Historically, the boys hockey team is the best winter sports team at Hanover High, and understandably so; last year, they went all the way to the TD Garden and brought home the state championship. This year, though, the best winter sports team might not be playing in a rink but in a gym. The boys basketball team is off to one of its hottest starts in quite some time, earning a record of 7-1 and playing unbelievable basketball. The team averages 61 points per game and has held teams to under 50 points in 6 of their 8 games so far. Both their offense and defense are improving; in their most recent game, they allowed just 36 points and scored 80 in a win over North Quincy.
The boys season has gone like this so far in 2016-17:
- Plymouth North 47 @ Hanover 61
- Hanover 58 @ Rockland 50
- Hanover 61 @ Plymouth South 43
- Hanover 54 @ Hingham 58
- Whitman-Hanson 49 @ Hanover 52
- Medfield 43 @ Hanover 64
- Norwell 48 @ Hanover 60
- Hanover 80 @ North Quincy 30
Coach Hannigan preaches defensive toughness and productivity to his team. The offense is lead by Juniors JP Landry and Matt Delahunt, while the defensive side of the floor is held down by seniors Freddy Damon and Pat Flynn. Both offensively and defensively, the team is orchestrated by senior point guard Zach Chase. That makes up the starting five for the Hanover Indians. The bench for the Indians is extremely deep, with Juniors Aaron Boise and Dan Hamza along with Sophomores Andrew Carroll and Steve Simon. Jake McInerney, Liam Flynn, Kevin Buckley and Mike Simon all bring unmatched energy and skill to complete the Indians roster. The team still has a lot of basketball to play, but as it sits right now, they will be tough for anyone to beat.