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College Basketball: Hanover
vs. Baldwin Wallace (at Wooster)
wrestling starts season with three wins at Friday Night Quads
the second match of the night, the Cubs got a victory over the host
finished the night with a dominating win over Salem, 66-18. The majority
of the Cubs won by forfeit, taking the first six weight divisions.
Cubs (3-0) will be at Providence on Tuesday evening.
The Panther (1-0) earned their second straight win to start a season, and have now won five of their last seven season-openers. Hanover also scored over 100 points for the fourth time under head coach Jon Miller, and for the first time in a season opener since Miller arrived in 2008-09.
The Blue and Red never trailed in the opening game of the Thomas More (Ky.) Jim Conner Classic, as they made their first four shots and seven of their first 10 attempts to open up a 17-5 advantage, less than five minutes in.
Hanover continued to grow its lead over the remainder of the opening half, finishing the first 20 minutes of play with a 69-28 lead over the Golden Eagles (2-4). The Panthers logged a .614 shooting clip in the first half, including 10-of-19 makes from behind the arc. The 69-point explosion bested last year's highest total for single half by one point.
Overall, Hanover finished with a .520 field goal percentage, while holding KSU-T to under 33 percent shooting. The Blue and Red also made 16-of-34 attempts from three-point range, marking the team's highest three-point total since the start of the 2010-11 campaign.
The Panthers played all 18 players in the second half, outscoring the Golden Eagles by 13 points to cap off the 103-49 triumph. The 54-point victory is HC's largest since a 118-65 win over Ohio State-Lima on Dec. 20, 2016.
Leading the charge offensively was senior Wes McKinney (Batesville, Ind.). The preseason first team All-American posted 21 points on 8-of-15 shooting, with four makes coming from long range. McKinney also added four rebounds in just 14 minutes of action.
Junior Nick White (New Albany, Ind.) made the first start of his career, as he recorded 10 points and a career high eight rebounds. Overall, HC enjoyed a 52-22 edge on the glass.
Hanover received a 56-point production from its bench Friday, with sophomore Kevin Williams (Edinburgh, Ind.) and freshman Isaac Hibbard (New Albany, Ind.) leading the way with 11 and 10 points respectively. Hibbard was also one of five Panther players to record at least three assists in the victory. Senior Levi Buck (Pendleton, Ind.) dished out a team high four helpers, while pitching in with eight points.
The Panthers posted 20 or more assists in five games last year, including a season-high 30 in the 2016-17 opener against Boyce (Ky.). Hanover finished with a 26-7 edge in assists Friday evening. The team also outscored KSU-T in the paint, 40-18.
The Blue and Red will look for their second straight 2-0 start Saturday, when they square off with Otterbein (Ohio) in a 2 p.m., neutral site contest.
hammers Spalding in women's
basketball season opener
The Panthers will look to continue their formidable form this weekend, when they travel to compete in a pair of neutral site contests at the Wooster (Ohio) Nan Nichols Classic. Hanover opens tournament play at 1 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 18, against Baldwin Wallace (Ohio).
fans encouraged to join Seatbelt
Representatives from the Kentucky State Police (KSP), the Kentucky Office of Highway Safety (KOHS) and Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) Insurance Company will be giving away free red or blue t-shirts to the first 1,000 fans who arrive with their seat belts fastened at Kroger Field in Lexington between 10:00 and 11:30 a.m. and Papa John’s Stadium in Louisville between 2:00 and 3:30 p.m. The shirts will feature a special message: #FinishStrong (Kentucky\Louisville) — Never Miss A Game — Buckle Up! under a stylized graphic of football laces.
The highest fan turnout wins friendly bragging rights before the annual gridiron match-up on November 25.
KSP Commissioner Rick Sanders says the events are designed to use the intra-state football rivalry to focus attention on the “Finish Strong” highway safety program, which encourages motorists to finish the last quarter of the year strong by buckling up and arriving alive.
Patrick to step away from full-time
told AP it took her many months
to come to the realization
her career is all but over.
Once she accepted it, the idea
of ending her career at Indy
popped into her head. She told
her agent, and she's been working
on putting together "The
Danica Double" over the
last several weeks.