Grizzlies fight back for win over Hanover

Having lost three of their last four conference games, Franklin College’s men’s basketball team needed a signature victory at home Wednesday night and they got it.

Fighting back from a 38-35 halftime deficit to Heartland College Athletic Conference rival Hanover, the Grizzlies used smart defense backed up by their guard-speed to accelerate past the Panthers, 78-76.

Hanover got the best of the Grizzlies from the opening tip, scoring four straight layups. But with a few defensive adjustments, Hanover’s inside game went away.

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