Bulldogs fall in regional final

 

Paige Wragge of Hampton-Dumont (24) reaches for a rebound during the Class 3A Region 5 final against Center Point-Urbana on Saturday, Feb. 22. Wragge finished with more than 800 career rebounds. (Kristi Nixon/Hampton Chronicle)

 

CEDAR FALLS – Saddled with foul trouble and a technical foul assessed to coach Chad Johnson within the final few minutes of the first half completely switched momentum in the Class 3A regional final on Saturday night.

No. 10-ranked Hampton-Dumont lost 38-33 against No. 13 Center Point-Urbana at the Cedar Falls gymnasium, denying the Bulldogs a trip to the state tournament.

The Bulldogs led 19-4 until the Stormin’ Pointers started to make a run, a turnover and then a foul on Kennedy Wohlford sparked some ire from Johnson, who was assessed a technical, however, he says he didn’t say anything deserving of the foul.

For more on this story, see the Feb. 26 print edition of the Hampton Chronicle.