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January 15, 2014

Hazen girls win region opener

By Jarann Johnson
Hazen had Beulah’s number last year, beating their nearby rivals every time the two teams played. One time Beulah got close but fell by two points. Beulah got close again last week but fell 49-43.
The first quarter set the pace for a back-and-forth game. There were three ties in the first period at 4-4,6-6 and 9-9. But Beulah got the last laugh in the quarter and led 11-9.
The game stayed close in the second quarter but Hazen couldn’t break through. Hazen manged to tie the game twice three minutes into the second quarter but Beulah kept pushing back and maintaining their lead.
With less than three minutes to play the Miners got a big shot from Nessa Iverson, junior guard. The junior guard made a 3-pointer putting the Bison up by four points. But the two possession lead quickly dwindled.
Hazen got a free throw from Lexie Biffert, starting forward, and 2-pointer from senior forward Kendra Slaubaugh closing Beulah’s lead to one point.
Beulah didn’t get out of danger before the half but they did add a free throw, making the score 25-23 at halftime. Hazen finally broke through and grabbed the lead in the third quarter but they had to overcome some hills to get the lead.
After tying the game 25-25 on an Ashton Carter, senior guard, score with 6:44 left in the third Beulah got another tie breaking score. This time from Nicole Schramm, a junior starting point guard.

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