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Hazard Gets Win Over Belfry at Memorial

Max Johnson - photo by Brendon D. Miller - Bluegrass Sports Nation

HAZARD – February 14, 2021 – BRENDON D. MILLER

Hazard stepped out of 14th Region play on Satruday as the Bulldogs were able to schedule a game with Belfry from the 15th Region at Memorial on Saturday. The matchup was of two teams headed in different directions. Hazard came into the game at 12-3 and winners of 12 of 13, while Belfry was 5-6 and had lost six of their last seven.

The Bulldogs rode a huge 2nd quarter and 25 from Sophomore Max Johnson for the 79-68 win.

Belfry took the lead to the first break in an evenly played quarter, 21-11. 7 footer Bol Kuir had two baskets for four along with Tyler Chaffin. Ben McNamee and Sal Dean each had a basket. Johnson opened the game with four in the period with Andrew Ford scoring two baskets and Wade Pelfrey hitting his first 3-pointer of the night.

Johnson went to work in the 2nd. Max hit two 3-pointers and had two baskets and was 2 of 2 at the line for 12. Ford had two baskets and was 3 of 3 at the line for seven in the period and 11 in the half. Jarrett Napier hit his only 3-pointer of the game. Kuir had four more in the paint while Caleb Spears also had two baskets for four. At the half, Hazard led by 11, 36-25.

Sal Dean began his big 2nd half with six, whild Zack Savage also had six and Kuir added five. Pelfrey lit up the tunnel end of Memorial with two 3-pointers and two baskets for ten. Johnson hit his third 3-pointer and 8th-Grader Samuel Shoptaw hit is only 3-pointer of the night and tallied five. Headed to the 4th, Hazard was in front by eight, 55-47.

Belfry tried to make runs in the 4th, Dean had 11 in the period for his team-high 21, and Kuir pumped in another seven for 20 on the game. Hazard closed out the game at the line going 11 of 16 in the quarter. Pelfrey was 6 of 8 at the line and added eight to his total of 22. Johnson had a 3-pointer and was 3 of 4 at the line.

Scoring by Quarter1st2nd3rd4thTotal

HAZARD – Max Johnson 25, Wade Pelfrey 22, Andrew Ford 12, Jarrett Napier 10, Samuel Shoptaw 8, Cameron Caudill 2.

BELFRY – Sal Dean 21, Bol Kuir 20, Zack Savage 8, Tyler Chaffin 6, Caleb Spears 6, Ben McNamee 5, Noah Brown 2.

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