VAN, W.Va. — A 20-13 fourth quarter surge ultimately allowed the Hannan boys basketball team to pick up its first win of the 2012-13 season Tuesday night following a 72-66 decision over host Van in a non-conference matchup in Boone County.
Both teams battled through numerous ties and lead changes throughout the course of three quarters of play, as the Bulldogs led 37-36 at the half and 53-52 headed into the finale. Both teams were tied at 14 through eight minutes of play.
The visiting Wildcats (1-2) went on a 10-4 run to establish a 62-57 lead with just under five minutes remaining, and the hosts never led the rest of the way. HHS — which hit eight trifectas in the triumph — connected on 14-of-20 free throw attempts for 70 percent.
The Bulldogs, conversely, netted six three-pointers and went 14-of-27 at the charity stripe for 52 percent.
Tyler Burns led a balanced Hannan attack with 15 points, followed by Tyler Jenkins with 14 points and Brad Fannin with 13 markers. Paul Holley and Ty Paige respectively chipped in 12 and 10 points to the winning cause, while Kade McCoy rounded things out with eight markers.
Brandon Elswick paced Van with a game-high 29 points, followed by Keith Blevins with 13 points and Logan Krouse with 11 markers.