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Sidney’s Andre Gordon puts the ball up over Greenville’s Kyle Phillips at Sidney Friday night.

Sidney’s Andre Gordon puts the ball up over Greenville’s Kyle Phillips at Sidney Friday night.


Todd B. Acker | Sidney Daily News

Jackson Center’s 33 Corbin Murphy looks to shoot as he runs into Fairlawn’s Keshon Johnson in action at Jackson Center Friday night.


Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Staff report

Behind a 40-point performance by sophomore sensation Andre Gordon, the Sidney Yellow Jackets cleared a big hurdle in league play, pulling away very late for an 85-76 victory over visiting Greenville Friday at the high school in boys basketball action.

The win gives the Jackets a 5-0 mark and a perfect first round in the Greater Western Ohio Conference American North Division. Overall, they are 6-1 and are back in action next Friday at home against Urbana.

The game was back and forth until the last two minutes, when the Yellow Jackets finally took control. From a 63-all tie, the Jackets went up 67-63 and 69-65 with 3:01 left in the game.

Buckets by Devan Rogers and Gordon made it 73-65 and Gordon and Ratez Roberts scored a minute late to give Sidney a 77-67 lead with a minute remaining.

Gordon was spectacular, hitting 13 for 28 from the floor and a perfect 13-for-13 from the line. He also had eight assists.

Sidney had four players score in double figures. In addition to Gordon, Roberts finished with 14, Rogers had 12 and Isaiah Bowser, whose two three-pointers staked Sidney to an early 10-3 lead, added 11.

Roberts had a double-double, adding 12 rebounds, six of those on the offensive end. He was 7-for-11 from the field.

Sidney also won the junior varsity and freshman games over Greenville, and in the freshman game, Sidney’s Trey Werntz hit seven three-pointers.

Greenville (76) — Hendrix 7, Wood 6, Pandey 9, Miles 2, Rich 14, Gable 38.

Sidney (85) — Bowser 11, Conrad 4, Roberts 14, Gordon 40, Rogers 12, Hudgins 4.

Score by quarters:

Greenville`18`35`54`76

Sidney`16`35`57`85

Three-pointers: Sidney 3 (Bowser 2, Gordon); Greenville 5 (Gable 3, Pandey, Hendrix).

Records: Sidney 6-1, Greenville 3-2.

Reserve score: Sidney 56, Greenville 50.

Freshman score: Sidney 62, Greenville 32.

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Fairlawn 54, JC 49

JACKSON CENTER — The Fairlawn Jets came out on fire and took a big lead, then survived a two-point third quarter to beat Jackson Center in a key County boys basketball game Friday night at Jackson Center, 54-49.

Fairlawn goes to 3-1 in the league and 5-1 overall and is off until Jan. 6 at Anna.

Jackson is 2-2 and 4-2 and is at Fort Loramie next Friday.

Fairlawn senior standout Nathan Lessing came out and scored 17 points in the opening quarter, leading the Jets to a 26-13 lead after one. That lead reached 28-13 when Lessing hit the first bucket of the second quarter, but Jackson slowly got back in it.

It was a nine-point game at the half, and Fairlawn then managed just two in the third quarter, which ended with the two teams tied at 38.

Jackson led several times in the final period, but the Jets wouldn’t be denied and pulled away at the end.

Lessing finished with 32 points. He had three three-pointers on the season entering the game, and hit three in the opening quarter Friday.

Jackson was led by sophomore Trent Platfoot with 19 and Brady Wildermuth with 18.

Fairlawn (54) — Lessing 32, Reck 2, N. Brautigam 4, Johnson 1, Hickman 7, D. Brautigam 8.

Jackson Center (49) — Platfoot 19, Booser 3, Heitkamp 1, Sosby 4, Bunke 4, Wildermuth 18.

Score by quarters:

Fairlawn`26`36`38`54

Jackson`13`27`38`49

Three-pointers: Fairlawn 4 (Lessing 3, Hickman); Jackson Center 5 (Platfoot 3, Booser, Wildermuth).

Records: Fairlawn 5-1, JC 4-2.

Reserve score: JC 35, Fairlawn 34.

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Lehman 41, Elgin 39

Lehman was down by six after three quarters and fell behind by as many as 10 in the final period, but rallied back furiously to pull out a 41-39 victory over Marion Elgin and post its first win of the season Friday night at Lehman.

The Cavaliers are 1-3 on the year and will open play in the Piqua Holiday Tournament starting on Thursday against Covington.

“It was a hard-fought game all the way,” said Lehman coach Tim Gleason. “It was low-scoring not because we slowed it down, but we just couldn’t finish our shots. And we played well on defense.

“We got down 10 in the fourth quarter and went to full-court pressure and that turned things around,” he added.

Dylan Arnold and Kam Lee had 10 apiece for the Cavs.

“Dylan brought a lot of energy,” said Gleason. “And we got good efforts from Elliot Gilardi. He played a real nice floor game.”

