The Franklin College men’s basketball team saw its season end in a 78-70 loss at Hanover in the first round of the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Tournament on Tuesday.
Hanover (18-8) led 50-35 with 15:31 left before Franklin (10-16) mounted a second-half charge. The Panthers held a 57-44 advantage following a 3-point field goal by Ethan Black with 9:40 left.
Franklin went on a 15-6 run over the next five minutes to trim the deficit to four points, 63-59. Later, a 3-pointer by sophomore Trae Washington got the Grizzlies within 64-62 at the 4:01 mark.