The Hazard Lady Bulldogs kick off their week on the hardwood with the Johnson County Lady Eagles. The Lady Bulldogs were able to keep things close in the early going, but as the game wore on, the Lady Eagles were able to use their size to pull away.
The first period went back and forth with each team taking a turn at the lead. A late surge put the Lady Eagles on top 17-15 at the horn.
The Lady Bulldogs opened the second period strong and went back into the lead. But, again, Johnson County would get the final run of the frame. Hazard went into the locker room trailing 36-30.
Both teams’ offensive output declined in the third period, with the Lady Bulldogs losing a little more ground (52-40). Hazard would finish strong, but their deficit proved to be too much to overcome. The Lady Bulldogs would eventually lose the game by the final count of 69-54.
Hazard (54) Hayley Caudill 16 (5 rebounds, 1 assist. 1 steal and 2 blocks), Desiree Sturgill 10 (5 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 steals), Destiny Walker 8 (3 rebounds and 2 assists), Olivia Holland 8 (9 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal and 1 block), and Kiara Walker 12 (4 rebounds).
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