Freshman Kaylee Falconer led the Hannibal Lady Pirates to a 59-48 victory over No. 3 seed Christian in the first round of the Warrenton Winter Classic on Monday night.

Falconer scored 21 points for Hannibal (4-6), while senior Emily Albright finished with 17.

The Lady Pirates led the Lady Eagles 27-24 at halftime, pushed their advantage to 12 points by the end of the third quarter and never looked back from there. 

Hannibal, the No. 6 seed, faces No. 2 seed Francis Howell Central in the tourney semifinals at 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday.