The Sheridan Blackhawks were coming off of a 64-37 win against North Miami last weekend and in search of some momentum.

Unfortunately, the host Class A Carroll (Flora) Cougars had other ideas on Thursday night, winning 53-48.

Trailing 15-13 after the first quarter, the 2A Blackhawks gave up 11 points in the second quarter and could only manage to find five points of offense through that stretch, distancing them too far away from the Cougars and a win.

In the second half, the Blackhawks bounced back and closed some ground with the Cougars, who were up 38-29 heading into the fourth. The Blackhawks made a late push in the fourth, but couldn't complete the comeback despite a solid shooting night from Brock Kitchel.

Kitchel powered the Blackhawks' offense and scored 22 points off of 7 of 12 shooting, three of which came off of 3-pointers, and 5 of 6 from the free-throw line. He also added a pair of rebounds and three of steals.

Teammate Chris Roberts contributed offensively with 14 points off of 5 of 12 shooting and 3 of 4 from the free-throw line. Roberts crashed the offensive boards with six rebounds and had two defensive rebounds.

Jacob Chesney did his part as well with six points and six assists to help his team.

Patrick Weitzel added four points while Chris Barker finished with two.

The Blackhawks are now 5-12 on the season and will face a difficult test next against Hoosier Heartland Conference foe Tri-Central (9-7, 3-0) on Saturday. Tri-Central is second in the HHC standings behind Clinton Prairie (13-5, 4-0). The Blackhawks, who are 1-2 in the HHC will look to play spoiler with a win against the Trojans.