The Sheridan Blackhawks boys' basketball team survived a late onslaught from Faith Christian to nab their second win of the season 51-50.

Defense was key for the Blackhawks (2-1) in their win over the Eagles (3-2). Head coach Chris Schrank, in his first year at Sheridan was pleased with the defensive effort.

The Blackhawks jumped out to an early lead in the first quarter and ended the half with a score of 30-24. Both teams struggled to score in the third quarter, failing to break the 10-point mark.

Faith Christian put up 19 points in the fourth quarter and were just one bucket away from winning the ballgame but Sheridan soared for their second-straight victory of the season.

Jacob Chesney led all Sheridan scorers with 16 points off of 37 percent shooting. He was followed closely by Brock Kitchel and Chris Roberts who each added 13 points of their own.

The Blackhawks shot well from the free-throw line which is critical in close games. Sheridan went 14-18 from the charity stripe.

The Blackhawks will be at home this Friday as they host Hoosier Heartland Conference foe Clinton Central. The Bulldogs (0-4) are winless this season and haven't come close to a victory yet this year. The Blackhawks could get their third win in a row.