Bulldogs See Season End In Heartbreaker



Hampton came out on the wrong side of a heartbreaker Tuesday night.

The Bulldogs dropped a heartbreaking 55-54 decision to Cosby in the Region 1-A Semifinals on the road.

Hampton was forced to battle back early on.

After seeing Cosby jump out to a 6-0 lead in the opening minutes, the Bulldogs got the offensive going behind the play of Conor Burleson – who scored eight points in the opening quarter.

HHS went on a 19-8 run over the last six minutes to take a 19-14 lead into the second quarter.

The teams traded buckets early on in the second as Hampton held a 24-22 advantage midway through the quarter. Hampton used a run to take a seven-point lead but Cosby went on a quick 5-0 run with just under a minute left in the half.

The Bulldogs took a 32-30 advantage into the locker room as half.

After Cosby went on a 5-0 run to take the lead, Burleson knocked down a jumper to stop the run and Logan Whitehead knocked down a jumper to retake the lead for the Bulldogs.

Cosby, however, answered as the teams traded shots and the Eagles took a 47-46 lead into the final quarter.

Points were hard to come by in the opening minutes of the fourth quarter until Parker Henry drained a 3-pointer to give Hampton a 49-47 lead with just under five minutes left.

The teams swapped points and Cosby tied the game once again at 51-51 with a Trey Johnson dunk as 1:41 showed on the clock. The Eagles broke the stalemate with 1:31 left with a pair of free throws, but Hampton was able to trim a point with a free throw with 24 seconds left.

After the Eagles missed the front end of a 1-and-1, Hampton had a chance to take the lead but was unable to connect on a buzzer-beater.

Burleson finished 20 points to lead Hampton, while Morgan Lyons had 14 points. Nate Wilson and Henry had six and five points, respectively.

Cosby was led by Johnson’s 22 points.


The Latest

error: Content is protected !!