Hazen boys advance to region semis
By Jarann Johnson
No. 5-seed Hazen knew they were going to need a little bit of luck to top No. 4-seed Mott-Regent Monday night. They got it in the fourth quarter when Mott-Regent’s star player fouled out, which helped them avenge a regular season loss for a 78-65 win at the Region 7 tournament hosted by Dickinson Trinity.
Mott-Regent came out strong. Isaac Frey, a 5-9 senior guard, hit an early 3-pointer and Mott-Regent zoomed to a 6-0 lead. Oddly, Mott-Regent senior and leading scorer Cody Perkins was quiet during the run.
Hazen needed a spark and it came from senior point guard Jayce Zuern. Zuern cut to the basket aggressively and converted a tough shot while being fouled. He converted the bonus free throw afterward.