The Shermans strugged at times, but win 44-37 at Adena.
Despite being held to only 35% shooting from the field, Unioto claimed no worse than a share of the SVC Boys Basketball Championship with a 44-37 win at Adena Friday.
The Warriors, who were playing without starters Jonathan Thomas and Collin Cory because of injuries, stayed close late after rallying from a 15 point deficit to get within five midway through the fourth quarter at 36-31.
The Shermans were led by Erique Hosley's 12 points, the only player in double figures for the game.
Adena saw Hunter Miller score 9 points, and Wyatt Shanton added 8.
Unioto shot 16/46 from the field for 35%- including 2/11 from the arc, while going 10/18 from the foul line.
Adena was 13/32 for 41%- including 3/10 from the arc and were 8/12 from the charity stripe.
Both teams had 22 rebounds, but the Warriors were hampered with 17 turnovers, while the Shermans committed only 5.
The Shermans clinch a share of the SVC title, improving to (12-1/16-3) while Adena falls to 2-11/6-14). Unioto can win the undisputed crown either with a Zane Trace loss to Huntington on Saturday or a Unioto win against Westfall next Friday.