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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