Anticipation

Hanover’s Noah Williams holds his follow-through on a 3-pointer as fans look on in anticipation during the Panthers’ win over Franklin on Wednesday.

Hanover dominated rival Franklin in every facet of the game, rolling to an 81-57 win in men’s basketball at home on Wednesday.

The Panthers shot 57% from the floor — including 63% in the second half — and outscored the Grizzlies 33-15 from the 3-point arc. Hanover also held a 33-25 advantage in rebounds.

That dominance allowed Hanover to build a 36-28 lead by halftime, then roll over Franklin 45-29 in the second half en route to the win.

Matt Munoz was 9-of-14 from the floor and scored 20 points while pulling down six rebounds to lead Hanover. Max Greenamoyer hit three 3-pointers and scored 15 points for the Panthers while Ty Houston had 14 points, including a monster slam dunk in the second half.

Ty Wright led Franklin with 19 points and nine rebounds. Carter Crowe added 14 points and Reggie McDonald had 12.

Hanover, now 10-2 overall, sits alone the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference at 6-1, one game ahead of Manchester and Anderson. The Panthers host Manchester today and then head to Transylvania on Wednesday.

Women hold off Franklin

Hanover women’s basketball hit as many free throws as Franklin attempted to hold on for a 65-59 road win on Wednesday.

The Panthers shot 10% lower from the floor than Franklin (40% to 30%), but went to the free-throw line 30 times in the game. Hanover didn’t exactly burn up the net, hitting only 17 attempts, but that disparity at the line proved to be the difference.

Grace Bezold scored 18 points and had six rebounds to lead Hanover Callie Wilder and Taylor Heath came off the bench to score 11 and 10 points, respectively.

Hanover, now 6-5 overall and 3-3 HCAC, hosts Manchester today and hosts league-leading Transylvania on Wednesday.

Trimble falls to Owen

Trimble County suffered a 65-35 loss to Owen County on the road on Thursday.

Hunter Kelly scored 11 points to lead Trimble while Dalton Penick had nine.

James Thomas Wilcoxson scored eight points and Tate Ogburn added five for the Raiders.

Trimble, now 5-13 overall on the season, falls to 2-4 in the North Central Kentucky Conference and 2-3 in 31st District play. The Raiders host Woodford County tonight and host Carroll County on Tuesday.