Lady Trojans collect 10th victory; Boys stay perfect in Class C
SHERIDAN – Try as they might, the Sheridan Panther basketball teams were no match for Drummond Thursday night as both squads ran past the hosts to blowout victories.
Varsity Girls Basketball
Drummond 56, Sheridan 32
The Lady Trojans earned a benchmark victory Thursday night, beating the Lady Panthers handily to run their season record to 10-2.
Drummond were in control from the opening tip-off, using 16-9 and 21-11 runs over the first two periods to take a 37-20 halftime lead. They put it in cruise control from there to earn the W.
The Lady Trojans handled the ball exceptionally well, committing just 24 turnovers to Sheridan's 49.
Drummond was led by juniors Holly Hauptman with 19 points and Liz Perry with 10.
Drummond – 16/21/14/5 – 56
Sheridan – 9/11/8/4 – 32
Drummond – Williams 6, Hauptman 19, Perry 10, Nelson 9, Parke 4, Parsons 8
Sheridan – Grow 13, Gronning 3, Larsen 6, Schwartz 4, McCoy 2, Galiger 3, Smock 1
Drummond 45, Sheridan 24
The Trojans had to work to keep their Class C record blameless Thursday, as Sheridan battled them to a 16-14 halftime lead. It was then that DHS Head Coach Levi Parsons made a few adjustments that opened the flood gates to a 14-2 third quarter that permanently shifted the momentum in the Trojans’ favor.
“We made a change defensively and went to a 1-3-1 zone and they struggled to move the ball against us,” revealed Parsons after the game. “We were able to turn the ball over 50 times. And then we were able to get into our transition offense and we were able to get a lot of scoring out of that”
In addition to taking care of the ball, Drummond also held a sizeable rebounding advantage (36-25) by game’s end.
Colt Parsons and Caleb Park led the locals in scoring with 14 and 11, respectively. While combing for just seven points, Trojans big men Ben Bradshaw and Sam Bryant led the charge off the glass with eight rebounds each.
Drummond – 5/11/14/15 – 45
Sheridan – 7/7/2/8 - 24
Drummond – CBradshaw 1, CParke 11, Bryant 2, Phillips 8, BBradshaw 5, Goldade 4, Parsons 14
Sheridan – Theis 9, Batzler 10, Schrank 3, Decker 2
Junior Varsity Boys
Sheridan 22, Drummond 11
Chance Dunkerson had five points for the Trojan JV in the losing effort.