By Rob Tetro
The Hannibal boys’ varsity basketball team went 2-2 in its last 4 games of the regular season and ended with a 6-12 record.
Hannibal fell to Jordan-Elbridge, 62-48, on Feb. 4. However, The Warriors cruised past county foe Altmar-Parish-Williamstown, 63-49, on Feb. 6.
On Feb. 8, Cazenovia beat Hannibal, 74-48. The Warriors knocked off Altmar-Parish-Williamstown again Feb. 11, 54-43.
J-E had a 3-point lead over Hannibal after the first quarter of their game, but the Warriors came back, outscoring J-E in the second quarter. Yet J-E still had a 2-point lead at the half.
Jordan-Elbridge added to its lead during the third quarter and then pulled away in the fourth quarter to seal the win.
Leading the way for the Warriors was Trevor Alton with 27 points, followed by Billy Skipper with 13 and Zane Pointon added 6.
Against A-P-W, the Warriors and Rebels were tied at 18 after the first quarter. Hannibal took over in the second, outscoring A-P-W by 20 points to take a 43-23 lead into the half.
The Warriors extended their lead during the third quarter, outscoring A-P-W by another 7 points. But the Rebels weren’t done and came back in the fourth quarter, outscoring Hannibal by 13 points. But it wasn’t enough to overtake Hannibal for the win.
Altmar-Parish-Williamstown was led by Tom Canfield with 14 points, followed by Masto Wada with 10, Sage Bartlett with 9, Baron Correll with 6 and Austin Lacelle and Jarid Paninski added 3 points each.
Leading the way for the Warriors was Trevor Alton with 22, followed by Sam McCraith with 16, Billy Skipper with 8 and Zane Pointon and Austin Mattison chipped in 6 points each.
In the Cazenovia game, the Lakers quickly built an early lead in the first quarter and built on it in the second to lead 30-23 at the half.
Caz expanded its lead during the third quarter, outscoring the Warriors by 7 points to extend its lead to 14 points. The Lakers put the game out of reach during the fourth quarter and won 74-48.
Hannibal was led by Trevor Alton with 19 points, followed by Sam McCraith and Billy Skipper with 9 points each. Austin Mattison added 6 points.
The Warriors and the Rebels went at it again Feb. 11, the second time they met in five days.
A-P-W jumped out to an 11-3 lead over the Warriors during the first quarter. But Hannibal got right back into it during the second quarter, outscoring the Rebels by 9 points to take a slim 1-point advantage into the half.
The Warriors built on their lead during the third quarter, outscoring A-P-W by 6 points and then didn’t let up in the fourth quarter to end with an 11-point win.
Leading the way for Altmar-Parish-Williamstown was Sage Bartlett with 20 points, followed by Masto Wada with 8, Baron Correll and Jarid Paninski scored 6 points each and Kenny Benedetto added 3 points.
Hannibal was led by Billy Skipper with 14 points, followed by Charlie McCraith and Trevor Alton with 12 points each, Zane Pointon with 8 and Sam McCraith and Austin Mattison combined to score 8 points for the Warriors.