ASHTON, W.Va. — A slow start led to a bad finish for the Hannan boys basketball team Tuesday night following a 62-47 setback to visiting Sherman in a non-conference matchup in Mason County.
The host Wildcats (0-1) fell behind 14-6 after eight minutes of play, then the Tide (1-0) gradually extended their lead over the next three frames to wrap up the 15-point season opening decision.
Sherman extended its eight-point first quarter advantage to a 29-17 at the break following a 15-11 run, then closed the second half with a small 33-30 edge. SHS also led 45-32 headed into the finale.
Tyler Burns paced Hannan with 11 points, followed by Paul Holley and Ty Paige with 10 markers apiece. Tyler Jenkins also had six points in the losing effort.
Brad Fannin and Daniel Black each contributed four points for HHS, while Charles Mayes rounded things out with two markers. The hosts were 8-of-21 at the free throw line for 38 percent.
Blake Brewer led Sherman with a game-high 19 points, followed closely by Cody Muncy with 18 markers. SHS was 17-of-45 at the charity stripe for 38 percent.