"We're going to get up and down the floor," Valley coach Joseph McCoy said. "We made a lot of mistakes with being down here in the Civic Center for the first time. A lot of our boys were a little tight, a little nervous. We missed a lot of easy shots early, but we're young, too. We start three sophomores and it's good experience just to get them down here."
Fellow sophomore Zac Warden scored 17 points for Valley (2-0) and seniors Raeshawn Breckenridge and Keyshawn Payne scored 15 and 14 points, respectively.
Corey Smith had 20 points to lead Sherman (2-1), including six 3-pointers, and Cody Muncy chipped in with 17.
The Greyhounds have a lot of talent with senior Payne running the point and Breckenridge providing an inside-outside threat on the wing.
While the postseason is far away, McCoy said he likes the makeup of his team.
"Raeshawn and Keyshawn both are seniors and they carry us pretty well," McCoy said. "They'll help the young boys come along. I'd like to say I've got a couple on the bench that I think [will] help us when I can get them enough experience. But it's a long way to March.
"Like I told the boys, 'We're down here, get the feel of it,' and hopefully March 15th or whatever I'm in there in the [Civic Center locker] room talking to them again."
n WOOD COUNTY 71, ELK VALLEY 55: Wood County Christian held a 30-12 advantage in the fourth quarter as it rallied to win. Doug Ernest led Wood County with 18 points, followed by Logan Huck with 17 and Josh Stevens with 14.
Trey Suttle led all scorers with 24 points for Elk Valley Christian and Luke Williams chipped in with 14. Elk Valley led 37-26 at halftime.
n SPRING VALLEY 70, PARKERSBURG 57: Madison Morris poured in 26 points as the Timberwolves rolled to a win. Kassidy Lemons added 14 points for Spring Valley.
Kameron Snyder led Parkersburg with 14 points and Hailey Ackerman tossed in 12.
n WOOD COUNTY 52, ELK VALLEY 48: Heather Lord scored a game-best 24 points as Wood County Christian held off a late rally for a win. Hannah Lord added 17 points.
Chelsea Burdette and Hannah Williams scored 17 points apiece for Elk Valley Christian, which trailed by 13 entering the fourth quarter.