Hannibal girls’ basketball loses first round matchup in playoffs

By Rob Tetro

An impressive third quarter propelled Bishop Ludden past the Hannibal girls’ varsity basketball team in the opening round of the Class B, Section 3 Playoffs Feb. 15.

Hannibal’s season concludes with an 11-7 overall record. Bishop Ludden turned a 1-point halftime deficit into an 8-point lead during the third quarter en route to a 58-47 win over the Lady Warriors.

Hannibal built a 4-point lead over Bishop Ludden during the first quarter. However, Bishop Ludden quickly began to cut into the Lady Warriors lead.

Even though Hannibal was outscored during the second quarter, they took a 23-22 lead into halftime. But in the third, Bishop Ludden stormed ahead, outscoring Hannibal by 9 points to take an 8-point lead.

The Lady Warriors no answers for Bishop Ludden down the stretch. Bishop Ludden outscored Hannibal by 3 points to come away with the 11-point win.

Leading the way for the Lady Warriors was Devin Sorell with 21 points, followed by Spencer Kenney with 8 and Gabby Griffin, McKenzie Mattison and Sydney Alton scored 4 points each.

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