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Chris Abbott scored 28 points on Dec. 13 to lead Sherman to a 71-52 win at Hannan.

HANNAN — The Sherman High boys basketball team has equaled their win total from a year ago after just one game as the Tide defeated Hannan (1-1) on the road, 71-52 on Dec. 13.

The Tide scored consistently as they hit for 16 points in three quarters before exploding for 24 in the final frame.

Offensively, Sherman’s charge was led by senior wing-man Chris Abbott, who knocked down seven 3-point buckets on his way to a 28-point night.

Tide coach Aaron Pauley said he was pleased with the result, but he knows his team can improve.

“In the first half, we took a lot of bad shots,” he said. “We played fast but took contested shots.”

Pauley was pleased with the defensive effort.

“We were high energy the entire game, especially on defense,” he added. “We caused a lot of tipped balls and we were unselfish in making the extra pass tonight.”

Sophomore guard Dalton Rollo got seven of his 14 points in the fourth quarter and post-man Brian Busby added 12 for Sherman.

“We limited our turnovers the entire game,” added Pauley.

Sherman managed to score in transition while taking advantage of their rebounding edge with second chance points, while forcing Hannan into tough looks at the basket with their defensive pressure.

Hannan Guard Chandler Starkey netted 15 to lead the Wildcats.

Class A Sherman will host Class AA Scott on Dec. 19 for a cross-county clash.

SHERMAN SCORING: Abbott 28, D. Rollo 14, Busby 12, Carter 5, P. Rollo 4, Cline 2, Green 2

HANNAN SCORING: Starkey 15, Lowrey 14, Hall 7, Barker 4, Ramey 4, Exline 2

SHERMAN: 16 16 16 23 — 71

HANNAN: 13 14 11 14 — 52

Reporter Phil Perry can be reached at pperry@hdmediallc.com or at 304-307-2401.