Tuesday: The girls team travels to take on Southeastern (5-0, 9-2)
All-Time Series: Unioto leads 59-43
Last Season: the Tanks swept the Panthers, 57-33 and 47-20
Preview: The Panthers returned 4 starters from a year ago and added senior Skyler Hice, who sat out last season with an injury. With a veteran team and Hice's talent and leadership, the Panthers have rolled to an outstanding start. The Shermans will need to continue their outstanding pressure defense that has held SVC teams to below 30 points per game in their first 5 league games. Seniors Amber Cottrill and Hallie Pinkerton will have the big defensive assignments as the Tanks look to win their 27th consecutive league game.
Thursday: The girls team will host Paint Valley (1-4, 2-9) to finish the first round of league play
All-Time Series: Unioto leads 72-19
Last Season: the Shermans swept the Bearcats, 79-36 and 51-19
Preview: The Bearcats have struggled in the early goings of the season, but feature several outstanding multi-sport athletes that can certainly cause some headaches for the Tanks. Seniors Emily Coleman and Cree Stulley will carry the scoring load once again, while sophomore Avery Miller looks to build off of an outstanding holiday break.
Friday: The boys travel to Williamsport to battle Westfall (2-4, 5-6)
All-Time Series: Unioto leads 55-43
Last Season: the teams split, each winning on the other's home court.
Preview: the Mustangs are led by the senior backcourt of Jay Wyman (12 ppg) and Hayden Lemaster, while 6'4 junior Luke Blackburn (11 ppg, 8 rpg) is a load inside for the scarlet and gray. Westfall has been somewhat up and down, but features several standout athletes and play very hard. It is never easy to win in the Dome, so the Shermans will need to continue their outstanding defensive efforts if they want to complete the first half of the league unbeaten.
Saturday: The boys travel to Greenfield to take on McClain (3-8)
All-Time Series: McClain leads 23-11
Last Season: the Shermans pulled off the upset at home, 57-55.
Preview: the Tigers have struggled in the early goings, after 2 of their 3 returning starters did not end up returning to the program for their senior seasons. However, they are led by an outstanding sophomore in Bryson Badgley (15.3 ppg) who is already a star and will continue to evolve his game.