Jackets win big

Rout visiting Troy in GWOC North action


Sidney’s Andre Gordon looks for a teammate to pass to after being surrounded by Troy players in action at Sidney High School Friday night.

Sidney’s Andre Gordon looks for a teammate to pass to after being surrounded by Troy players in action at Sidney High School Friday night.

Staff report

SIDNEY — The Sidney Yellow Jackets rolled to an easy win over the visiting Troy Trojans Friday night in Greater Western Ohio Conference North boys basketball action at the high school.

The Jackets built up a 27-10 margin at the half and won by 17 at 56-39.

The win puts Sidney at 2-2 in the North and 9-4 overall heading into a match at Lehman tonight. Troy drops to 1-3 and 4-8.

“We wanted to get them to play at our pace,” said Sidney coach Andy Slaughter. “We felt if we could do that, we could turn them over a little and get some easy buckets. I thought we played outstanding defense all night. When we play defense like that, we can be pretty good.”

The Jackets held the Trojans to just 10 points in the first half, including only three in the second quarter, for that 17-point bulge at the intermission.

Sidney got out of the blocks well thanks to Darryl McNeal, who had six of his eight points in the opening quarter, and Cameron Gallimore, who added five.

In the third quarter, the Jackets got eight from freshman Andre Gordon and outscored the Trojans 17-12 to take a 44-22 lead into the final period.

“We did a good job on the boards and didn’t allow them to get second chances,” said Slaughter. “I still wasn’t happy with our finishing. That’s something we have to get better at.”

Gallimore hit four more three-pointers and finished with 16, and Gordon added a dozen for the Jackets, who had 11 players in all break into the scoring column.

Troy (39) — Yaqub 11, Stafford 5, McClurg 5, Persinger 2, Bucio 5, Funderburg 2, Linton 9.

Sidney (56) — Bowser 2, McNeal 8, Gallimore 16, Taborn 2, Daniel 1, Freisthler 2, An. Gordon 12, Al. Gordon 6, Rogers 3, Hudgins 2, Roberts 2.

Score by quarters:

Troy—7 10 22 39

Sidney—14 27 44 56

Three-pointers: Sidney 4 (Gallimore 4), Troy 5 (Yaqub 2, Stafford, McClurg, Bucio).

Records: Sidney 9-4, Troy 4-8.

Reserve score: Sidney 54, Troy 46.


Lima Perry 86, Lehman 45

SIDNEY — Lima Perry cruised to an 86-45 victory over Lehman Friday in Northwest Central Conference boys basketball at Lehman.

The Cavs fall to 1-3 in the league and 2-10 overall with Sidney coming to the Lehman gym tonight,

Perry exploded out of the gates for 24 points in the opening quarter, and duplicated that in the second for a 48-19 halftime lead.

Max Schutt led the Cavaliers with nine points.

Perry (86) — Gardner 14, Monford 12, Lane-Harvey 13, Glover 9, Godfrey 2, Nichols 10, Hairston 6, Poling 14, Whiteside 4.

Lehman (45) — Schutt 9, Scott 1, Smith 2, Monnin 4, Rodgers 7, Arnold 7, Lee 5, Frantz 6, Curtis 4.

Score by quarters:

Perry—24 48 66 86

Lehman—7 19 33 45

Three-pointers: LP 9 (Gardner 3, Poling 3, Monford 2, Lane-Harvey), Lehman3 (Schutt 2, Arnold).

Records: Lehman 2-10, Perry 11-2.


Jackson Center 49, Houston 32

JACKSON CENTER — The Jackson Center Tigers held just a two-point lead at the half, but seized the momentum in the third quarter and went on to beat Houston 49-32 in County boys basketball Friday at Jackson.

The Tigers go to 7-1 in the County and 12-1 overall heading to Marion Local tonight.

Houston, which lost to Jackson just 47-45 the first time around, is now 0-7 in the league and 3-9 overall. The Wildcats are at Covington tonight.

