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Dominate Fairborn after slow start

Jackson Center’s Gavin Booser passes from the ground as Russia’s Dylan Cordonnier, left, and Drew Sherman converge on him at Jackson Center Friday night.

Jackson Center’s Gavin Booser passes from the ground as Russia’s Dylan Cordonnier, left, and Drew Sherman converge on him at Jackson Center Friday night.


Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

New Bremen’s Koby Paul drives one to the hoop past Minster’s Bryce Schmiesing in action Friday night at Minster.


Jason Alig | Sidney Daily News

Staff report

FAIRBORN — Sidney went into Friday’s boys basketball game at Fairborn coming off two losses in a row, and it didn’t look good early when the Skyhawks drained three three-pointers before the Jackets ever got untracked.

But junior Isaiah Bowser made sure the Jackets stayed in it early, and they went on to dominate after that, winning 68-57 in Greater Western Ohio Conference American North action over a Skyhawk team that had won four straight.

The Jackets go to 8-0 in the American North and 10-3 overall, and are back in action tonight at home against in-town rival Lehman.

After the Skyhawks jumped out to a 9-0 lead, Bowser scored the next eight points of the game. And when Andre Gordon hit a three and Ratez Roberts a two, the Jackets were on top 13-11, which is how the first quarter ended.

Fairborn scored a quick five points in a row to start the second quarter, but Gordon hit back-to-back buckets, one a three-pointer, and when Allec Gordon added a three-pointer, the lead was 27-19. By the half, the Jackets had increased the lead to 31-22, and it was 51-36 after three.

“We weren’t concentrating well enough on the defensive end,” said Sidney coach John Willoughby of the slow start. “They were running a type of flex and sometimes we switched and sometimes we didn’t and our communication wasn’t what it should have been.”

Bowser went on to finish with 20 and he put an exclamation point on his performance with a dunk late in the game. Gordon finished with 21 to lead the Jackets, and Allec Gordon added 10.

“Isaiah ran the baseline against their zone and he was taking it to the rim pretty easily,” said Willoughby. “They paid a lot of attention to Andre and that left Isaiah open on the backside. And we also got a big lift from Allec (Gordon) off the bench. He gave us a spark like he always does and had seven points in the second quarter. And he did a great job on the boards.”

Sidney (69) — Bowser 20, Conrad 2, Roberts 4, An. Gordon 21, Al. Gordon 10, Rogers 9, Hudgins 2.

Fairborn (57) — Inman 5, Easterling 6, Redmon 2, Batie 6, Lilley 28, Monroe 4, Bodekor 6.

Score by quarters:

Sidney`13`31`51`68

Fairborn`11`22`36`57

Three-pointers: Sidney 5 (An. Gordon 3, Al. Gordon, Bowser); Fairborn 9 (Lilley 4, Batie 2, Inman, Easterling, Bodekor).

Records: Sidney 10-3, Fairborn 7-7.

Reserve score: Fairborn 38, Sidney 34.

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Lima Perry 87, Lehman 51

CRIDERSVILLE — Lima Perry poured in 54 points in the first half and went on to hand the Lehman Cavaliers an 87-51 setback in Northwest Central Conference action Friday.

The loss snapped Lehman’s four-game winning streak and left them 5-7 on the year heading into a game tonight at Sidney. Perry is now 10-3.

Perry jumped out to a 25-11 lead after one quarter and never looked back, leading 75-43 after three periods.

Kam Lee held his own against the Commodores, finishing with 22 points and hitting four three-pointers.

Lehman (51) — Gilardi 4, Sargent 4, Rourke 8, Richard 2, Kennedy 2, Arnold 9, Lee 22.

Perry (87) — Gardner 19, Monford 6, Dray 2, Whiteside 8, Hoersten 5, Lane-Harvey 14, Glover 25, Nichols 8.

Score by quarters:

Lehman`11`25`43`51

Perry`25`54`75`87

Three-pointers: Lehman 7 (Lee 4, Rourke 2, Arnold); Perry 6 (Gardner 5, Hoersten).

Records: Lehman 5-7, Perry 10-3.

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Russia 37, Jackson 34

JACKSON CENTER — Russia remained in a tie for first place in the County standings, edging the Jackson Center Tigers 37-34 in a key league game Friday at Jackson.

The Raiders are 7-1 in the league and 12-2 overall and play at Minster tonight.

Jackson is 3-4 and 7-4 and hosts Marion Local tonight.

Russia led by just two at the half and opened up a 31-23 lead after three quarter.

Brady Wildermuth of Jackson led all scorers with 22. Russia was led by Dylan Cordonnier with 12 and Daniel Kearns with 11.

Russia (37) — Cordonnier 12, Sherman 5, Cohee 7, Tebbe 2, Kearns 11.

Jackson Center (34) — Booser 3, Sosby 9, Wildermuth 22.

Score by quarters:

Russia`7`19`31`37

Jackson`9`17`23`34

Three-pointers: Russia 4 (Cordonnier 3, Cohee); JC 2 (Booser, Sosby).

Records: Russia 12-2, JC 7-4.

Reserve score: Russia 36, JC 10.

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Loramie 53, Botkins 34

FORT LORAMIE — Fort Loramie remained tied for first with a 53-34 victory over Botkins at home Friday.

The Redskins are 7-1 in the league and 11-2 overall and are at Fairlawn Tuesday.

Botkins drops to 0-8 and 4-10 and hosts New Knoxville tonight.

After a close first half — Loramie leading 26-17 at the break — the Redskins pulled away over the final two periods.

Dillon Braun had 16 and Tyler Siegel 14 for Loramie. Luke Bergman had 21 for Botkins.

Botkins (34) — Goubeaux 3, Heuker 3, Metz 2, L. Bergman 21, A. Bergman 2, Butcher 3.

Loramie (54) — Beerning 6, Braun 16, Gasson 5, Brandewie 3, A. Siegel 7, T. Siegel 14, Wehrman 2.

Score by quarters:

Botkins`8`17`25`34

Loramie`12`26`42`53

Three-pointers: Loramie 6 (Braun 4, Gasson, Brandewie); Botkins 7 (L. Bergman 4, A. Bergman, Goubeaux, Heuker).

Records: Loramie 11-2, Botkins 4-10.

Reserve score: Loramie 51, Botkins 30.

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Other scores

Fairlawn 81, Covington 52

St. Henry 61, New Knoxville 51

Versailles 55, Fort Recovery 47

Jackson Center’s Gavin Booser passes from the ground as Russia’s Dylan Cordonnier, left, and Drew Sherman converge on him at Jackson Center Friday night.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2017/01/web1_SDN012117JCBbball.jpgJackson Center’s Gavin Booser passes from the ground as Russia’s Dylan Cordonnier, left, and Drew Sherman converge on him at Jackson Center Friday night. Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

New Bremen’s Koby Paul drives one to the hoop past Minster’s Bryce Schmiesing in action Friday night at Minster.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2017/01/web1_SDN012117MinstBbball.jpgNew Bremen’s Koby Paul drives one to the hoop past Minster’s Bryce Schmiesing in action Friday night at Minster. Jason Alig | Sidney Daily News
Dominate Fairborn after slow start