Friday roundup: Sidney pulls away from Stebbins in 4th


Fort Loramie, Jackson Center, Russia earn SCAL wins

By Bryant Billing - [email protected]



RIVERSIDE — After three close quarters, Sidney pulled away and beat Stebbins 72-60 in a Miami Valley League Valley Division game on Friday.

The Yellow Jackets built a 22-19 by the end of the first quarter and used an 18-11 scoring edge in the second to take a 40-30 halftime lead. The Indians used a 16-10 scoring edge in the third to pull within 50-46, but Sidney ran away with a 22-14 advantage in the fourth.

Myles Vordemark led Sidney (12-3, 10-2 MVL Valley) with 20 points and had nine rebounds. Jaden Swiger scored 19 points and had five rebounds, Sam Reynolds scored 16 points and had a team-high 10 rebounds and eight assists and Julius Spradling scored 10 points and had five rebounds.

Sidney shot 29 for 59 (49.2 percent) from the floor and had a 36-23 rebounding edge. The Indians shot 22 for 61 (36.1 percent) from the floor.

Fort Loramie 51, Anna 49

Fort Loramie held on to win a Shelby County Athletic League game on Friday in Anna.

Fort Loramie took a 16-12 lead by the end of the first quarter and pushed the lead as high as 10 points in the second, but Anna hit some late shots to cut the gap to 28-22 at halftime.

The Rockets used an 11-8 scoring edge in the third to pull within 36-33 heading into the fourth. Anna took the lead midway through the fourth, and the squads traded points the rest of the way.

Anna’s McKane Finkenbine hit a pair of free throws with 25 seconds left to tie it 46-46. Caleb Maurer was fouled shooting a 3, then made three foul shots to put the Redskins ahead 49-46. Fort Loramie then added two more late foul shots to secure it.

Maurer led Fort Loramie (9-6, 6-3 SCAL) with 18 points while Ty Ruhenkamp scored 10 and Aiden Wehrman scored eight.

Finkenbine led Anna (5-10, 3-5) with 24 points while Hayden Huelskamp scored nine and Bryce Cobb scored eight.

Jackson Center 56, Houston 20

The Tigers won an SCAL game on Friday in Jackson Center.

Jackson Center built a 16-2 lead by the end of the first quarter, then used a 37-5 scoring edge in the second to take a 33-7 halftime lead. The Tigers outscored the Wildcats 15-10 in the third and 8-3 in the fourth.

Nolan Fark led Jackson Center (8-6, 5-4) with 14 points while Jace Mullenhour scored nine.

Parker Herrick led Houston (1-14, 1-8) with nine points.

Russia 71, Fairlawn 26

The Raiders cruised to a big SCAL win on Friday at Clair C. Naveau Gymnasium.

Russia built a 24-6 lead by the end of the first quarter, then used a 22-7 scoring edge in the second to take a 46-13 halftime lead. Russia finished with a 13-11 edge in the third quarter and 12-2 edge in the fourth.

Hayden Quinter led the Raiders (9-5, 6-3) with 17 points while Ross Fiessinger scored 15. Ben Bohman and Zane Shappie each scored eight.

Drew Westerbeck led Fairlawn (2-13, 1-7) with 11 points.

Miami East 54, Lehman Catholic 49

The Cavaliers lost a Three Rivers Conference game on Friday in Sidney.

The Vikings built a 12-8 lead by the end of the first quarter. Lehman used a 16-6 scoring edge in the second to take a 24-18 lead at halftime, but Miami East rallied with a 22-17 edge in the third and 14-8 edge in the fourth.

Justin Chapman led Lehman (8-7, 2-6 TRC) with 23 points and 11 rebounds. A’Zon Steele scored 12 points.

Marion Local 53, Minster 45

The Wildcats lost a Midwest Athletic Conference game on Friday in Minster.

The squads were tied 8-8 at the end of the first quarter. Marion Local used a 16-13 edge in the second quarter to take a 24-21 halftime lead, then secured the win with a 16-4 edge in the third.

Brogan Stephey led Minster (4-12, 1-5 MAC) with 17 points while Johnny Nixon scored 16 points and had a team-high 10 rebounds.

New Bremen 55, Parkway 38

The Cardinals won a MAC game on Friday in Rockford.

New Bremen built a 14-4 lead by the end of the first quarter and used a 13-8 scoring advantage in the second to take a 27-8 halftime lead.

Reece Busse and David Homan each scored 14 points for New Bremen (12-2, 5-0) while Trevor Bergman scored 10 and Aaron Thieman scored nine.

Versailles 66, Coldwater 55

The Tigers won a MAC game on Friday in Versailles.

Versailles built a 16-13 lead by the end of the first quarter. The squads traded points to a 31-28 halftime score. The Cavaliers cut the gap to 45-43 by the end of the third, but Versailles ran away with a 21-12 edge in the fourth.

Connor Stonebraker led Versailles (14-0, 6-0) with 20 points while Ben Ruhenkamp scored 14 and Jaydon Litten scored 10.

Fort Loramie, Jackson Center, Russia earn SCAL wins

By Bryant Billing

[email protected]

Coaches can report results for Sidney Daily News’ daily roundups by sending scores, statistics and comments as soon as possible after games to [email protected]

Coaches can report results for Sidney Daily News’ daily roundups by sending scores, statistics and comments as soon as possible after games to [email protected]