The Hannibal girls’ basketball team got back on the winning track Friday night with a 49-42 win over Western at John Wood Community College’s Rumble on the River.
The Lady Pirates jumped out to a 10-5 lead in the first quarter and then extended that to 25-10 by the end of the first half.
Western battled back in the third quarter, outscoring Hannibal 18-7, but it wasn’t enough to take the lead. The Lady Pirates went into the final eight minutes leading 32-28.
Both teams battled during the fourth quarter, but Hannibal came out the victor. The Lady Pirates outscored the Lady Wolves 17-14 to earn their second win of the year.
Hannibal’s Theresa Sheffer and Jodeci Washington led all scorers as both players finished with 18 points. Melanie Blase chipped in 8 points for Hannibal.
The Lady Pirates next game will be a familiar one, as these same two teams will match up again on Monday night at Korf Gymnasium.