By Rob Tetro
This season, the Hannibal girls’ varsity basketball team had an 11-7 overall record, earning them a spot in the Sectional Playoffs.
But the team’s season came to an end Feb. 15 with a 58-47 loss to Bishop Ludden in the opening round of the Class B, Section 3 playoffs.
As the winter sports season concludes, the Lady Warriors bid farewell to eight seniors. Devin Sorell, Gabby Griffin, Sarah Otis, Hunter Beckwith, Kaitin Taylor, Kaylee Esposito, Erin Sly and foreign exchange student Keti Chapiashvili (manager) have all finished their Hannibal girls’ basketball careers.
Despite the team’s disappointing loss in the Sectionals, Hannibal girls’ varsity basketball coach Justin Enright said the program continued to improve this season.
Enright said the Lady Warriors’ 11 regular season wins was one of the best regular seasons Hannibal has had since becoming a Class B school. Two of the Lady Warriors’ wins this season came on the road against state-ranked Bishop Ludden and Skaneateles.
Enright credits his players for battling through any adversity that came their way.
“I am very proud of the way that this team continued to battle throughout the season. “, he said.
Hannibal’s successful season also produced a few individual honors. Gabby Griffin and Spencer Kenney earned All-League Honorable Mention honors. Devin Sorell had a memorable senior season, which didn’t go unnoticed. On top of receiving First Team All-League honors, Sorell also was named Class B, Section 3 Player Of The Year.