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King of the Mountains: Hazard, Paintsville Square Off Tonight in All “A” Classic Quarterfinals

The Hazard Bulldogs and Paintsville Tigers play tonight at 8 p.m. in the All A Classic Quarterfinals at McBrayer Arena in Richmond. From viral announcer videos to last second shot heroics, both teams have been getting a lot of buzz lately and rightfully so. They are both representing the 606!

Previewing Hazard

Trailing by 4 points entering the fourth quarter yesterday, the Bulldogs stormed back to defeat Louisville Collegiate 42-39 on a last second 3-pointer by Jarrett Napier. It was Napier’s only bucket of the game.

Hazard’s key players Wade Pelphrey and Logan Hall combined for 32 of the team’s 42 points. Hazard is no stranger to last second thrilling victories. On January 14 they snapped a 13-game losing streak to rival Perry County Central on Pelphrey’s game winning bucket. Hazard likes to control the tempo and play at a methodical pace.

Previewing Paintsville

Former Kentucky player and current Paintsville head coach Landon Slone has the Tigers in the All “A” Classic for the first time since 2008, when he was a star player. From December 20 to January 4, the Tigers lost 7 of 8 games. They have since turned it around and have now won 7 straight. Colby Fugate scored 26 points in yesterday’s 67-60 win over Harlan. He was coming off an incredible 34-point game in the 15th region finals over Shelby Valley. Senior Nick Keeton and junior Braxton Tharp are the other key players for Paintsville. Tharp is a lock down defender and will likely be matched up with Pelphrey.

Tonight’s Quarterfinal Schedule:

  • 5:00 p.m.: Owensboro Catholic (12-6) vs Frankfort (9-12)
  • 6:30 p.m.: Metcalfe County (13-7) vs Murray (15-3)
  • 8:00 p.m.: Hazard (15-2) vs Paintsville (10-8)
  • 9:30 p.m.: Somerset (17-2) vs St. Henry (13-3)

Article written by Troy Howell

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4 Comments for King of the Mountains: Hazard, Paintsville Square Off Tonight in All “A” Classic Quarterfinals

  1. westkycat20
    4:04 pm January 24, 2020 Permalink

    I guess you will be previewing the other games too??

    • JASUN74
      6:41 pm January 24, 2020 Permalink

      How old are you Westkycat???

      Wow!! He’s got a toy mommy, I want one too. It’s not fair!! Where’s my trophy?? Just WOW!! I hat a bunch of little whinny kids we have on here.

      This world is not going to make it much longer unless we show parents how to raise real men and women!

  2. JASUN74
    6:42 pm January 24, 2020 Permalink

    Also, ME ME ME ME ME! Do you see my point you young whipper snapper? Lmao.

  3. panicpat
    2:44 pm January 25, 2020 Permalink

    Agree Jasun. Somebody can’t do something nice. Without everybody else yelling “where’s mine”. Pitiful