Sidney falls short

Xenia rallies late to beat Jackets 66-63

Lehman post player Michael Bunker goes up strong under the basket in boys basketball action at Lehman Friday against Hardin Northern.

Lehman post player Michael Bunker goes up strong under the basket in boys basketball action at Lehman Friday against Hardin Northern.

Staff report

XENIA — Sidney had a five-point lead with 1:36 remaining, but couldn’t protect it in falling on the road to unbeaten Xenia in Greater Western Ohio Conference crossover action Friday night, 66-63

The loss left the Jackets at 2-1 heading into an afternoon game today at Lebanon (4 p.m. start). Xenia is now 2-0.

Sidney trailed 48-46 after three periods, but a bucket by Devon Rogers evened the score to start the final period. Cameron Gallimore then put the Jackets up 50-48, and Andre Gordon scored with 5:50 left to make it 52-48.

The Buccaneers came back to tie the game up at 54 and after Rogers hit a couple of free throws to make it 56-54, the two teams traded buckets to make it 58-56 with 3:15 left.

Sidney then got another bucket from Gordon and a three-point play from Rogers to make it 63-58 with 1:36 remaining.

But Xenia rallied back with the aid of the three-pointer, and scored the final 10 points of the game to pull out the victory.

Lorenzo Taborn finished with 24 points to lead the Jackets and freshman Andre Gordon added 15. Rogers had seven, all in the final period.

Sidney (63) — Bowser 5, McNeal 6, Gallimore 4, Taborn 24, An. Gordon 15, Al. Gordon 2, Rogers 7.

Xenia (66) — Naylor 4, Ro. James 4, Ray James 17, Johnson 1, Curtis 19, Norris 2, Williams 6, Love 3.

Score by quarters:

Sidney 9 25 46 63

Xenia 16 31 48 66

Three-pointers: Sidney 2 (Taborn, An. Gordon); Xenia 6 (Curtis 3, Love, both James).

Records: Xenia 2-0, Sidney 2-1,

Reserve score: Xenia 55, Sidney 45.


Lehman 66, Hardin Nor. 43

SIDNEY — The Lehman Cavaliers finally opened their season, and in a good way Friday night at home, routing Hardin Northern In Northwest Central Conference action, 66-43.

“The kids played well,” said new Lehman coach Tim Gleason. “They gave me a great effort.”

They also shot extremely well for a first game, hitting better than 50 percent from the field, including 7-for-17 from three-point range. And they were 9-for-11 from the line.

Kam Lee led the Cavs with 18, Max Schutt had 14 and both Dylan Arnold and Michael Bunker added 10 apiece.

Northern (43) — Drumm 7, Wilhelm 20, O. Bame 1, Weihrauch 1, Thomson 2, Watts 1, Poling 6, Hoffman 1, Ribley 1, N. Bame 8, Obenour 1.

Lehman (66) — Scott 2, Schutt 14, Scott 1, Rourke 3, Smith 1, Monnin 6, Rodgers 1, Arnold 10, Lee 18, Frantz 2, Curtis 1, Bunker 10.

Score by quarters:

HN 8 21 32 43

Lehman 20 32 54 66

Records: Lehman 1-0, HN 0-2.


Fairlawn 51, Anna 48

ANNA — The Fairlawn Jets got their first win of the season and posted a big County victory, going on the road and nipping Anna 51-48 in high school boys basketball action Friday.

The Rockets did an excelent job of rallying back, trailing by as much as 13 in the first half, and falling behind again by 11 in the final quarter after cutting the lead down to four at one point.

It came down to the final minutes. Five points by Carter Huelskamp and a three by Kain Luthman cut the lead to 43-40, and after Nathan Lessing scored for the Jets, Cody Flesher cut it to 46-45 with a couple of buckets.

Drew Brautigam’s free throw made it 47-45, but Frilling followed up an Anna missed and scored to tie the game up.

Anna had a chance to takew the lead, but was called for offensive goaltending, and Lessing was fouled with :20 left and hit both to make it 49-47.

Anna’s Flesher was then fouled with just three seconds remaining and couple hit only the first. Logan DeMarcus rebounded and was fouled, and he canned both for the final 51-48 score.

Fairlawn (51) — Lessing 24, N. Brautigam 5, Curtner 2, DeMarcus 2, Hammond 9, Hickman 3, D. Brautigam 6.

Anna (48) — Frilling 4, Bensman 1, Adamson 1, Huelskamp 11, Luthman 7, Stephens 7, Flesher 17.

Score by quarters:

Fairlawn 15 32 38 51

Anna 11 21 32 48

Three-pointers: Anna 2 (Huelskamp, Luthman); Fairlawn 5 (Hammond 2, Lessing, N. Brautigam, Hickman).

Records: Anna 1-1, Fairlawn 1-2.

Reserve score: Anna 68, Fairlawn 25.


Jackson 47, Houston 45

HOUSTON — Jackson Center had its hands full with the long-range shooting of the Houston Wildcats Friday night, and carely survivied in a 47-45 County thriller at Houston.

Jackson goes to 2-0, both games in league play. Houston is 0-1 in the County and 0-2 overall.

Houston rang up nine three-pointers to almost pull off a huge upset. Domyneik Phipps had six of them on his way to 23 points, and Cameron Arnold had two threes and 10 points.

But it wasn’t enough to stop Jackson’s top three. Brady Wildermuth had 16, Ethan Zorn 14 and Drew Sosby 13. Zorn hit four three-pointers.

Jackson (47) — D. Sosby 13, Zorn 14, B. Sosby 4, Wildermuth 16.

Houston (45) — Phipps 23, Beaver 1, Arnold 10, Sluss 5, Jolly 2, Freytag 4.

Score by quarters:

JC 11 20 33 47

Houston 8 18 27 45

Three-pointers: Houston 9 (Phipps 6, Arnold 2, Sluss); JC 5 (Zorn 4, D. Sosby ).

Records: Jackson 2-0, Houston 0-2.

Reserve score: Houston 53, JC 51 (ot).


Botkins 47, Loramie 33

FORT LORAMIE — Botkins held Fort Loramie to just six points in each of the first two periods and went on to stun the Redskins on their home floor, 47-33 in County action at Loramie Friday.

The Trojans are 2-1 overall and 1-1 in the County. Loramie is 1-2 overall and 0-2 in the league.

“We didn’t execute and they did,” said Loramie coach Corey Bremigan.”

The Trojans were led by Erik Greve with 14. He was the only one in double figures, but four others had six or more.

Botkins (47) — Egbert 7, Fullenkamp 6, E. Greve 14, Flora 3, L. Bergman 9, C. Bergman 8.

Loramie (33) — Wehrman 9, Berning 9, Rosengarten 2, Braun 4, Siegel 7, Eilerman 2.

Score by quarters:

Botkins 11 24 41 47

Loramie 6 12 21 22

Three-pointers: Botkins 4 (Egbert, E. Greve, Flora, L. Bergman); Loramie 2 (Wehrman, Berning).

Records: Botkins 2-1, Loramie 1-2.

Reserve score: FL 32, Botklins 29.

Lehman post player Michael Bunker goes up strong under the basket in boys basketball action at Lehman Friday against Hardin Northern. post player Michael Bunker goes up strong under the basket in boys basketball action at Lehman Friday against Hardin Northern.
Xenia rallies late to beat Jackets 66-63