COLUMBUS — Sidney led late in the final quarter, but Lakota East rallied back and survived a last-second shot by the Jackets to take a 50-49 victory in the championship of the Columbus DeSales Holiday Classic Wednesday.
Sidney falls to 7-3 on the season and is off until next Wednesday, when the Jackets travel to Urbana.
The Jackets started slow, trailing 22-13 after one quarter. East still led 27-21 at the half, but Sidney took a 40-37 lead after three quarters, but couldn’t hold it.
Cameron Gallimore was outstanding again for the Jackets, finishing with 22 points, including six three-pointers. That gave him 14 threes in the last three games. Lorenzo Taborn added 14 points.
Sidney (49) — Bowser 2, McNeal 2, Gallimore 22, Taborn 14, An. Gordon 2, Al. Gordon 2, Rogers 5.
Lakota East (50) — Jemison 2, See 14, Kuhlman 9, Isom 6, Fox 2, Middendorf 17.
Score by quarters:
Sidney—13 21 40 49
Lakota E.—22 27 37 50
Three-pointers: Sidney 6 (Gallimore 6, Taborn); East 8 (See 4, Middendorf 3, Kuhlman).
Records: Sidney 7-3, Lakota East 8-2.
Russia 58, Minster 48
RUSSIA — Russia pulled away late in the game and came away with a 58-48 victory over visiting Minster in high school boys basketball action Wednesday night.
Russia goes to 6-2 on the year heading into the Piqua Holiday Tournament next week. Minster is now 3-3 on the year and hosts Botkins Monday in its seven game since Dec. 11.
The start of the game was delayed when the tornado sirens went off in Russia with the approach of severe weather.
When it started, Minster got the first bucket, but the Raiders went on an 8-0 run and wound up leading 16-13 after a quarter. Russia then started the second quarter with another 8-0 to go up by 11 at 24-13, and was on top 29-18 when Minster climbed back in it with a 6-0 run. The half ended 32-29.
Minster rallied back behind Peter Falk, who had 14 of Minster’s 32 points in the first half. Connor Monnin came off the bench to score eight in the second quarter for the Raiders.
Minster overtook the Raiders early in the third quarter, leading 36-35, but the Raiders went on another 8-0 run to make it 43-36 before Falk drained a three to keep it close.
Nobody scored until three minutes into the final period when Josh York hit a couple of free throws for Russia. The Raiders were able to hold that six-point lead with the clock winding down to two minutes to go, and Minster was able to cut it to only four the rest of the way.
Josh York had 15 to lead the Raiders and Dylan Cordonnier added 11.
Falk finished with 21 to lead the Wildcats and Aaron Ernst added 12.
Minster (48) — Nixon 3, Falk 21, Stechschulte 4, Ernst 12, Tumbusch 5, Huelsman 3.
Russia (58) — Counts 5, C. Monnin 8, T. Monnin 4, Cordonnier 11, Gariety 8, Tebbe 8, Borchers 2, York 15, Dapore 3.
Score by quarters:
Minster—13 29 39 48
Russia—26 32 43 58
Three-pointers: Russia 7 (Cordonnier 3, C. Monnin 2, Counts, Dapore); Minster 8 (Falk 4, Ernst 2, Nixon, Huelsman).
Records: Russia 6-3, Minster 3-3.