Once again, the Sherman Huskies had a tough test at home against Nixyaawii and played well enough to get the win, but the Golden Eagles broke free in the final quarter using a 23-11 run to grab a 62-49 victory Friday in Big Sky boy’s hoops play in Moro.
“We had balanced scoring, but failed to execute the offense in the fourth quarter,” said Sherman head coach Bill Blevins. “I’m disappointed with our inability to run the offense down the stretch. We need to become mentally tougher if we are to compete in close games.”
Both teams fought hard to a 16-16 standstill through one quarter of play, but then the Huskies edged ahead on the heels of a 14-10 spurt to lead 30-26 at halftime.
Nixyaawii turned the tables with a 13-8 surge to lead by a 39-38 margin, before going ahead for good in the final period.
Austin Kaseberg led the Huskies with 15 points and Ben Holliday added 10 to the mix.
Isaiah Coles had eight points and Max Martin was good for six for the Huskies, who hit 17 field goals and went 9 for 15 from the line.
Nixyaawii had 20 field goals, two from long range, adding 20 of 26 free throws to its scoring line.
Sherman (8-8 overall, 2-3 league) next hits the road to Arlington for a 7:30 p.m. tilt on Tuesday.