Kirksville hands Hannibal boys first conference loss

Courier-Post Staff
Posted: Feb. 4, 2019 5:40 pm

Hannibal High School's boys basketball team suffered its first NCMC loss of the season Friday night when it dropped a 65-61 decision in Kirksville.
Hannibal entered the fourth quarter clinging to a three-point lead, 52-49. The Tigers pulled out the win on the strength of a 16-9 scoring edge in the fourth quarter.
Dezi Jones paced the Pirates' offense with 33 points. He had big first and third quarters, reaching double figures - 10 and 13 points, respectively - in each of the stanzas.
The loss dropped Hannibal to 11-4 overall.
The Pirates were scheduled to play West Hancock Saturday in the QND Shoot Out.


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