Playing against last-place Central Christian, the Sherman Huskies left nothing to chance Friday in taking a 54-39 road victory in Big Sky Conference West Division action in Redmond.
All the Huskies needed was a dominant opening frame to impose their will against the White Tigers, as a 24-4 split turned the tide for good.
Sherman led 37-13 at the break, and up by that significant margin, the reserves went to work and kept the double-digit lead intact event with a 20-8 Central surge in the final quarter of play.
In all, Sherman sank 21 field goals with seven coming from beyond the arc.
Max Martin netted a career-high 23 points, Isaiah Coles dropped nine and another freshman, Maverick Winslow notched seven points to pace the Husky offense.
For the White Tigers, they hit 14 field goals and rattled off an 8 for 19 split from the charity stripe.
“(I was) happy with our start of the game,” said Sherman head coach Bill Blevins. “(I) sat a couple of starters and gave some major minutes to reserves. Hopefully, that will pay off for our 3:30 game against Siletz Valley tomorrow (Saturday).”
The Huskies (6-6 overall, 1-2 league) host Trout Lake, Wash. at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.