District Nine games: Gordon and company put on dunk show


Gordon scores 42, Ratez Roberts scores 9 in final game together

By Bryant Billing - bbilling@sidneydailynews.com



Versailles' Kelsey Custenborder shoots during the District Nine Div. I/II/III girls all-star game on Friday in Troy. Custenborder scored 13 points.

Versailles' Kelsey Custenborder shoots during the District Nine Div. I/II/III girls all-star game on Friday in Troy. Custenborder scored 13 points.


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Versailles' Elizabeth Ording shoots during the District Nine Div. I/II/III girls all-star game on Friday in Troy. Ording scored 17 points.


Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Anna's Breah Kuck shoots during the District Nine Div. I/II/III girls all-star game on Friday in Troy. Kuck scored 13 points.


Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Anna's Breah Kuck shoots during the District Nine Div. I/II/III girls all-star game on Friday in Troy.


Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Versailles' Kelsey Custenborder reaches for a loose ball during the District Nine Div. I/II/III girls all-star game on Friday in Troy.


Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Anna's Griffin Doseck shoots during the District Nine Div. I/II/III boys all-star game on Friday in Troy.


Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Sidney's Andre Gordon puts the ball in during the District Nine Div. I/II/III boys all-star game on Friday in Troy.


Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Sidney's Ratez Roberts shoots during the District Nine Div. I/II/III boys all-star game on Friday in Troy.


Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Anna's Griffin Doseck shoots during the District Nine Div. I/II/III boys all-star game on Friday in Troy.


Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Sidney's Ratez Roberts shoots during the District Nine Div. I/II/III boys all-star game on Friday in Troy.


Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Sidney's Ratez Roberts dunks during the District Nine Div. I/II/III boys all-star game on Friday in Troy.


Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Sidney's Andre Gordon puts the ball in during the District Nine Div. I/II/III boys all-star game on Friday in Troy.


Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Sidney's Andre Gordon dunks during the District Nine Div. I/II/III boys all-star game on Friday in Troy.


Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

TROY — Fans expecting an exhibition of athleticism got one on Friday at Troy High School’s Trojan Activities Center.

Sidney’s Andre Gordon and Xenia’s Samari Curtis are both heading to major Division I collegiate programs (and Springfield’s RaHeim Moss will in football or basketball). The trio performed bunch of amazing feats in the District Nine Division I/II/III boys all-star game.

Gordon, who signed with Virginia Tech last fall, played one last game with longtime teammate Ratez Roberts.

Gordon and Roberts had plenty of highlights. The biggest crowd reaction may have come on a free-throw attempt. Roberts intentionally threw a foul shot off the glass, and Gordon leapt over defenders for a rebound and threw in a one-handed dunk.

Gordon scored a game-high 42 points for the North squad while and Roberts scored nine. Versailles’ Evan Hiestand scored two. Anna’s Griffin Doseck played but didn’t score.

Curtis, who was named Mr. Basketball last week, scored 31 for the South squad. He’ll play collegiately at Cincinnati. Moss, who is undecided, scored 28.

The South beat the North 158-117.

Gordon is Sidney’s all-time leading scorer and own the career assists record. He was named the District Nine Div. I player of the year and will also play in the Ohio vs. Kentucky all-star game on April 13 at Thomas More College.

Gordon averaged 23.9 points, 5.5 assists and 5.4 rebounds per game while Roberts averaged 9.8 points and 4.3 blocks this season for Sidney, which finished 20-5. Roberts will play collegiate football at Urbana.

Doseck averaged 15.3 points and 7.6 rebounds per game for Anna. He was named the Shelby County Athletic League player of the year and District Nine D-III player of the year.

Hiestand averaged 13.7 points and 6.4 rebounds per game for Versailles. He was named first team all-Midwest Athletic Conference.

Versailles’ Ording among stars in girls game

Versailles’ Elizabeth Ording was among three area seniors that played in the girls game and was among the leading scorers.

Ording scored 17 points for the North squad while Versailles’ Kelsey Custenborder scored 13, most of which came in the first half. Anna’s Breah Kuck added eight points.

The North started slow but got a spark from Morgan Haney late in the first half and pulled away for a 100-80 win. Haney, a Miami East player who will play collegiately at Albany, led the squad with 29 points. Springfield’s Trinity Morton-Nooks led the South with 33.

