Hannibal tops Western again

Last Friday the Hannibal girls’ basketball team played and beat Western at the John Wood Community College Rumble on the River. In an odd twist of scheduling, the Lady Pirates played Western again Monday night, and beat the Lady Wolves 60-48.

A high scoring first quarter had the Lady Pirates trailing Western 18-15 after eight minutes of play, but Hannibal’s defense clamped down on Western in the second quarter. The Lady Pirates doubled up the Lady Wolves 18-9 to take a 33-27 lead into the break.

When play resumed in the third quarter, the Lady Pirates continued their hot shooting and again doubled up Western, 16-8. Hannibal went into the final eight minutes of play with a 49-35 lead.

The Lady Pirates had points coming from all over their roster, but none were as hot as Theresa Sheffer. Sheffer finished the night with 21 points. Lauren Holliday turned in 13 points while Paige Utterback and Anasia Elder both finished with 8 points.

With the win, Hannibal improves to 3-4 on the season. The victory also matches Hannibal’s win total from one year ago.

Hannibal will be off until Dec. 28 when the Lady Pirates travel to Highland Tournament.