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Huskies hold on for victory

Looking to stay within shouting distance of Big Sky Conference leaders Dufur and Horizon Christian, the Sherman Huskies used its trio of Austin Kaseberg, Ben Holliday and Max Martin to jump to a 21-9 lead through one quarter of boy’s basketball action enroute to a 59-56 win Friday on the road over Condon-Wheeler.

Using that hot start to the game, the Huskies rolled out to a healthy 18-4 lead at one points before the Knights inched closer with a 5-3 output for the 12-point deficit.

Condon crept closer to 31-26 at the break after a 17-10 spurt in the second frame, and worked a 13-12 split in the third period to make it 43-39 with eight minutes left in the contest.

“After taking an 18-4 lead, we let the Knights back in the game,” said Sherman head coach Bill Blevins. “(I am) happy to win on the road, but need to play more consistent still.”

All told, the Huskies sank 25 field goals, three from 3-point territory, and hit on 6 of 10 free throws.

Kaseberg notched 27 points, and both Holliday and Martin checked in with 12 points apiece.

Sherman (6-5 overall, 1-1 league) hosts No. 1-ranked Horizon Christian (9-1) at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in Moro.

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