ASHTON, W.Va. — The Hannan boys basketball team had its two-game winning streak come to an end Friday night during a 53-32 setback to visiting Lawrence County during a non-conference matchup in Mason County.
The Wildcats (2-8) were without leading scorer Jacob Taylor — who was out due to an ankle injury — but the hosts still kept pace with the Bulldogs (5-8) through three quarters of play. Lawrence County, however, blew the game wide open in the fourth, as the guests turned a two-possession lead into a comfortable 21-point decision.
LCHS — which is based in Louisa, Ky. — jumped out to a small 9-5 edge after eight minutes of play, then went on a slim 9-7 run in the second canto to take an 18-12 lead into the intermission. Both teams traded 10 points in the third period, leaving HHS facing a 28-22 deficit headed into the finale.
The Bulldogs, however, closed regulation with a 25-10 charge for to wrap up a season sweep. LCHS also defeated Hannan 80-51 in the season opener at home back on Dec. 9.
Brad Fannin led Hannan with seven points, followed by Ty Page, Tyler Jenkins and Kade McCoy with six markers apiece. Stephen Burns added three points to the losing cause, while Charles Mayes rounded out the scoring with one point. The Wildcats were 6-of-9 at the free throw line for 67 percent.
Hayden Kiser paced the Bulldogs with a game-high 19 points, followed by Austin Chaffin with seven points and Caleb Bailey with five markers. The guests were 7-of-11 at the charity stripe for 64 percent.
Hannan returns to action Tuesday when it hosts Teays Valley Christian in a non-conference contest at 7:30 p.m.