MT. ZION, W.Va. — Host Calhoun County opened up a 17-8 first quarter advantage and never looked back during a 68-49 victory over the Hannan boys basketball team in a non-conference matchup Monday night.
The visiting Wildcats (1-4) trailed by nine points after eight minutes of play, then the Red Devils (1-4) kept that momentum going into the second period after using a 15-10 run to claim a 32-18 advantage at the intermission.
Hannan made its biggest charge of the night in the third canto, as the Blue and Gold went on a 25-18 surge to cut their deficit down to 50-43 headed into the finale. The hosts, however, closed regulation with an 18-6 run to wrap up the 19-point decision.
Tyler Burns led HHS with a game-high 18 points, followed by Brad Fannin with 10 points and Kade McCoy with eight markers. Paul Holley chipped in seven points, while Ty Paige and Daniel Black respectively rounded out the scoring with four and two markers.
Hannan was 7-of-10 at the free throw line for 70 percent and also made four trifectas in the setback. CCHS, conversely, made six three-pointers and sank 12-of-19 charity tosses for 63 percent.
Mark Sheldon paced the hosts with 16 points, followed by Ryan Slider with 14 markers. Trent Phillips and Ricky Hall both contributed 11 points apiece to the winning cause, while Tyler Gerwig added 10 markers.