TROY — Sidney couldn’t hold onto a double-digit lead and lost 66-64 in overtime to Troy on Wednesday at the Trojan Activities Center.
It was the first time Sidney has lost to the Trojans since a 55-54 loss on Feb. 9, 2016. The Yellow Jackets had won 10 consecutive matchups before Wednesday’s game, including a 77-46 win over Troy on Jan. 22.
The Trojans broke a seven-game losing streak with the win and improved to 9-10 on the season, while Sidney dropped to 9-8.
After rallying from 10 points down late in regulation, Troy called timeout with 13.2 seconds left to set up the final shot.
Jaden Owens took the inbound pass and got the ball to freshman Ryder Kirtley. Kirtley spotted an opening to the basket and drove for a game-winning layup with four seconds to go and Sidney’s desperation shot was off the mark to give Troy a 66-64 victory.
Troy had been playing Sidney tough the whole game. The Trojans trailed 23-17 after the opening quarter, but led 29-28 at halftime.
Troy trailed 45-44 after three quarters and found themselves trailing 59-49 midway through the fourth quarter, before full-court pressure turned the game around.
Sidney still had a 61-53 lead with 1:18 to go when Troy called timeout with the ball under its own basket.
Hollis Terrell, who had Troy’s final eight points in regulation, was fouled on the inbounds and hit two free throws to make it 61-55.
After two steals against the press, Terrell scored on baskets with 48.6 seconds and 15.9 seconds to go to make it 61-59.
On Sidney’s inbounds, the Jackets threw the ball out of bounds.
With 14.9 seconds to go, Owens inbounded the ball to a wide-open Terrell in the paint and he scored to tie it at 61 with 14 seconds to go.
Sidney’s final shot was off the mark, forcing overtime.
In the overtime, Kirtley hit a free throw and Navin Couch added a basket to make it 64-61.
Sidney answered with a basket by Avante Martin and Devin Taborn hit one of two free throws with 1:13 to go to tie it at 64 and set up the dramatic finish.
Olden led Troy with 19 points and 11 rebounds. Owens had 15 points, three steals and five assists and Terrell also scored 15 points. Kirtley netted nine points and Andrew Holley added six.
Martin led Sidney with 19 points, 10 rebounds, five assists and five steals. Taborn scored 18 points and had five rebounds.
Jaden Swiger netted 10 points, Cedric Johnson scored nine and Camden Vordemark added eight points and three assists.
Darrius Basil grabbed five rebounds.
Troy was 25-of-50 from the floor for 50 percent, including 3-of-11 from 3-point range for 27 percent. The Trojans converted 13-of-17 free throws for 77 percent.
Sidney was 25-of-53 from the floor for 47 percent, including 3-of-14 from long range for 21 percent. The Yellow Jackets made 11-of-20 free throws for 55 percent.
Troy won the battle of the boards 29-26, but had 19 turnovers to Sidney’s 17.
• Girls basketball
Fort Loramie 55, Marion Local 43
The Redskins finished regular-season play with a nonconference win on Tuesday in Maria Stein.
Caitlyn Gasson scored six points in the first quarter to help lead a 14-8 scoring edge for the Redskins. Fort Loramie followed with a 15-9 scoring advantage in the second to push its lead to 29-17 at halftime.
The Redskins had a 12-11 scoring advantage in the second while the Flyers finished with a 15-14 edge in the fourth.
Corynn Heitkamp led Fort Loramie (21-1) with 15 points while Dana Rose scored 13 and Kenzie Hoelscher scored 12.
New Bremen 44, Botkins 35
The Cardinals earned a nonconference victory on Tuesday in New Bremen.
New Bremen built an 8-6 lead by the end of the first quarter and used an 18-17 edge in the second to take a 26-23 halftime lead. The squad ran away with a 12-4 edge in the third.
Madison Cordonnier led the Cardinals (11-7) with 18 points and had three blocks, two steals and two assists. Aliyah Truman scored 11 points and Kaylee Freund scored 10 and had a team-high seven rebounds.
Carmen Heuker led Botkins (15-7) with 11 points while Aleah Johnson scored 10.
New Bremen shot 16 for 42 (38 percent) from the floor while Botkins shot 13 for 45 (29 percent). The Cardinals had a 31-23 rebounding edge.
Miami East 55, Fairlawn 50
The Jets lost a nonconference game on Tuesday in Sidney.
The Vikings took a 12-9 lead by the end of the first quarter. Fairlawn used a 21-19 scoring edge in the second to pull within 31-30 at halftime and outscored Miami East 15-10 in the fourth to take a 46-41 lead.
Miami East rallied in the fourth quarter with a 14-4 scoring edge to earn the win.
Lonna Heath led Fairlawn (6-14) with 24 points while Ashley Roush scored 10.
Minster 50, Kalida 17
The Wildcats earned a big nonconference win on Tuesday in Minster.
Minster built a 10-5 lead by the end of the first quarter and ran away with a 14-2 advantage in the second, 13-10 advantage in the third and 13-0 advantage in the fourth.
Ivy Wolf and Janae Hoying each scored 10 points for the Wildcats (20-1).
• Boys basketball
Anna 65, New Bremen 52
The Rockets earned a nonconference victory on Tuesday in New Bremen.
Anna took a 12-10 lead by the end of the first quarter and used a 19-17 advantage in the second to take a 31-27 halftime lead. Each squad scored 16 points in the third quarter, but the Rockets pulled away late in the fourth with an 18-9 advantage.
Ben Kovacs led Anna (16-5) with 22 points and six rebounds while McKane Finkenbine scored 19 points and had seven assists. Isaiah Masteller scored 12 points.
Reece Busse led the Cardinals (12-7) with 18 points while Daniel Homan scored 12 and David Homan scored nine.
Anna shot 26 for 51 (51 percent) from the floor while New Bremen shot 17 for 50 (34 percent). The Cardinals had a 32-28 rebounding edge.
Russia 72, Riverside 52
The Raiders earned a nonconference win on Tuesday in Russia.
Russia built a 19-14 lead in the first quarter and used a 14-13 scoring edge in the second to take a 33-27 halftime lead. The Raiders pulled away with a 21-12 advantage in the third quarter and 18-13 advantage in the fourth.
Hayden Quinter led Russia (9-11) with 16 points while Brayden Monnin scored 14. Zane Shappie scored 13 points and had 11 assists. Ben Bohman added 10 points and Xavier Philpot scored nine.
John Zumberger led Riverside (7-13) with 16 points while Landon Stewart and Myles Platfoot each scored eight.
Bradford 48, Houston 39
The Wildcats lost a nonconference game on Tuesday in Houston.
Bradford built a 21-12 lead by the end of the first quarter. Houston used a 16-9 scoring edge in the second to pull within 30-28 at halftime and a 9-4 advantage in the third to take a 37-34 lead. Bradford finished with a 14-2 advantage in the fourth.
Jake Leist and Parker Herrick each scored 10 points for Houston (1-20).