GREENVILLE — The Sidney High girls won for the fourth time in a row Thursday night, all of them in Greater Western Ohio Conference American North Division play.
After a first quarter that saw the Lady Jackets leading by just three, they took control in the middle two quarters and rolled on to a 64-44 victory.
The win put Sidney at 4-1 in the American North and 5-3 overall heading into another game tonight at home against St. Marys. It will be Sidney’s third game in four days and St. Marys brings a 6-2 record to town.
“We had a tough first quarter, but in the second quarter we started getting the ball inside to Celena (Taborn),” said Sidney coach Megan Mummey. “And she was a monster. And when she would kick it out, we were able to hit some shots and distribute the ball really well.”
Taborn had a three-pointer in the opening quarter, but really did the damage when she moved closer to the basket. The 6-foot-3 senior had 11 points in the second and 10 points in the third, and went on to finish with 32 points for the game.
Her total moved her past Shelly Williams and into fifth place on Sidney High’s all-time scoring list. She now has 1,126 points in her career.
In addition, she notched another double-double against Greenville, pulling down 10 rebounds.
Alina Kindle added 10 points for the Lady Jackets.
“I knew Greenville had beaten Vandalia and that concerned me,” said Mummey. “But we had a good walk-through (Wednesday morning) and I felt good going in. Now I’m just worried about our legs with St. Marys (tonight). Three games in four days is tough. But I think the girls are handling it pretty well.”
Greenville drops to 2-3 in the league and 4-5 overall.
Sidney (64) — Miller 7, Nuss 5, Kindle 10, Wiford 2, Lee 8, Taborn 32.
Greenville (44) — Shaffer 3, Brandenburg 2, Cromwell 9, Shilt 8, Nakamura 1, Gilbert 11, Garland 6, Jackson 4.
Score by quarters:
Three-pointers: Sidney 5 (Kindle 2, Lee 2, Taborn); Greenville 3 (Garland 2, Cromwell).
Records: Sidney 5-3, Greenville 4-5.