SHERIDAN - The Sheridan Blackhawks boys' basketball team dropped another close game over the weekend as they fell to Hoosier Heartland Conference rival the Tri-Central Trojans 57-56.

It was tight ball game the whole way as the Blackhawks (5-13, 1-3) were able to keep pace with a tough Trojan (11-7, 4-0) team.

Sheridan took a 17-14 lead after just one quarter of play and things appeared to be looking up for a young Blackhawks team.

However, the Trojans locked down defensively and held the Blackhawks to just nine points in the second quarter. Still, the Blackhawks went into the locker room at halftime with a 26-25 lead.

Clinging to a one-point lead the Blackhawks turned up the heat in third quarter scoring 17 points. But the Trojans were able to keep up the pace. They scored 16 points in the quarter and kept the Blackhawks lead to just two points heading into the final period.

In the fourth quarter the Trojans were able to get the edge. They outscored the Blackhawks 16-13 to take that precious one-point lead and get the victory.

Brock Kitchel and Chris Roberts led the Blackhawks with 14 points apiece. Kitchel went 5 of 9 from the floor including 4-for-6 from behind the arc and also had eight rebounds.

Roberts went perfect from the charity stripe and attempted a team-high 15 shots. He also pulled down five rebounds and a team-high two steals in the game.

Jacob Chesney shot 50 percent from the field for his 13 points. Chesney also led the team in assists with four on the night. Garrett Chesney scored nine points and Elliot Barker had six to round out the scoring for the Blackhawks.

The Blackhawks will be back on the court on Tuesday as they host the Covenant Christian Warriors (11-8) at 7:30 p.m.