No. 8 Hazen schools Miners
By Jarann Johnson
Most times when Hazen and Beulah play each other the game is expected to be close. But this game continued the recent trend of one team dominating the game and winning big. Last year Beulah got to be on the winning side but this year they found out what losing the rivalry game is like, falling 76-56 in Hazen.
Hazen came out hard and scored the first basket of the game, then another and another and another. Beulah was having trouble getting their first bucket of the night and Hazen’s tough defense didn’t let up until there was less than a minute left to play in the first quarter.
Beulah starting junior point guard Jett Hettich made a 3-pointer, making the score 13-3. Hazen didn’t let the first basket of the quarter trickle into any more points though and added a 2-pointer, ending the first quarter with a 15-3 lead.
Hazen kept going to work in the second period defensively. The Miners were held to 6 of 26 field goal shooting in the first half. But Hazen was playing well offensively and sticking to their biggest asset – an inside game.