WAYNE, W.Va — A 14-3 third quarter surge ultimately allowed Wayne to claim a 49-40 victory over visiting Hannan Friday night during a non-conference boys basketball contest in Wayne County.
The Wildcats (0-3) hung around with the host Pioneers (1-1) for most of the evening, as both teams were tied at 20-all at the intermission. WHS stormed out to a 14-8 edge after eight minutes of play, but Hannan countered with a 12-6 run in the second canto to knot things up at the half.
The Pioneers made their big move in the third canto, which gave the hosts a 34-23 lead headed into the finale. HHS answered with a 17-7 run to pull within 41-40, but Wayne scored the final eight points in regulation to wrap up the nine-point triumph.
Ty Page led Hannan with 14 points, followed by Jacob Taylor with eight points and Paul Holley with five markers. Brad Fannin and Tyler Jenkins added respective totals of four and three points, while James Brumfield, Brandon Holley and Kade McCoy rounded things out with two markers each.
Caldwell paced the hosts with 17 points, followed by Marsh with 14 and Ferguson with eight markers.
Hannan returns to action Tuesday when it travels to Teays Valley Christian for a non-conference matchup at 6 p.m.