Jackets win big


Russia downs Fairlawn in County

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Russia’s Josh York (left) defends against Fairlawn’s Luke Hickman in boys basketball action at Russia Friday night.

Russia’s Josh York (left) defends against Fairlawn’s Luke Hickman in boys basketball action at Russia Friday night.


Anna's #25 Kain Luthman drives past Botkins' #14 Erik Greve at Anna. Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News


Staff report

WEST CARROLLTON — Sidney led from start to finish in pounding West Carrollton 88-52 in the boys basketball opener Friday night on the road.

The Jackets next take their 1-0 mark up against Bellefontaine Tuesday at home.

“At times we looked good and at times we looked like a young team that was not using to playing together yet,” said Sidney coach Andy Slaughter. “But we did a good job of attacking the rim, and getting to the line.”

The Jackets shot 60 percent from the field and hit 25=for-35 from the line. They also puyt 11 players in the scoring column.

Freshman Andre Gordon led the way with 20, 10 of those coming in the third quarter. Cameron Gallimore added 15 and Isaiah Bowser finished with 13.

Sidney (88) — Bowser 12, Duff 6, McNeal 8, Gallimore 15, Taborn 6, Cooper 3, An. Gordon 20, Al. Gordn 6, Rogers 6, Hudgins 5, Roberts 2.

WC (52) — Mattheus 12, Holland 5, Landess 4, Vanskyer 4, Custenborder 4, Price 2, Evans 9, Marshall 2, Champion 4.

Score by quarters:

Sidney 20 42 68 88

WC 10 24 39 52

Three-pointers: Sidney 1 (Gallimore); WC 5 (Mattheus 2, Evans 2, Custenborder)

Records: Sidney 1-0, WC 0-1.

Reserve score: Sidney 70, WC 39.

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Russia 56, Fairlawn 48

RUSSIA — Russia got a big win for new head coach Spencer Cordonnier Friday night in County basketball, beating visiting Fairlawn 56-48 Friday night.

The Raiders are back in action tonight at St. Henry. Fairlawn visits Triad tonight.

Fairlawn’s Logan DeMarcus nailed a three-pointer to give the Jets a 36-34 lead early in the final period, but the Raiders came back and scored the next four to take a 38-36 lead. The Raiders had a chance to increase the lead but missed the front end of a one-and-one.

However, the Jets turned the ball over at the other end and Cole Tebbe worked inside for a bucket and a 40-36 advantage.

But the Jets’ Nathan Lessing converted a three-point play to make it 40-39 at the five-minute mark.

Later in the period, Jake Gariety hit one free throw and Lessing rebounded, but he turned the ball over. Gariety was fouled again and canned one of two to make it 52-48, then the Jets again turned the ball over at the other end with just 23 seconds left and the Raiders pulled away.

York had a huge game, finishing with 29 points for the Raiders. Jake Gariety added 12 for the Raiders.

Lessing finished with 16, but didn’t get untracked until the final quarter, when he scored nine of his points.

“Josh just played spectacular,” said Cordonnier. “I told the kids, just throw the ball up there where he can get it. And I really have to say something about Trevor Monnin. He did a phenomenal job on Lessing.”

Fairlawn (48) — Lessing 16, D. Brautigam 4, N. Brautigam 5, Hickman 4, DeMarcus 7, Curtner 7, Reck 2, Hammond 3.

Russia (56) — York 29, Gariety 12, Cordonnier 2, Monnin 2, Tebbe 8, Counts 3.

Score by quarters:

Fairlawn 10 22 33 48

Russia 6 24 34 56

Three-pointers: Russia 1 (ariety), Fairlawn 2 (Curtner, DeMarcus).

Records: Russia 1-0, Fairlawn 0-1.

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JC 54, Loramie 43

FORT LORAMIE — Jackson Center’s lethal one-two punch of Drew Sosby and Brady Wildermuth was too much for the Fort Loramie Redskins Friday in a 54-43 County boys basketball verdict.

The Tigers, 1-0 heading to Houston Friday night, got 25 points from Drew Sosby and 18 from Brady Wildermuth for 43 of the 54 points.

Behind their play, the Tigers rolled to a 27-10 lead at the half, but the Redskins weren’t through, battling back to within five points in the final period. But they could get no closer.

“We struggled offenssively, but the kids battled back,” said Loramie coach Corey Britton.

The Redskins were led by Drew Wehrman with 11 and Tanner Rosengarten with 10.

Jackson Center (54) — D. Sosby 25, Zorn 9, B. Sosby 2, Wildermuth 19.

Fort Loramie (43) — Wehrman 11, Berning 7, Rosengaerten 10, Braun 8, Pleiman 2, Gasson 1, Siegel 4.

Score by quarters:

JC 14 27 34 54

FL 7 10 20 23

Three-pointers: JC 1 (Wildermuth), FL 5 (Rosengarten 3, Braun 2).

Records: JC 1-0, FL 0-1.

Reserve score: FL 44, JC 15.

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Anna 68, Botkins 62

ANNA — Anna used a strong third qwarter to put a little distance between itself and the Botkins Trojans Friday night, and the Rockets went on to win 68-62 in County basketball action.

The Rockets are 1-0 and back in action Friday at home against Fairlawn. Botkins is 0-1 and returns to the floor tonight at home against Parkway in non-league play.

The two teams were deadlocked at 24-24 at the half, but Anna came out and took a 48-36 lead after three.

“We came out and got the tempo where we wanted it,” said Anna coach Nate Barhorst of the third quarter. “But they made a run in the fourth quarter and we did not do a good job executing on defense, so they got to the line. We did too much reaching.”

Anna got a big game from Wyatt Bensman, who hit four three-pointers and finished with 22 points. He had good help, with Blake Stephens adding 16 and Carter Huelskamp 13.

Botkins big man Chad Bergman was a load for the Rockets to handle as he finished with 23 points.

Botkins (62) — Fullenkamp 9, E. Greve 12, Flora 7, L. Bergman 4, N. Greve 7, C. Bergman 23.

Anna (68) — Frilling 5, Bensman 22, Huelskamp 13, Luthman 8, Stephens 16, Flesher 2, Osborne 2.

Score by quarters:

Botkins 9 24 36 62

Anna 13 24 48 68

Three-pointers: Botkins 0, Anna 6 (Bensman 4, Huelskamp 1, Luthman 1).

Records: Anna 1-0, Botkins 0-1.

Russia’s Josh York (left) defends against Fairlawn’s Luke Hickman in boys basketball action at Russia Friday night.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2015/11/web1_SDN112815RussiaBbb1.jpgRussia’s Josh York (left) defends against Fairlawn’s Luke Hickman in boys basketball action at Russia Friday night.

Anna’s #25 Kain Luthman drives past Botkins’ #14 Erik Greve at Anna.

Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2015/11/web1_SDN112815AnnaBbb1.jpgAnna’s #25 Kain Luthman drives past Botkins’ #14 Erik Greve at Anna.

Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Russia downs Fairlawn in County

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