pelfrey 8, Ryan Smith 20, Jacob Johnson 22, Chase Pennington 5, Dylan Campbell 2, Logan Hall 7 and Cheikh Ndiaye 3.

June Buchanan (37) L. Hall 3, Branham 19, J. Hall 3, McCown 11 and Hylton 1.

Tony McGuire can be reached via email at cpsports@gmail.com

Photos by Tony McGuire | Hazard Herald Hazard’s Jacob Johnson muscles his way into the paint against June Buchanan. Johnson finished the game with a team high 22 points.
http://hazard-herald.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/web1_thumbnail_IMG_0121.jpgPhotos by Tony McGuire | Hazard Herald Hazard’s Jacob Johnson muscles his way into the paint against June Buchanan. Johnson finished the game with a team high 22 points.

Hazard’s Ryan Smith gets loose for two of his 20 points in the Bulldogs’ 69-37 win over June Buchanan.
http://hazard-herald.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/web1_thumbnail_IMG_0125.jpgHazard’s Ryan Smith gets loose for two of his 20 points in the Bulldogs’ 69-37 win over June Buchanan.

Bulldog point guard Wade Pelfrey looks for a hole in the June Buchanan defense. Pelfrey had 8 points in Hazard’s 69-37 win.
http://hazard-herald.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/web1_thumbnail_IMG_0190.jpgBulldog point guard Wade Pelfrey looks for a hole in the June Buchanan defense. Pelfrey had 8 points in Hazard’s 69-37 win.

Hazard’s Chase Pennington looks to take the baseline against the Crusaders. Pennington had 5 points in the 69-37 win.
http://hazard-herald.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/web1_thumbnail_IMG_0210.jpgHazard’s Chase Pennington looks to take the baseline against the Crusaders. Pennington had 5 points in the 69-37 win.

By Tony McGuire

cpsports@gmail.com

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