“We had a seven-point lead in the second quarter and let them come back and take a one-point lead,” said JC coach Scott Elchert. “But we hit a three right at the end for a two-point lead and then got the lead up to ten pretty quick in the third quarter. And I thought we played very well defensively the entire night, holding (Domyneik) Phipps to just three.”

Drew Sosby had 21 and Brady Wildermuth 10 for the Tigers.

Zach Jolly had 11 for Houston.

Houston (32) — Phipps 3, Beaver 2, Arnold 4, Shaffer 6, Jolly 11, Freytag 6.

Jackson (49) — Platfoot 6, Booser 4, D. Sosby 21, Zorn 6, B. Sosby 2, Wildermuth 10.

Score by quarters:

Houston—4 14 22 32

Jackson—6 16 34 49

Three-pointers: Houston 5 (Shaffer 2, Jolly 2, Phipps); JC 5 (Zorn 2, Platfoot 2, D. Sosby).

Records: JC 12-1, Houston 3-9.

Reserve score: Houston 46, JC 32.


Anna 57, Fairlawn 53

SIDNEY — Fairlawn cut Anna’s lead to one with 20 seconds left and had possession with the score 55-53.

But the Jets’ shot was blocked and a foul ensured, allowing Anna to drop in two more free throws and pull out a 57-53 victory in County boys basketball action.

Annd goes to 6-2 in the league and 9-5 overall. Fairlawn is 3-5 and 7-6.

Cody Flesher had 18 to lead the Rockets and Blake Stephens and Carter Huelskamp 12 apiece.

Nathan Lessing had 29 for the Jets and Cody Kurtner 14.

Anna (57) — Frilling 4, Bensman 4, Huelskamp 12, Cathcart 2, Luthman 5, Stephens 12, Flesher 18.

Fairlawn (53) — Lessing 29, N. Brautigam 2, Kurtner 14, Johnsn 4, DeMarcus 3, D. Brautigam 1.

Score by quarters:

Anna—12 29 41 57

Fairlawn—19 29 35 53

Three-pointers: Anna 3 (Huelskamp, Stephens, Flesher); Fairlawn 3 (Kurtner 2, DeMarcus).

Records: Anna 9-5, Fairlawn 7-6.

Reserve score: Anna 49, Fairlawn 34.


Loramie 62, Botkins 39

BOTKINS — Fort Loramie was on fire from the floor and it resulted in a 62-39 win at Botkins in boys basketball action Friday.

The Redskins snapped a three-game losing streak and are now 6-9 overall and 3-5 in the County. Botkins fell to 5-9 and 2-6.

The Redskins shot 59 percent from the floor, and hit 54 percent from behind the three-point line.

Dillon Braun was held to two points in the first half, then hit four three-pointers and scored 17 points in the third quarter to help the Redskins put it away. He finished with 24 and had five threes.

Drew Wehrman added 15 and had three three-pointers.

Chad Bergman led Botkins with a dozen points.

Loramie (62) — Wehrman 15, Berning 5, Braun 24, B. Pleiman 2, N. Pleiman 2, Brackman 3, E. Rosengarten 2, Siegel 9.

Botkins (39) — Egbert 2, Fullenkamp 3, Roberts 2, E. Greve 6, Flora 8, N. Greve 6, Bergman 12.

Score by quarters:

Loramie—13 31 49 62

Botkins—11 17 29 39

Three-pointers: Loramie 9 (Braun 5, Wehrman 3, Berning); Botkins 1 (Fullenkamp).

Records: Loramie 6-9, Botkins 5-9.

Sidney’s Andre Gordon looks for a teammate to pass to after being surrounded by Troy players in action at Sidney High School Friday night.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2016/01/web1_SDN011616SidBbball2.jpgSidney’s Andre Gordon looks for a teammate to pass to after being surrounded by Troy players in action at Sidney High School Friday night.

Rout visiting Troy in GWOC North action