A 27-13 scoring edge at the free throw line Wednesday night propelled the Hannibal Pirates past Wentzville Holt 76-72 in a consolation game in the Troy tournament.

A 27-13 scoring edge at the free throw line Wednesday night propelled the Hannibal Pirates past Wentzville Holt 76-72 in a consolation game in the Troy tournament.

Hannibal sealed the victory by sinking 15 of 16 free throws in the fourth quarter. Preston Bennett, who finished with 13 points, and Adreke Brumbaugh, who netted 12 points, were both 6 of 6 from the charity stripe in the final stanza. Dezi Jones, who led all scorers with 36 points, was also perfect at the line – 3 for 3 – in the fourth quarter.

For the game Hannibal was 27 of 32 from the line while Holt was 13 of 24.

Hannibal, 2-1, meets Columbia-Hickman in the final round of the Troy tourney Friday night.