HANCOCK - The Hancock girls basketball team has recovered from an 0-3 start by winning four of its last five games, the latest a nailbiting 35-33 victory Tuesday over Williamsport.
It was the third straight win for Hancock (4-4) and the sixth straight loss for Williamsport (1-7).
Hancock did not place a single player in double figures, with Dana Beaver scoring a team-high nine points to go along with eight rebounds and four steals. Jennifer Willison's 20 rebounds against a tall Wildcats team proved to be the difference.
"It was tough trying to get in there, because Williamsport had some height," Willison said. "I work hard for those rebounds. I think that our defense was the key to our win tonight. We are finally starting to come together as a team."
"That is what we expected out of (Willison)," Hancock coach Rocky Wills said. "She does a good job of getting herself in position to get some defensive rebounds. Once in a while, she'll sneak in there and get some offensive rebounds. It is all about position."