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February 8, 2004 - Hazard won the Boy's All State Basketball Tournament by defeating Bishop Brossart 43-38.  It was the 3rd state title for the Hazard boy's team. They captured the Sweet 16 championship in 1932 and 1955.  "We've waited 49 years for that," coach Kevin Spurlock told the Courier Journal. "The ghosts were all around us today. You could feel it in the air. They were here with us, and it's just a great thing to be a part of it." The game was broadcast on WSGS with John McIntyre and Danny Hall providing the play-by-play. Bishop Brossart had several late chances to grab the lead before the Bulldogs scored the final four points. "Somebody was up there with us," Spurlock said, responding to a question about the ghosts of Hazard's past. "It's just something about Hazard basketball. When I'm in my office, you can hear (the ghosts) bouncing balls out there." Tournament MVP Lamar Williams led Hazard with 13 points and 10 rebounds. Eric Mullins added nine points and Parker Carter seven. "We said after the first practice this year that something special was going to happen at Hazard," Spurlock said. "You could feel it downtown when you walk down by the mayor's office. We just didn't know when or where, but I'm glad it was today."