ASHTON, W.Va. — It’s not how you start something, but rather how you finish it.
The Hannan boys basketball team stormed out to an six-point first quarter advantage, but visiting Calvary Baptist Academy rallied with a 52-32 charge over the final three periods to secure a 64-50 decision Tuesday night during a non-conference matchup in Mason County.
The host Wildcats (2-9) led 18-12 after eight minutes of play, but the Patriots (10-1) countered with a 15-10 surge in the second canto to pull within 28-27 at the intermission. CBA then followed with a 10-8 run in the third period to claim a 37-36 edge headed into the finale.
Down the stretch, the Patriots nearly doubled the Wildcats’ point production — as the guests used a 27-14 charge to pull away and wrap up the 14-point decision. Calvary Baptist also claimed a season sweep after posting a 50-47 home win back on December 18.
Ty Paige led the Wildcats with 12 points, followed by Tyler Burns with nine points and Paul Holley with eight markers. Brad Fannin and Kade McCoy each chipped in seven points, while Tyler Jenkins added three markers.
Brad Holley and Daniel Black rounded out the respective scoring with two points apiece. Hannan — which has now lost four straight decisions — went 9-of-16 at the free throw line for 56 percent.
Jace Heller paced the Patriots with a game-high 34 points, followed by Trent Spears with 18 markers.