by Rob Tetro
The Hannibal boys varsity basketball team recently earned an impressive win against Syracuse Academy of Science but came up short against Westhill.
After three competitive quarters of basketball against Syracuse Academy of Science Jan. 16, Hannibal pulled away during the fourth quarter to earn a 48-40 win. Unfortunately, the Warriors were not so lucky against state-ranked Westhill Jan. 18.
Once again, Hannibal was in a game that was highly competitive going into the fourth quarter. Unfortunately for the Warriors, Westhill got it done down the stretch to escape with the hard fought 52-49 win.
Leading the way for Hannibal in the Syracuse Academy game was Jake Shortslef, who scored 14 points. Jacob Schenko finished with 13 points, Trevor Alton chipped in eight points, and Billy Skipper added seven points.
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by Rob Tetro
The Hannibal boys varsity basketball team held off Solvay following the Bearcats’ furious fourth quarter rally.
After a hard fought first quarter, Hannibal took a commanding lead after outscoring Solvay by 15 points during the second and third quarters.
The Warriors play remained consistent as they withstood Solvay’s valiant efforts to rally during the fourth quarter to come away with a 52-48 win.
Hannibal was led by Jacob Schenko and his 15 points. Trevor Alton followed Schenko with 14 points. Jacob Shortslef chipped in 13 points while Brandon Jordan, Ryan Perry, Billy Skipper and Sam McCraith combined to score 10 points for the Warriors.
With the win, Hannibal’s overall record improves to 3-2.
The Warriors will be on holiday break until the 2013 portion of their schedule begins Jan. 8 with a game against Skaneateles.
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