Hannibal boys basketball goes 1-1 in last two games

803800651by Rob Tetro

The Hannibal boys varsity basketball team recently split games against Institute Of Technology Central and Jordan-Elbridge.

Hannibal outscored Institute of Technology Central 44-11 during the first and fourth quarters hold on for the win Jan. 31.

After a competitive first half, Jordan-Elbridge pulled away from Hannibal during the second half en route to the win Feb. 6.

In a game of runs, the Warriors held off Institute of Technology Central (5-12). Hannibal got off to a quick start to begin the game. By the end of the first quarter, the Warriors had jumped out to a 13-point lead.

Institute of Technology Central cut into the deficit during the second quarter. They outscored the Warriors by five points to bring the deficit down to eight points going into halftime.

Institute of Technology Central stormed ahead in impressive fashion during the third quarter. They outscored Hannibal by 14 points to pull ahead by six by the end of the quarter. Unfortunately for Institute of Technology Central, they had no answers for the Warriors down the stretch. Hannibal erupted to outscore Institute of Technology Central by 20 points during the fourth quarter to come away with a 71-57 win.

The Warriors were led by Jake Shortslef, who had 24 points and 11 rebounds.

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