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14th Region: Hazard Cruises to Regional Final, 65-38 Over Letcher

Hazard Senior Jacob Johnson drives against Letcher Central in the 14th Region Semi Finals - photo by Brendon D. Miller - Bluegrass Sports Nation

54th District Champions advance to 14th Region Championship Game


Regional Tournament favorite Hazard had little trouble advancing to the 14th Region Championship game by defeating 53rd District Champion Letcher Central on Sunday afternoon.

Hazard put any doubts about the outcome to rest in the 1st quarter of this one through defensive intensity and offensive rebounding. The Bulldogs’ paint presence of Seniors Logan Hall and Reece Fletcher fueled a decisive Quarter that ended with Hazard on top 17-5. Hazard extended the lead in the 2nd Quarter outscoring the Cougars 17-9 to set the halftime tally at 34-14.

Hazard’s Reece Fletcher – photo Brendon D. Miller/BSN

Wade Pelfrey was outstanding, with 10 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists. Hazard won the battle of the boards 43-19.

Hazard’s Wade Pelfrey – photo by Brendon D. Miller/BSN

Senior, Ryan Lebrun ended his career with 13 to lead the Cougars.

17-17-17-14 = 65
Logan Hall – 21; Reece Fletcher – 10; Wade Pelfrey – 10; Jacob Johnson – 5; Jarrett Napier – 5; Xavier Higgins – 2; Tyson Turner – 2; Noah Neace – 2; Chris Jones – 2.

LETCHER CENTRAL 5-9-13-11 = 38
Ryan Lebrun – 13; Matthew Dicks – 6; Parker Williams – 5; Dylan Webb – 4; Joby Johnson – 4; Bodie Bentley – 4; Isaac Lucas – 2.

The 14th Region Championship Game will tip at 7:00 PM on Tuesday Night and you can watch the LIVE Facebook Webcast on BSN with Brendon Miller, John Noble and Ty Back on the call.

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