Hazard wins freshman tourney
by Tony McGuire
On Sunday, the Hazard Bulldogs took part in the freshman’s 54th district tournament. The Bulldogs took down the Perry Central Commodores 56-53 in the opening round, and then defeated the Leslie County Eagles 52-39 in the championship game.
The Bulldogs took a hard-fought win in the opening round as they defeated the Commodores. The Bulldogs held a 12-10 lead at the end of the first period, and went into the half with the 28-21 advantage. Perry Central came back in the second half, with Hazard’s lead being 37-33 at the end of three. The Commodores tied the score late in the game, but the Bulldogs went on to take the 56-53 win.
Hazard (56) G. Wells 15, B. Nidiffer 17, H. Roberts 6, C. Caldwell 5, and C. Fletcher 13.
Perry Central (53) A. Hill 17, S. Npier 1, M. Turner 23, T. Lawson 4, J. Stollings 2 and R. Smith 6.
In the championship game, Hazard had little trouble dispatching of Leslie County. The game was close in the first half, with the Bulldogs holding the 13-10 lead after one, and the 25-21 advantage at the half.
The Bulldogs continued to pull away in the third period (39-33), but quickly put the game on ice in the fourth quarter. Hazard went on to win the title by the final count of 52-39.
Hazard (52) G. Wells 17, B. Nidiffer 2, H. Roberts 12, C. Caldwell 8, K.P. Hastings 5 and A. North 2.
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