Elgin (39) — Nichols 16, Hatzenbuehler 12, Bockenstu 6, Bruns 3, Dyer 2, Bates 2.

Lehman (41) — Arnold 10, Lee 10, Rodgers 8, Magoteaux 7, Gilardi 2, Sherman 2, Rourke 1, Kennedy 1.

Score by quarters:

Elgin`11`15`25`39

Lehman`6`13`19`41

Three-pointers: Lehman 3 (Arnold 2, Rodgers); Elgin 4 (Nichols 4).

Records: Lehman 1-3, Elgin 2-3.

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Loramie 62, Houston 29

HOUSTON — Fort Loramie led 26-0 after one quarter and went on to beat Houston 62-29 in County action Friday.

The Redskins got 17 from Tyler Siegel, 16 from Evan Berning and 15 from Dillon Braun.

Loramie (62) — Brandewie 2, Meyer 1, E. Berning 16, Barhorst 1, Braun 15, Gasson 8, M. Berning 4, A. Siegel 2, T. Siegel 17.

Houston (29) — Shoemaker 2, Cox 5, Arnold 7, Bryant 6, Douglas 4, Hensley 5.

Score by quarters:

Loramie`26`32`48`62

Houston`0`9`17`29

Three-pointers: Houston 5 (Bryant 2, Hensley, Arnold, Cox); Loramie 6 (Braun 3, Gasson 2, E. Berning).

Records: Loramie 6-0, Houston 1-6.

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Russia 56, Botkins 38

RUSSIA — The Russia Raiders pulled away in the second half to defeat Botkins in County play Friday 56-38.

The Raiders, 5-2, got 12 points from Cole Tebbe and 11 from Drew Poling. In all nine Raiders scored.

Luke Bergman led the Trojans with 18.

Botkins (62) — Heuker 5, Opperman 3, Metz 2, L. Bergman 18, A. Bergman 2, Butcher 8.

Russia (56) — Cordonnier 8, Sherman 4, Cook 3, Monin 6, Poling 11, Cohee 4, Tebbe 12, Dapore 2, Kearns 6.

Score by quarters:

Botkins`6`18`24`38

Russia`15`23`40`56

Three-pointers: Russia 2 (Cordonnier, Cook); Botkins 2 (Opperman, L. Bergman)

Records: Russia 5-2, Botkins 2-6.

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Anna 56, Minster 49, OT

MINSTER — The Anna Rockets won their third in a row and handed Minster its first loss of the season in a 56-49 overtime thriller Friday night at Minster.

Anna is now 5-2 and got 13 points from Wyatt Bensman, 12 from Mason Platfoot and 10 from Nathan frilling.

Jarod Schulze had 16 for Minster, which is now 3-1.

Anna (56) — Frilling 10, Bensman 13, Doseck 9, Platfoot 12, Fogt 3, Roe 9.

Minster (49) — I. Schmiesing 2, Lehmkuhl 3, B. Schmiesing 9, Ketner 6, Huelsman 5, Ernst 5, Schulze 16, Dorsten 3.

Score by quarters:

Anna`7`19`34`47`56

Minster`10`19`31`47`49

Three-pointers: Anna 7 (Platfoot 3, Bensman, Frilling, Fogt, Roe); Minster 1 (Huelsman).

Records: Anna 5-2, Minster 3-1.

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Spencerville 54, NK 42

NEW KNOXVILLE — New Knoxville dropped a 54-42 verdict at home to Spencerville in non-league action Friday.

The loss left the Rangers at 2-3 overall heading to St. Marys next Friday.

Nick Topp had 21 for the Rangers.

Spencerville (54) — Corso 3, Schrolucke 13, Propst 2, Nolan 5, Prichard 24, B. Croft 6, G. Croft 1.

NK (42) — Topp 21, Lammers 3, Lageman 6, Tinnerman 6, Thobe 4, Merges 2.

Score by quarters:

S’ville`10`22`34`54

NK`11`18`25`42

Three-pointers: NK 6 (Topp 4, Lammers, Tinnerman); Spencerville 5 (Schrolucke 2, Prichard 2, Nolan).

Records: NK 2-3, Spencerville 5-1.

Reserve score: Spencerville 32, NK 19.

Sidney’s Andre Gordon puts the ball up over Greenville’s Kyle Phillips at Sidney Friday night.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2016/12/web1_SDN122216SidBbball-1.jpgSidney’s Andre Gordon puts the ball up over Greenville’s Kyle Phillips at Sidney Friday night. Todd B. Acker | Sidney Daily News

Jackson Center’s 33 Corbin Murphy looks to shoot as he runs into Fairlawn’s Keshon Johnson in action at Jackson Center Friday night.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2016/12/web1_SDN122416JCBbball-1.jpgJackson Center’s 33 Corbin Murphy looks to shoot as he runs into Fairlawn’s Keshon Johnson in action at Jackson Center Friday night. Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

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