Hannibal girls basketball team defeats J-E, loses to Skaneateles

by Rob Tetro

The Hannibal girls varsity basketball team went 1-1 last week in games against Jordan-Elbridge and Skaneateles.

An impressive start led Hannibal to victory against Jordan-Elbridge Jan. 3. Unfortunately, the Lady Warriors were not as successful when they took on Skaneateles Jan. 8.

By the numbers, the Lady Warriors were expected to dominate Jordan-Elbridge and they did just that. By the end of the first quarter, Hannibal had jumped out to a 23-0 lead.

The Lady Warriors dominating performance continued into the second quarter. Hannibal outscored Jordan-Elbridge by 15 points to extend its lead to 38 points going into halftime at 39-1.

The Lady Warriors outscored Jordan-Elbridge by 12 points during the third quarter to push their lead to 50 points.

During the fourth quarter, Hannibal put the finishing touches on the 65-11 win.

Devin Sorell led Hannibal with 16 points. Following Sorell were Gabby Griffin with 10 points and Alexis Stephens with eight points. Kaylee Esposito chipped in seven points, Sara Otis added six points, and Trinity Strupp, E.J. Setsaas, Hunter Beckwith, Spencer Kenney, Sara Williams, Erin Sly and Kaitlin Taylor combined to score 18 points.

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