Bulldogs 49 – Cordia 42
JACKSON – January 11, 2020 – BRENDON D. MILLER
Hazard and Cordia slugged out the 1st 14th Region All A Semi-Final today at the Fairce O. Woods Coliseum. The Bulldogs, the top-ranked team in the BSN Week 5 rankings, pulled away in the 4th Quarter to improve their record to 11-3 and advance to Sunday’s Finals.
The Bulldogs, jumped to an early lead behind five 1st Quarter points by Junior Guard Wade Pelfrey. Cordia came roaring back behind two threes by Anthony Hidalgo to trail by a point at the end of the quarter 12-11.
Hazard went cold in the 2nd Quarter only scoring 5 points on a Jacob Johnson three and a Logan Hall basket. Cordia hit three 3’s in the Quarter, two by Jeremiah Thomas and one from Darryen Pringle to take the lead to the locker room 21-17.
The Bulldogs came out in the 3rd Quarter and took the ball in the paint to Hall. Hall tallied 10 of his game-high 18 in the quarter. Pringle had 7 to hold the Lions close. The teams headed to the 4th Quarter at 35 – 34.
Despite poor foul shooting, the Bulldogs went 4 of 12 in the Quarter, Hazard pulled away down the stretch, outscoring the Lions 14-8 to notch the 7 point win.
HAZARD – 12-5-18-14 = 49
Logan Hall – 18; Jacob Johnson – 11; Wade Pelfrey – 9; Reece Fletcher – 8, Jarrett Napier – 3.
CORDIA – 11-10-13-8 = 42
Darryen Pringle – 16; Anthony Hidalgo – 10; Jeremiah Thomas – 8; Nazim Welch – 4; Myles LaPointe – 2; Kalil Harris – 2.
NEXT: Hazard faces Knott Central in the Regional Championship Game at 4:00 PM. BSN will webcast the game LIVE on the BSN Facebook Page.