Jackets 13-5 after 83-61 win

Sidney’s Damien Duff takes a shot as St. Mary’s Jacob Grannon follows close behind in action Saturday night at Sidney.

Sidney’s Damien Duff takes a shot as St. Mary’s Jacob Grannon follows close behind in action Saturday night at Sidney.

Staff report

SIDNEY — The Sidney Yellow Jackets notched their 13th victory of the season Saturday night, beating the visiting St. Marys Roughriders 83-61 in non-league boys basketball action.

The win put the Jackets at 13-5 heading into a rivalry match Tuesday at home against Piqua, which handed Sidney one of those losses earlier this season. It will be the Jackets’ fourth game in eight days.

Against the Roughriders, the Jackets shot well, hitting 33 for 61 from the field for 54 percent. From inside the arc, they were a red-hot 29 for 40, 73 percent.

Sidney built up a big lead early in a 24-point opening quarter, but the Roughriders came back to within 39-30 at the half. It was an 11-point game after three quarters before the Jackets pulled away in the fourth.

Cameron Gallimore poured in 24 to lead the Jackets, Andre Gordon had 18 and both Darryl McNeal and Devon Rogers added 14. Rogers also had nine rebounds.

St. Marys (61) — Grannon 15, Jacobs 11, Jay 11, Wilker 2, Roop 12, Clements 5, Kuenning 5.

Sidney (83) — Bowser 2, Duff 2, McNeal 14, Gallimore 24, Freisthler 3, Cooper 2, An. Gordon 18, Al. Gordon 4, Rogers 14.

Score by quarters:

SM—12 30 48 61

Sidney—24 39 59 83

Three-pointers: Sidney 4 (Gallimore 3, Freisthler); St. Marys 5 (Jay 2, Clements, Jacobs, Grannon).

Records: Sidney 13-5, St. Marys 5-12.

Reserve score: Sidney 42, St. Marys 39.


Jackson 57, Minster 45

JACKSON CENTER — Jackson Center welcomed in one of the area’s hottest teams Saturday night and used first-half defense to come away with a 57-45 victory over the Minster Wildcats in a non-league battle of area rivals.

Minster came into the contest on a four-game winning streak, including a road win Friday over a good Fort Recovery squad.

But the Tigers held the Wildcats to just 13 first-half points for a 15-point bulge at the half, and then withstood a good Minster rally in the final period that got the lead down to six at one point.

Jackson Center, the No. 6-ranked team in the state in Division 4, is now 16-2 heading into the biggest game of the season, Friday night at Russia. The Tigers hold a one-game lead over the Raiders in County play.

“I was really pleased because we played great defense in the first half,” said Tiger coach Scott Elchert. ” We executed well, and it was one of the best halves we’ve played all season. But I knew Minster was well-coached and they play hard, so I knew they’d come back on us.”

Brady Wildermuth went for 24 points for the Tigers and also had seven rebounds and four blocked shots. Drew Sosby added 21 points.

For the Wildcats, who are now 10-7 and host Coldwater Friday, Peter Falk had 16 and Aaron Ernst added 11.

Minster (45) — Schmiesing 2, Nixon 8, Stechschulte 2, Falk 16, Ernst 11, Tumbusch 5, Huelsman 1.

JC (57) — Booser 4, D. Sosby 21, Zorn 8, Wildermuth 24.

Score by quarters:

Minster—4 13 26 45

Jackson—16 28 39 57

Three-pointers: JC 3 (Sosby 2, Zorn); Minster 5 (Falk 2, Ernst 2, Tumbusch).

Records: JC 16-2, Minster 10-7.

Reserve score: Minster 37, JC 33.


Loramie 62, Marion Local 39

FORT LORAMIE —- The Fort Loramie Redskins capped off their best weekend of the season with a 62-39 thumping of visiting Marion Local in non-league boys basketball action Saturday night at home.

The win put the Redskins at 8-11 on the season and came on the heels of their upset win at home over the Anna Rockets a night earlier.

They take Friday night off and get back in action Saturday night at home against Franklin Monroe in non-league play.

“We’re playing real well and playing with a lot of confidence right now,” said Loramie coach Corey Britton. “We attacked all night long, and the kids are excited. It was a lot of fun and a fantastic weekend, but we still have a lot of work to do.”

The Redskins bolted out of the blocks for a 20-6 lead after a quarter and never led up, even though Marion went on a 9-0 run midway through the second quarter to cut into a 27-11 lead and made it 27-20 at the break.

The Redskins canned 11 of 18 from the field in the first half.

Marion Local scored the first six points of the third quarter to slice the lead to 27-26, but from that point, Loramie took over, going on a 14-4 run behind back-to-back threes from Cody Gasson and Dillon Braun. Braun then hit another three to start the final period and the Redskins went on to build a 20-point lead at 56-36.

The Redskins had an amazing night from the field, hitting 23 for 38, including 8 for 16 from behind the three-point line.

Braun finished with 22 to lead the Redskins and both Tyler Siegel and Evan Berning added 11 apiece. berning had quite a night overall, getting six steals and pulling down six rebounds. Braun had six steals, Siegel six rebounds, and Drew Wehrman had six assists to go with eight points.

Derek Albers and Tyler Mescher had 12 apiece for Marion, which is now 9-8 on the year.

Marion (39) — Albers 12, Bruns 4, Griesdorn 5, Buenning 2, Homan 4, Mescher 12.

Loramie (62) — Wuebker 8, Berning 11, Braun 22, B. Pleiman 5, Gasson 3, Siegel 13.

Score by quarters:

ML—8 20 31 39

FL—20 27 53 62

Three-pointers: FL 6 (Braun 4, Berning 2); ML 2 (Albers 2).

