Hanna defeated Hillcrest 53-42 in state playoff action Tuesday Night. The girls raced out to a quick 17-5 first quarter advantage. Hillcrest, who won 6 of their last 7 games going into tonight, made a big run in the second quarter. But the Lady Jackets answered by scoring 8 points in the final 90 seconds of the half (7 of those points by Alexis Glover). Both teams traded blows in the second half but Hanna held on to pick up the win. Hanna was led in scoring by Maleia Bracone who had 21 points. Freshman Dro Lee added 12 points.
Tonight’s win is the third straight year the Hanna Girls have won their first round playoff game. Friday the girls will travel to Nations Ford High School for second round action.