ASHTON, W.Va. — The Hannan boys basketball team earned it’s second win of the season Thursday night and it came against the same team the first victory came against.The Wildcats had already beaten Van once this year, on December 11th, and they did it again by the count of 60-41 in Mason County.
HHS (2-5) jumped out to an early lead with a 19-to-5 run in the first quarter. The Bulldog defense tightened up in the second period but Hannan still managed to out score the visitors 7-to-6 in the period. The Wildcats led 26-11 at halftime.
The Hannan offense had its best period of the night coming out of the break, as the Wildcats out scored Van 21-6 over eight minutes. HHS led by 30 headed into the finale and cruised to the 60-41 victory.
Hannan was led by junior Ty Paige with 14 points on the night and Tyler Jenkins with 11. Dakota Fannin finished with nine points, Paul Holley chipped in with seven and Brad Fannin finished with five. Kade McCoy, Charles Mayes and Tyler Burns each finished with four points in the triumph, while Daniel Black had two points to round out the HHS scoring. Hannan was 7-of-12 from the charity stripe equaling 58.3 percent.
The Bulldogs were led by Brandon Elswick with 13 points, Logan Crouse with eight points, Brayden White with eight points and Edward Yeager with seven points.Van was 15-of-38 (39.5 percent) from the free throw line on the night.