Unioto ran their SVC record winning streak to 58 straight and are (3-0) in the conference following their win at Piketon, Friday night. That coupled with a Paint Valley 59-55 win over Southeastern, leaves the Shermans alone in first place.
Unioto blistered the nets in every quarter, but the second quarter, shooting 25/46 for 54% for the game. They shot 71% in the opening period, 27% in the second, 60% in the third and 55% in the fourth. They also were 4/17 from the arc and 8/15 at the foul line.
The Redstreaks shot a chilly 31% for the game, going 18/52. They were 3/13 from the arc and 13/20 from the line.
Despite grabbing 12 offensive rebounds, Piketon was out-rebounded for the game 30-28. The Shermans committed 13 turnovers and Piketon 12.
The Shermans had three players in double figures, led by Brandon Kennedy's 20 points. Peyton Hill had a double-double of 16 points/11 rebounds and Gabe Fisher added 13 points. Logan Swackhammer scored 8 points and dished-out 12 assists.
Piketon was led by Tanner Perdue's 22 points, all but 6 in the second half.
Unioto now leads the SVC pack at 3-0, Piketon, Zane Trace, Southeastern and Westfall are 2-1, Paint Valley is 1-2 and Adena and Huntington are 0-3.
Saturday is "Super Saturday" in the SVC, with every level of high school girls and boys basketball games all playing the same day.
94 Country WKKJ will be broadcasting Southeastern at Zane Trace, with airtime for the varsity boys game sometime between 6:30-7pm.
To hear the play-by-play of Mike Smith and Tom Beard's call of Friday's game on WKKJ, go to our podcast link below...