It was supposed to be a Carson High coronation; the Senators' first regional title since 1995.
Somebody forgot to tell the Hug Hawks. Hug turned up the defensive pressure, and the Carson boys wilted.
Hug outscored Carson 20-6 in the fourth quarter to send the game into overtime, and then outscored the Senators 12-8 in the extra period to emerge with a 53-49 victory in the Division I regional finals Saturday night at Morse Burley Gym.
Hug moves on to next week's state tournament in Las Vegas, while Carson will sit home pondering what should have been.
"That stings," said …