CHARGED UP: Hanover’s Kevin Williams (40) his teammates and fans react after he draws a foul during Saturday’s win over Franklin. (Staff photo by Mark Campbell)
CHARGED UP: Hanover’s Kevin Williams (40) his teammates and fans react after he draws a foul during Saturday’s win over Franklin. (Staff photo by Mark Campbell)
Hanover College basketball opened its Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference seasons Saturday by sweeping rival Franklin in a men’s-women’s doubleheader at Collier area with the women rolling by 17 points and the men winning by 22.

Hanover’s men rallied from a two-point halftime deficit to pull away for a dominating 75-58 win over Franklin in the the second matchup of the day.

Hanover trailed 36-34 after 20 minutes to play but caught fire over the final 20, shooting 52 percent (15-for-29) from the field over the stretch while holding Franklin to just 29 percent (8-of-28) shooting.

The result was a pair of big runs for the Panthers — 12-0 and 15-0 — to seize control of the contest and cruise to the win.

Cam Fails scored 22 points, had six assists, five rebounds and five steals to lead Hanover. Isaac Hibbard and Kevin Williams scored 12 points each and Zach Harp added 11.

Kyle Meyer led Franklin with 14 points. Matt Krause had 10 points and 14 rebounds and Sam Gutierrez had 10 points and 10 rebounds.

Hanover, (4-2, 1-0 HCAC) hosts Transylvania (Ky.) on Wednesday.

Hanover’s women dominated the Grizzlies 94-72 in Saturday’s opener.

The Panthers used a 14-3 run late in the first quarter to jump out to a 10-point lead and never looked back to beat their archrival. Hanover led 50-36 at halftime and 71-54 after three quarters.

Katie Hartman, a junior from Madison, continued her recent hot streak with 23 points to lead Hanover. Hartman shot 6-of-10 overall — 3-of-3 from beyond the arc — and hit all eight of her free-throw attempts to break into double-digits for the fourth time this season.

Alexis Nall added 18 points while Maleha Motter had 11 points and 14 rebounds for the Panthers. Claire Cromer scored 11 points and had four assists while Brooke Todd, a junior from Switzerland County, had nine points and nine rebounds.

Franklin’s Bayleigh Walker led all scorers with 25 points to go with 12 rebounds.

Hanover (4-2, 1-0 HCAC) visits Transylvania (Ky.) on Wednesday.

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SATURDAY’S MEN’S BOXSCORE

at Hanover

HANOVER 75, FRANKLIN 58



FRANKLIN (1-5, 0-1 HCAC — (c)Meyer 14, (g)Morris 12, (f)Gutierrez 10, Krause 10, (g)Anderson 5, Kennedy 4, Jones 3, (f)Goggans 0, York 0, Patterson 0, Mills 0.

HANOVER (4-2, 1-0 HCAC — (g)Fails 22, (g)Hibbard 12, (f)K. Williams 12, (g)Harp 11, (f)Robertson 8, Cloncs 8, Washburn 2, Ratts 0, J. Williams 0, Reed 0.



Halftime — Franklin 36-34. 3-Point Goals — Franklin 7 (Morris 2, Gutierrez 2, Anderson 1, Jones 1, Krause 1), Hanover 8 (Harp 3, Fails 2, Hibbard 1, Robertson 1, Cloncs 1). Rebounds — Franklin 41 (Krause 14, Gutierrez 10), Hanover 32 (Robertson 8). Assists — Franklin 10 (Gutierrez 4), Hanover 18 (Fails 6, Hibbard 6). Turnovers — Franklin 21, Hanover 10. Total Fouls — Franklin 21, Hanover 21. Free Throws — Franklin 11-18, Hanover 11-19. Fouled Out — None.

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SATURDAY’S WOMEN’S BOXSCORE

at Hanover

HANOVER 94, FRANKLIN 72



FRANKLIN 16 20 18 18 — 72

HANOVER 26 24 21 23 — 94



FRANKLIN (1-4, 0-1 HCAC) — (f)Walker 25, Carlton 11, (g)Ballard 7, (f)Cast 7, Ratliff 7, (g)Aycock 6, Welding 4, Day 2, Cross 2, Freije 1, (g)Yant 0, Nix 0, Stein 0, Ededuwa 0.

HANOVER (4-2, 1-0 HCAC) — (g)Hartman 23, (f)Nall 18, (g)Cromer 11, (f)Motter 11, (g)Todd 9, Kallmeyer 8, Chezum 6, Mills 3, Butler 3, Riggles 2, Walker 0, Messmore 0, Bivins 0, Tynan 0, Blume 0, Courtney 0, Huddleston 0.



3-Point Goals — Franklin 5 (Aycock 1, Ballard 1, Carlton 1, Ratliff 1, Cast 1), Hanover 9 (Hartman 3, Cromer 2, Chezum 2, Motter 1, Mills 1). Rebounds — Franklin 34 (Walker 12), Hanover 41 (Motter 14). Assists — Franklin 16 (Cast 4), Hanover 25 (Todd 9). Turnovers — Franklin 21, Hanover 23. Total Fouls — Franklin 20, Hanover 19. Free Throws — Franklin 15-21, Hanover 15-29. Fouled Out — None.