Ording averaged 9.4 points and seven rebounds per game for the Tigers and was a second team all-Midwest Athletic Conference selection. Custenborder averaged 6.2 points and 4.3 rebounds per game and was honorable mention all-MAC. Kuck averaged 7.8 points per game and was honorable mention all-Shelby County Athletic League.

Versailles’ Kelsey Custenborder shoots during the District Nine Div. I/II/III girls all-star game on Friday in Troy. Custenborder scored 13 points.
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2019/03/web1_DSC_2410.jpgVersailles’ Kelsey Custenborder shoots during the District Nine Div. I/II/III girls all-star game on Friday in Troy. Custenborder scored 13 points.Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Versailles’ Elizabeth Ording shoots during the District Nine Div. I/II/III girls all-star game on Friday in Troy. Ording scored 17 points.
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2019/03/web1_DSC_2425.jpgVersailles’ Elizabeth Ording shoots during the District Nine Div. I/II/III girls all-star game on Friday in Troy. Ording scored 17 points.Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Anna’s Breah Kuck shoots during the District Nine Div. I/II/III girls all-star game on Friday in Troy. Kuck scored 13 points.
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2019/03/web1_DSC_2438.jpgAnna’s Breah Kuck shoots during the District Nine Div. I/II/III girls all-star game on Friday in Troy. Kuck scored 13 points.Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Anna’s Breah Kuck shoots during the District Nine Div. I/II/III girls all-star game on Friday in Troy.
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2019/03/web1_DSC_2373.jpgAnna’s Breah Kuck shoots during the District Nine Div. I/II/III girls all-star game on Friday in Troy.Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Versailles’ Kelsey Custenborder reaches for a loose ball during the District Nine Div. I/II/III girls all-star game on Friday in Troy.
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2019/03/web1_DSC_2529.jpgVersailles’ Kelsey Custenborder reaches for a loose ball during the District Nine Div. I/II/III girls all-star game on Friday in Troy.Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Anna’s Griffin Doseck shoots during the District Nine Div. I/II/III boys all-star game on Friday in Troy.
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2019/03/web1_DSC_2542.jpgAnna’s Griffin Doseck shoots during the District Nine Div. I/II/III boys all-star game on Friday in Troy.Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Sidney’s Andre Gordon puts the ball in during the District Nine Div. I/II/III boys all-star game on Friday in Troy.
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2019/03/web1_DSC_2796.jpgSidney’s Andre Gordon puts the ball in during the District Nine Div. I/II/III boys all-star game on Friday in Troy.Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Sidney’s Ratez Roberts shoots during the District Nine Div. I/II/III boys all-star game on Friday in Troy.
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2019/03/web1_DSC_2793.jpgSidney’s Ratez Roberts shoots during the District Nine Div. I/II/III boys all-star game on Friday in Troy.Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Anna’s Griffin Doseck shoots during the District Nine Div. I/II/III boys all-star game on Friday in Troy.
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2019/03/web1_DSC_2779.jpgAnna’s Griffin Doseck shoots during the District Nine Div. I/II/III boys all-star game on Friday in Troy.Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Sidney’s Ratez Roberts shoots during the District Nine Div. I/II/III boys all-star game on Friday in Troy.
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2019/03/web1_DSC_2744.jpgSidney’s Ratez Roberts shoots during the District Nine Div. I/II/III boys all-star game on Friday in Troy.Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Sidney’s Ratez Roberts dunks during the District Nine Div. I/II/III boys all-star game on Friday in Troy.
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2019/03/web1_DSC_2760.jpgSidney’s Ratez Roberts dunks during the District Nine Div. I/II/III boys all-star game on Friday in Troy.Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Sidney’s Andre Gordon puts the ball in during the District Nine Div. I/II/III boys all-star game on Friday in Troy.
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2019/03/web1_DSC_2777.jpgSidney’s Andre Gordon puts the ball in during the District Nine Div. I/II/III boys all-star game on Friday in Troy.Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Sidney’s Andre Gordon dunks during the District Nine Div. I/II/III boys all-star game on Friday in Troy.
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2019/03/web1_DSC_2747.jpgSidney’s Andre Gordon dunks during the District Nine Div. I/II/III boys all-star game on Friday in Troy.Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News
Gordon scores 42, Ratez Roberts scores 9 in final game together

By Bryant Billing

bbilling@sidneydailynews.com

Reach Bryant Billing at 937-538-4818, or follow @SidneyOHSports on Twitter and @BryantBillingSDN on Facebook.

Reach Bryant Billing at 937-538-4818, or follow @SidneyOHSports on Twitter and @BryantBillingSDN on Facebook.