Weather improved enough for activity to resume long before the Lakers ventured to Hannibal on Thursday night. And unlike with J-E, Cazenovia’s defense came along, turning into the dominant factor as it breezed past the Warriors 49-27.
Hannibal managed just two points in the first quarter, shut down by its own cold shooting and by the Lakers’ continual pressure. The Warriors never reached double digits on the scoreboard until the third quarter, by which point Cazenovia was in command.
Just to be sure, the Lakers closed with a 15-6 spurt, led by Hopsicker, whose 18 points included a trio of 3-pointers, and Vogl, who chimed in with 16 points. Together, they produced 15 of Cazenovia’s 21 field goals as no Hannibal player reached double figures.
Aside from the Westhill showdown, Cazenovia will also go to Onondaga Community College's Allyn Hall Jan. 19 for a doubleheader against Bishop Grimes as part of the day-long Pathfinder Bank Zebra Classic. The girls game tips off at 3:30 and the boys game starts at 5 p.m.