The stage was set for a gargantuan upset – but in a game that featured nine ties and 12 lead changes, the Hazen Bison were unable to fend off one final rally by the Beach Buccaneers. They fell 69-60 in the Region 7 girls championship game at the Knights of Columbus Activities Center March 8 in Dickinson.
The Hazen boys basketball team is striking while the iron is hot. On the verge of a 12-game winning streak, the undefeated Bison took a big step into achieving some of their postseason goals last week with a 75-41 crusade over District 14 foe Richardton-Taylor.
Stetson Carr scored 21 points to lead another balanced outing by the Hazen boys basketball team as it defeated arch-rival Beulah 66-63 Friday. Josh Rothe had 14 points and Jon Doll had 13 for the Bison which cracked the state media poll for the first week with an eighth place rating.
Hazen girls basketball coach John Ward has had a clear plan each game going out this season. Finally, Friday his team performed it to a T. The Bison jumped all over Garrison right away and kept the pressure on en route to a 61-28 victory in Hazen.