For three quarters, the Sherman Huskies stayed right on task with No. 1-ranked Horizon Christian, but a 16-4 second-quarter run provided all of the cushion needed to propel the Hawks to their 19th consecutive win, 63-42, Friday night in a Big Sky boy’s contest in Hood River.
Horizon led 16-13 after one quarter and padded that slim lead with outputs of 16-4 and 12-10 in the next two frames to jump ahead by a 44-27 margin entering the fourth quarter.
Matt Totaro had 25 points, and Wes Johnston kicked in 11 for the Hawks, who sank 26 field goals, three from 3-point land and went 8 for 13 from the line.
“I was really happy the way we played the first quarter,” said Sherman coach Bill Blevins, whose team played their fourth game in five nights Friday. “The second quarter was a different story. We lost our composure and Horizon really hurt us on the boards. We took some shots that were low percentage and that really hurt us. You just can’t have lapses against the No. 1-ranked team.”
Max Martin ended the game with 21 points, and junior guard, Austin Kaseberg had nine.