Hannah Has Hot Hand: Hits Ten Three's In Chipola Win
November 23, 2007
By Chipola Staff
Sophomore Clevin Hannah scorched the nets
on Friday afternoon for 32 points, helping
lead the Chipola Indians to an 84-68 win
over Georgia Perimeter in the Rick Flores
Classic at Okaloosa-Walton College.
The future Wichita State Shocker was simply on fire, connecting on a school record ten three point field goals in just eleven tries.
“I was feeling it,” said Hannah. “They kept leaving me open at the top of the key, which got me going in the first half. Everyone was looking for me then. I was just knocking the shots down when they came to me.”
Hannah’s 32 points set a new season high for an individual Indian player. He is now averaging 12.4 points per game, while shooting an unbelievable 66% from beyond the 3pt line (25-38).
“Ever since I’ve known Clevin, he always makes those plays,” said Chipola coach Greg Heiar. “It really wasn’t a surprise to me, because any time this team has gotten down, Clev just puts this team on his back. That’s what great point guards do.”
Chipola came out of the gates sluggish, trailing 23-8 with 9:03 to play in the first half. That’s when the Indians picked it up on defense and Hannah came to life.
Over the course of the final nine minutes of the first half, Chipola outscored Georgia Perimeter 34-8. Hannah went 7 for 7 from the 3pt line during that stretch.
“Great point guards are pass first guys,” said Heiar. “But when the team needs him, that’s when its time to take over. The team needed him tonight, which just goes to show how great of a player that young man is.”
Chipola, now 8-0 on the season, also got a strong outing from freshman Gary Flowers. Flowers ended the evening with a double-double, scoring 10 points and hauling in 11 rebounds.
Sophomore Malik Alvin was solid at the point. He too scored 10 points, while dishing out a team high 6 assists and grabbing 5 rebounds.
The Indians resume play tomorrow at 3:30 pm against USC-Salkehatchie in the Flores Classic. Chipola defeated USC-Salkehatchie last weekend in Atlanta, 81-57.