ASHTON, W.Va. — The Hannan boys basketball team kept things interesting in the middle periods, but a strong start and a solid finish ultimately allowed visiting Wayne to secure 44-35 victory Wednesday night in a non-conference matchup in Mason County.
The Wildcats (2-15) fell behind 14-6 after eight minutes of play, but the hosts responded with a 20-16 run over the next two frames to pull within 30-26 headed into the finale. The Pioneers, however, closed regulation with a 14-9 surge to wrap up the nine-point decision.
The triumph allowed Wayne (5-9) to claim a season sweep of Hannan after posting a 67-41 win at WHS back on December 14. The Wildcats have now lost 10 straight decisions, and the previous Wayne loss started this current HHS skid.
Hannan made a 10-6 run in the second canto to pull within 20-16 at the intermission, then both team netted 10 points apiece for a four-point contest headed into the fourth.
Tyler Burns led the hosts with a game-high 17 points, followed by Paul Holley with eight markers. Brad Fannin and Kade McCoy each contributed three points, while Ty Paige and Tyler Jenkins netted two markers apiece. HHS hit six trifectas and went 3-of-12 at the free throw line for 25 percent.
Alex Elkins, Brett Justice and Brayden Baker all paced Wayne with 11 points each. The guests hit two three-pointers and converted 6-of-17 charity tosses for 35 percent.