SHERIDAN - The Sheridan boys' basketball team opened its back-to-back weekend with a tough Hoosier Heartland Conference loss, but the Class 2A Blackhawks immediately bounced back on Saturday night and defended their home court with a 64-37 victory against North Miami.

In their first of two consecutive home games, the Blackhawks (5-11, 1-2) lost on Friday night 63-48 to HHC frontrunner Clinton Prairie (12-5, 3-0), which pushed their winless streak to four games.

Led by Jacob Chesney's team-high 14 points, Sheridan ran in stride with its conference rivals early, but fell behind in the second half after just trailing 27-25 at halftime.

Clinton Prairie erupted for 19 points in the third quarter and another 17 down the stretch to outscore the Blackhawks 36-23 in the second half.

Chris Roberts contributed 10 points and seven rebounds for the Blackhawks and Brock Kitchel chipped in nine points and five rebounds, but Clinton Prairie's lead proved too difficult to overcome.

On Saturday, however, Sheridan reversed its fortune with a solid victory against North Miami, marking the team's first win since Jan. 17 (vs. Elwood, 65-62).

The Blackhawks had three players reach double figures in scoring led by Roberts' team-best 16 points.

Roberts shot 5 of 9 from the field and was a perfect 3-for-3 from beyond the arc. He flirted with a double-double, grabbing nine of Sheridan's 27 rebounds.

Kitchel followed with 15 points, hitting a pair of treys and going 5 of 15 from the floor. He piled up seven rebounds and was 3 of 5 from the free-throw line.

Jacob Chesney scored 11 points, shooting 50 percent from the field at 5 of 10. He dished out a team-high six assists and hauled in a pair of rebounds as Sheridan ran out to a 36-18 lead by halftime.

The Blackhawks continued their onslaught in the second half posting 20 points in the third quarter and 18 in the final eight minutes.

The Sheridan defense held North Miami to 10 points or less in three quarters, including a low of seven in the third.

Garrett Chesney finished the game with nine points on 4 of 5 shooting.

The Blackhawks travel to Carroll (Flora) on Thursday night for another HHC matchup at 8 p.m.