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Sidney’s Devan Rogers eyes the basket on this shot Friday at Sidney against Tipp City.

Sidney’s Devan Rogers eyes the basket on this shot Friday at Sidney against Tipp City.


Todd B. Acker | Sidney Daily News

Russia’s Daniel Kearns shoots as Jackson Center’s Brady Wildermuth defends at Russia Friday.


Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Staff report

Sidney let a big second-half lead get away, but the Jackets did what they had to do down the stretch to win 80-73 over the Tipp City Red Devils in Greater Western Ohio Conference American North action Friday night at Sidney.

The Jackets are now 2-0 and host Wapakoneta tonight.

Sophomore standout Andre Gordon finished with 31 on the heels of his 30 Tuesday night against Bellefontaine. He was one of four in double figures, with Isaiah Bowser and Ratez Roberts getting 16 apiece and Devan Rogers adding 11, seven of those coming in the opening quarter.

Sidney got off to a big lead in the opening quarter behind Rogers, only to see Tipp City hit a couple of three-pointers late in the quarter to cut what was an 11-point lead at one point to 19-12 after one quarter.

Tipp cut the lead to five early in the second quarter, but five straight points by Gordon pushed the lead back to double digits at 28-18 midway through the second quarter. And with Gordon continuing to score, the lead reached 16 with under two minutes to go in the half.

When the first half ended, the Jackets led 40-23, and had excellent balance. Gordon had 12 at the break and both Rogers and Roberts had nine apiece.

The Jackets didn’t let up in the third quarter, either, rolling to a 61-42 lead after three periods. At one point, Gordon reeled off seven straight points to up his game total to 22.

But Tipp City wasn’t through yet, and a 9-2 run cut the lead to 63-51 with still over six minutes to play.

With the clock nearing a minute and Sidney struggling at the line, Tipp got a layup and a three-pointer to cut the lead to 76-70, but the Jackets hit enough free throws in the final minute to put it away, despite the Red Devils scoring 31 points in the fourth quarter.

Gordon had just two points in the opening quarter before getting untrack. He was sent to the line 19 times by the Red Devils and hit 12 of them.

For the game, Sidney was 25 for 35 from the line.

Tipp City (73) — Bonifas 8, Gingrich 5, Smith 14, Williams 13, Wildermuth 16, Skaggs 9, Grieshop 8.

Sidney (80) — Bowser 16, Roberts 16, An. Gordn 31, Al. Gordn 2, Rogers 11, Hudgins 4.

Score by quarters:

TC`12`23`42`73

Sidney`19`40`61`80

Three-pointers: TC 9 ( Wildermuth 4, Smith 3, Williams 1, Gingrich 1); Sidney 1 (Gordon).

Records: Sidney 2-0, TC 0-2.

Reserve score: TC 45, Sidney 44, OT

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Fairlawn 74, Riverside 37

DEGRAFF — The Fairlawn Jets rolled from the staart and wound up with a 74-37 victory over Riverside in non-league action Friday.

The Jets, 3-0, are back in action Tuesday at Fort Loramie.

The Jets led 20-10 afer a quarter and 43-15 by the half.

Nathan Lessing had another double-double, finishing with 28 points and 11 rebounds.

“We came out with a lot of energy and focus, and our defensive effort was really good,” said Jet coach Justin Tidwell.

Fairlawn (74) — Graves 4, Lessing 28, Reck 4, Maddy 5, N. Brautigam 8, Johnson 8, Jamison 4, Blanford 2, Hickman 8, D. Brautigam 5.

Riverside (37) — Heath 3, Harchbarger 1, Helmlinger 7, Knight 1, Auflick 4, Lane 2, Willoughby 9, Kreglow 10.

Score by quarters:

Fairlawn`20`43`65`74

Riverside`10`15`27`37

Three-pointers: None

Records: Fairlawn 3-0, Riverside 1-3.

Reserve score: Fairlawn 41, Riverside 26.

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Anna 73, Houston 41

ANNA — Anna bounced back from its loss to Fort Loramie last week to whip Houston in County play Friday 73-41.

The Rockets are 1-1 and are at New Knoxville tonight. Houston is 0-3 and hosts Botkins Tuesday.

“The defensive effort was great,” said Anna coach Nate Barhorst. “Especially Wyatt Bensman. He did a great job on (Cameron) Arnold.”

The Rockets were led by Mason Platfoot, who came off the bench and drained five three-pointers on his way to 19 points for the game. Griffin Doseck added 12 and Seth Roe 10.

Howie Ludwig had 14 for the Wildcats.

Houston (41) — Leist 2, Shoemaker 8, Ludwig 14, Arnold 4, Douglas 4, Hensley 9.

Anna (73) — Frilling 7, Bensman 2, Roe 10, Doseck 12, Platfoot 19, Cathcart 3, Fogt 4, Elliott 1, Osborne 6, Schmitz 9.

Score by quarters:

Houston`5`18`26`41

Anna`13`33`55`73

Three-pointers: Anna 7 (Platfoot 5, Frilling, Schmitz); Houston 3 (Ludwig 2, Shoemaker).

Records: Anna 1-1, Houston 0-3.

Reserve score: Anna 62, Houston 26.

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Loramie 71, Botkins 34

BOTKINS — Fort Loramie upped its record to 3-0 with a 71-34 win over Botkins Friday night in County play.

The Redskins have Fairlawn at home Tuesday. Botkins is 1-2 and hosts Ridgemnont tonight.

Loramie got 16 points from Dillon Braun and 10 each from Cody Gasson and Eli Rosengarten.

Luke Bergman had 23 for the Trojans.

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NK 47, Waynesfield 30

WAYNESFIELD — The New Knoxville Rangers evened their record at 1-1 with a 47-30 victory over Waynesfield-Goshen in non-league boys basketball action Friday.

The Rangers are back in action tonight at home against Anna.

New Knoxville led 14-6 after a quarter, with Nathan Tinnerman getting six of the points. It was 24-10 by the half, and Tinnerman had 10 of his game-high 18 points.

NK (47) — Topp 9, Lammers 7, Lageman 9, Tinnerman 18, Thobe 4.

W-G (30) — Bly 7, Searson 5, Wolke 1, Kaufman 2, Maxwell 8, Waitman 5, Spencer 2.

Score by quarters:

NK`14`24`41`47

W-G`6`10`23`30

Three-pointers: NK 4 (Topp, Lammers, Lageman, Tinnerman); W-G 3 (Maxwell 2, Searson).

Records: NK 1-1, W-G 0-3.

Sidney’s Devan Rogers eyes the basket on this shot Friday at Sidney against Tipp City.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2016/12/web1_SDN121016SidBbball.jpgSidney’s Devan Rogers eyes the basket on this shot Friday at Sidney against Tipp City. Todd B. Acker | Sidney Daily News

Russia’s Daniel Kearns shoots as Jackson Center’s Brady Wildermuth defends at Russia Friday.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2016/12/web1_SDN121016RussiaBbball.jpgRussia’s Daniel Kearns shoots as Jackson Center’s Brady Wildermuth defends at Russia Friday. Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News
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