In their second game of the Lady Bulldog Holiday Classic, the Hazard Lady Bulldogs took on the Lady Bulldogs of Holmes. The game was close in the early going, with Holmes pulling away late for the 50-44 win.
Hazard’s defense caused Holmes problems in the early going, with Hazard picking up some easy transition baskets. At the end of the frame, Hazard was up 16-15. Holmes grabbed the lead early in the second quarter, and fended off a Hazard rally to go into the locker room up 31-29.
Holmes pushed the tempo early in the third period, but could not shake Hazard (43-38). Holmes moved to the four corners early in the fourth quarter, and ran a lot of time off the clock.
Hazard eventually came out on them, and picked up some easy baskets. Unfortunately, it would not be enough to pull off the comeback as Holmes hit their free throws down the stretch. Hazard came up short of the win 50-44.
Hazard (44) Hayley Caudill 14, Desiree Sturgill 13, Destiny Walker 6, Olivia Holland 4 and Kiara Walker 7.
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