Tonight (11/29) the Girls will host the Huntington Huntsmen in a battle between the 2 favorites in this season's SVC race. Huntington features a superstar and a budding star as well. Braiden Collins (35 ppg) is a senior spark plug who averaged 24 ppg as a junior and is off to an extremely fast start to her senior campaign. The Shermans were able to hold her to only 13 ppg in the 2 matchups last season. Another player to watch for the Huntsmen is Freshman Allison Basye (19 ppg). The versatile wing is going to be an extremely special player and will be a player to watch for the next 4 seasons.
The Shermans started off SVC play with a 77-18 win over Zane Trace on Tuesday, behind 19 points and 6 rebounds from Jocie Fisher. Emily Coleman, Amber Cottrill, and Jerzi Paul caused a lot of havoc for the Pioneers with 4 steals a piece. Last season, Unioto won both games with Huntington (57-27 & 59-46) and will look to continue their run of success against the Huntsmen (4 straight wins) by using their depth and athletes to get out in front early.
The JV game will only play 2 quarters, so get there early as the varsity game will likely start around 5:45.
Tomorrow night (11/30), the Boys will travel to Hocking County and take on the Logan Chieftains. Both squads are coming off of very successful 17/18 seasons where both went 22-3. One major difference between the 2 schools is that Unioto graduated 4 starters (7 overall), while Logan only graduated 1 starter (1 overall). Logan's one graduate was an outstanding player and vital piece to their success, however they still return Bo Myers (6'5 Sr, Malone University commit) who torched the Shermans for 32 points in the season opener a year ago.
It will be a new look for the Shermans, but not one without talent. Coach Hoops will have a lot of capable options and it will be interesting to see how they are mixed and matched against the Chieftains.
Series - Unioto leads 4-2.
Last Matchup - 2017, Logan won 71-56.