Records: FL 8-11, ML 9-8.

Reserve score: ML 45, FL 26.


Houston 55, Troy Christian 42

TROY — The Houston Wildcats got some welcome offensive punch from a couple different names and used it to whip Troy Christian on the road Saturday night, 55-42, in non-league boys action.

The Wildcats go to 6-11 with the win and play at Anna Friday in County action. Troy Christian is now 7-10.

Troy Christian played zone, so Houston coach John Willoughby called on outside shooters Mark Schaffer and Caleb Sluss. They responded with 11 and 13 points, respectively. Sluss nailed four three-pointers and Schaffer added three.

“They are our two best outside shooters and they came in and hit their shots,” said Willoughby. “We needed that because of their zone. It was nice to see them come through for us.”

Domyneik Phipps led the Wildcats in scoring with 17.

Houston (55) — Phipps 17, Arnold 5, Shaffer 11, Sluss 13, Jolly 5, Freytag 3.

Troy Chr. (42) — Hayden 9, Wynne 8, Brown 1, Anderson 6, Dillehut 15, Shank 3.

Score by quarters:

Houston—8 28 38 55

TC—10 22 26 42

Three-pointers: Houston 9 (Sluss 4, Shaffer 3, Phipps 2); TC 7 (Dillehut 3, Wynne 2, Hayden, Shank).

Records: Houston 6-11, TC 7-10.

Reserve score: TC 45, Houston 30.


Lehman 65, Bradford 42

SIDNEY — Lehman and Bradford were all deadlocked at the half, but the Cavaliers got untracked in the third quarter and went on to beat the visiting Railroaders 65-42 in non-league action Saturday night.

The win put the Cavs at 3-14 on the season heading into a stretch of four straight road games, starting with Friday night at Ridgemont in Northwest Central Conference play.

After a sluggish first half, the Cavaliers outscored Bradford 19-2 in the third quarter for a 46-27 bulge heading to the final period.

Ben Frantz had four three-pointers and finished with 20 points, eight of those coming in the third quarter.

After going 5 for 12 from the line in the first three periods, the Cavs were 11 for 14 in the final period.

Bradford (42) — Millhouse 10, Brandon 9, Swabb 8, Branson 2, Patty 7, Phillips 6.

Lehman (65) — Schutt 7, Scott 1, Rourke 3, Smith 3, Monnin 4, Rodgers 8, Arnold 8, Lee 2, Frantz 20, Curtis 4, Bunker 5.

Score by quarters:

Bradford—12 23 27 42

Lehman—12 23 46 65

Three-pointers: Lehman 5 (Frantz 4, Schutt); Bradford 3 (Millhouse, Brandon, Patty).

Records: Lehman 3-14, Bradford 2-13.


Russia 69, Spr. Catholic 34

RUSSIA — Russia hit 11 three-pointers and finished the game with 20 offensive rebounds, and those two things combined to make it a long night for visiting Springfield Central Catholic Saturday in a 69-34 verdict at Russia.

The Raiders are now 16-3 and head into the season’s biggest game, Friday night at home against Jackson Center. Jackson holds a one-game lead in the County standings.

“It was Senior Night, and those guys got to play a lot,” said Russia coach Spencer Cordonnier. “Springfield switched up their zones, but we had good ball movement and played inside out to get the open threes. And we had a ton of offensive rebounds.”

Jonah Counts sank five three-pointers and finished with 17, and was the only player in the game in double figures. Teammate Lucas Busse had nine points and seven rebounds.

SCC (34) — Doolittle 2, Meyers 6, Young 4, Cavanaugh 7, DeWitt 5, Catanzaro 3, Weeks 7.

Russia (69) — Counts 17, C. Monnin 9, T. Monnin 2, Gariety 6, Ball 8, Tebbe 4, Busse 9, York 6, Dapore 8.

Score by quarters:

SCC—4 17 28 34

Russia—18 37 56 69

Three-pointers: SC 1 (Weeks); Russia 11 (Counts 4, C. Monnin 3, Dapore 2, Busse).

Records: Russia 16-3, SC 5-11.

Reserve score: Russia 54, SCC 51.


New Knoxville 36, Lima Temple 22

NEW KNOXVILLE — The New Knoxville Rangers hosted Lima Temple Christian in action Saturday and it was a low-scoring affair, the Rangers winning 36-22 in non-league play.

Knoxville goes to 7-9 on the season and is at Wapakoneta Tuesday night.

The Rangers led 20-15 at the half, then didn’t allow Temple any points in the third quarter to open up a 28-15 lead heading to the final period.

No one scored in double figures in the game. Logan Leffel was the top scorer with nine.

Lima Temple (22) — Howell 5, Hohlbein 2, Crock Bowman 3, Good 4, Hutchinson 6.

New Knoxville (36) — Leffel 9, Lageman 4, Tinnerman 7, Lammers 5, Stone 5, Neuman 6.

Score by quarters:

LTC—5 14 14 8

NK—10 20 28 36

Three-pointers: NK 1 (Leffel); LTC 3 (Howell, Bowman, Good).

Records: NK 7-9, LTC 9-8.

Reserve score: NK 32, LTC 27.



Fairlawn was scheduled to play Saturday night at Waynesfield-Goshen, but the game had to be postponed due to a power outage at Waynesfield.

The game has not yet been rescheduled.

Sidney’s Damien Duff takes a shot as St. Mary’s Jacob Grannon follows close behind in action Saturday night at Sidney.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2016/01/web1_SDN020116SidBbball.jpgSidney’s Damien Duff takes a shot as St. Mary’s Jacob Grannon follows close behind in action Saturday night at Sidney.