Thursday, Girls (5-1) home vs. Piketon (6-2) - All-Time Series, Unioto leads 63-23.
The last game for the girls team before Christmas will have them hosting the Redstreaks of Piketon. Piketon is led by seniors Grace Lightle and Ally Crothers and both can really fill up the stat sheet. Coach Coreno's teams are always known for their great patience and defense, which appear to be consistent once again this winter. For the Shermans to move to 6-0 in the SVC, they will need Jocie Fisher (20.2 ppg) to continue to dominate the paint against the undersized Redstreaks. The Shermans depth was on display at Westfall on Saturday evening as 9 different players scored in the 70-48 victory. That depth will need to continue as the Tanks roll into the new year.
Friday, Boys (3-3) away at Paint Valley (3-3) - All-Time Series, Unioto leads 83-40.
A major road test for the young Tanks will occur outside of Bainbridge on Friday evening. The Bearcats are experienced and very athletic, led by juniors Bryce Newland and Cruz McFadden. Seniors Caden Grubb and Hunter Hamlin also bring talent and lots of big game experience. The Shermans will have to keep the long Bearcats off the offensive glass and finally knock down some open looks. Cameron DeBord had his breakout a week ago, look for brother Carson DeBord to do likewise this weekend. If the Tanks want to keep hope alive for a 6th straight SVC title, then every league game from here on out is a must win, starting with Friday.
Saturday, Boys home vs. Adena (5-1) - All-Time Series, Unioto leads 63-50.
After a major test on Friday at Paint Valley, things will not get any easier when the Adena Warriors roll into Frenchtown on Saturday evening. Adena is currently unbeaten in league play and rolling with a 5 game winning streak. The Warriors have a nice blend of seniors and sophomores with a ton of length, athleticism, and basketball talent. The Tanks will have their hands full, but another good performance from senior Gabe McBee would go a long way in having the Shermans go into Christmas on a winning note.
We need lots of energy from the crowd and student body this week to help push our squads to victory. The energy has been amazing so far and we are excited to see it continue for our ever improving team!