ASHTON, W.Va. — A slow start led to a tough finish for the Hannan boys basketball team Saturday night following a 75-56 setback to visiting Calhoun County in a non-conference matchup in Mason County.
The host Wildcats (1-3) matched the Red Devils (2-3) with 32 points apiece through the middle quarters, but the difference came in the first canto as CCHS claimed 17-6 lead after eight minutes of play.
The guests went on a small 17-15 second quarter run to secure a 34-21 edge at the break, but HHS countered with a 17-15 run to close to within 49-38 headed into the finale.
The Wildcats never came closer than three possessions the rest of the way as Calhoun County closed regulation with a 26-18 surge, wrapping up the 19-point decision.
Tyler Burns poured in a game-high 30 points to lead Hannan, followed by Charles Mayes with 15 points and Will Harbour with six markers. Adam Wilson and Dakota Fannin rounded out the respective scoring with four and two points.
The Wildcats sank 13-of-24 free throw attempts for 54 percent, while the guests netted 14-of-20 charity tosses for 70 percent.
Tyler Sims paced CCHS with 25 points, followed by Ryan Slider and Sam Brady with 15 markers each. Brady and Slider also had double-double efforts with 12 and 10 rebounds, respectively.