Unioto Defense Stifles Piketon In Second Half For 53-35 Win

Unioto overcame a strong Piketon start and put together an impressive finish of their own in a 53-25 win Saturday.

The Redstreaks held first half leads of 21-13 and 23-15, before the Shermans rallied to within 28-27 at halftime, then outscored Piketon 26-7 in the second half.

A big part of the second half turnaround was the Shermans defense, which forced 9 third quarter turnovers and 12 for the second half and 16 for the game. Piketon was also held to only 1/3 shooting from the field in the third period.

For the game, Unioto was 23/43 for 53%- including 3/11 from the arc and were 4/4 from the foul line. The Tanks committed 10 turnovers and commanded the rebounding with a 25-9 edge.

Piketon shot 11/27 for the game for only 40%- including 5/11 from the arc and added 8/11 from the charity stripe.

Unioto had three players in double figures, led by Isaac Little with 16 points and 9 rebounds, Evan Park with 13 points, 7 rebounds and a blocked shot, Cameron Debord with 11 points, Tayvion Galloway had 8 points, 5 rebounds and 2 blocks, while Gunnar Greenwalt scored 3 and Cater Markko with 2.

Piketon's Brody Fuller led the Streaks offense with 14 points- including 4 treys. Chris Chandler scored all 13 of his points in the first half and missed almost one quarter of the second half with what appeared to be a wrist injury. Sawyer Pendleton, Tra Swayne and Levi Gullion combined for the remaining 8 points.

Unioto improves to (2-0/3-2) and Piketon drops to (1-1/3-2).

Elsewhere in SVC action, Zane Trace Coach Gary Kellough won his 500th career game with a 65-41 victory over Huntington.

Paint Valley defeated Southeastern 57-53.

Listen to the WKKJ replay of Piketon at Unioto on our podcast link below....

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