SCOTT DEPOT, W.Va. — A slow start led to a bad finish for the Hannan boys basketball team Tuesday night during a 72-41 setback to host Teays Valley Christian in a non-conference matchup in Cabell County.
The visiting Wildcats (0-4) never led in the contest, as the Lions jumped out to a 19-8 advantage after eight minutes of play. The hosts kept that momentum going in the second canto, using a 22-9 surge to take a 41-17 intermission advantage.
TVC went on a 16-6 run in the third period for a comfortable 57-23 cushion headed into the finale, but Hannan closed regulation with an 18-15 spurt to wrap up the 31-point decision.
Jacob Taylor led the Wildcats with 14 points, followed by Ty Page with 11 points and Paul Holley with seven markers. Kade McCoy chipped in four points, while Brad Fannin and Brian Smith added two markers each. Dakota Fannin rounded out the scoring with one point.
Jonah Cosby paced the Lions with a game-high 23 points, followed by Elias Beacom with 12 points and Justin Wojcieszak with 10 markers.
Hannan returns to action Friday when it participates in the Ironton Holiday Tournament at 2:30 p.m.