The return of leading scorer Audrey Reed wasn’t enough to help the Sheridan Lady Blackhawks get back in the win column against the Rossville Lady Hornets Tuesday. 

The Hornets erased an early deficit and pulled away in the second half to pick up a 51-42 win and send the Blackhawks to their fourth consecutive loss. 

Reed scored a team-high 24 points on 8-of-18 shooting, including hitting a trio of 3-pointers, for the Blackhawks. Sheridan doubled up Rossville on the scoreboard, 10-5, after the first quarter, but the Hornets were able to lock the score at 19 heading into halftime. Rossville outscored Sheridan 17-11 in the third and 15-12 in the fourth. 

The Blackhawks shot 15-of-41 (36 percent) from the field as a team, including 6-of-18 from behind the arc. Sheridan struggled at the charity stripe, only converting 6-of-17 free throws. 

Jillian O’Flaherty finished second on the Blackhawks in points with six, and Nixon Williams added four. Emma Tomaszewski chipped in with three points, while Allie Delph and Izzy Mangin scored two points each. 

Reed and Williams tied for a team high with eight rebounds apiece. Heather Barker led the Blackhawks in steals with five. O’Flaherty and Reed dished out two assists each.