The Unioto Shermans rallied from a slow start, to edge the Chillicothe Cavaliers 48-45, Friday at Hatton Gym. Chillicothe fired out of the gate with leads of 7-0 and 11-1, before the Shermans came to life.
CHS led 13-6 at the end of the first quarter, but Unioto went to a zone defense in the second quarter to slow the Cavs offense, and helped the Tanks to an 18-17 halftime lead.
Unioto extended that lead to 37-32 after three periods and never trailed the rest of the game, although CHS pulled to within two points.
The Shermans had three men in double figures- led by Logan Swackhammer's 20 points. Peyton Hill came in with 12, with 9 of those in the second half. Brandon Kennedy added 10.
The Cavs' Branden Maughmer led all players with 22 points, followed by Jayvon Maughmer's 13 points.
Both teams were 18/40 from the field for 45%, with CHS 3/13 from the arc and Unioto 2/10. The difference in the contest was on the charity stripe, where Unioto was 10/13 compared the the Cavs 6-8.
Chillicothe falls to (6-2) on the season, but are still unbeaten headed into their FAC match at Jackson Saturday night. Unioto improves to (5-1) and are also unbeaten in the SVC.
Chillicothe bounces back into FAC action Saturday, traveling to Jackson in a key league meeting. News Radio WBEX & iHeart Radio has the call with airtime at approximately 7:15pm.
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