Hanover shot 54 percent and made 12 3-point field goals to earn a 92-83 victory against the Franklin College women’s basketball team in Saturday’s semifinals of the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Tournament at Transylvania in Lexington, Ky.
Franklin ends the 2013-14 season with a 14-13 record, marking the program’s sixth consecutive winning season.
Junior Lindsey Dall led the Grizzlies with 21 points and 10 rebounds in Saturday’s loss.
Freshman Lexi Ingram scored a career-high 17 points and made five 3-point field goals.
Hanover (17-9) got 22 points each from Jessie Davidson and Alicia Hopkins. The Panthers led 53-39 at halftime behind 67 percent shooting.
Franklin cut the deficit to 59-50 with 14:59 left after a layup from sophomore Katie Brewer. The Grizzlies trailed 63-57 following a three-pointer by Dall at the 13:09 mark.
A three-pointer by Ingram trimmed the margin to three points, 63-60, with 12:04 remaining.
But an 11-1 run for Hanover during the next four minutes pushed the lead to 13 points, 74-61, at the 8:30 mark.
Franklin got as close as eight points, 82-74, after another three-pointer by Ingram with 4:32 left.
Freshman Kayle Comer and junior Nichole Thompson each scored nine points for the Grizzlies.