Jackets lose to Vandalia


Sidney’s Jace Conrad drives against Tyler Burley of Vandalia in action at Sidney Tuesday.

Sidney’s Jace Conrad drives against Tyler Burley of Vandalia in action at Sidney Tuesday.

Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Staff report

Vandalia controlled the action from the outset and handed the Sidney Yellow Jackets a 53-47 setback in Greater Western Ohio Conference American North boys basketball Tuesday at Sidney.

The loss left the Jackets at 16-5 going into two straight games against a strong Greenville team. The first is Friday on the road to end the regular season, and the second in first-round tournament action on Feb. 25.

The Jackets trailed from the onset and led only one time all night at 5-4.

They were down by eight at 21-13 but outscored the Aviators 10-2 to end the half, resulting in a 23-all tie at intermission. But Vandalia scored the first four points of the third quarter and the Jackets could never catch up.

Andre Gordon had 21 for Sidney but had little help, with no one else scoring more than six.

Vandalia (53) — Joiner 27, Kreill 12, Burley 9, Johnson 2, Stogdill 3.

Sidney (47) — Bowser 6, Conrad 3, Roberts 4, An. Gordon 21, Al. Gordon 3, Rogers 4, Hudgins 6.

Score by quarters:



Three-pointers: Sidney 10 (An. Gordon 4, Hudgins 2, Bowser 2, Conrad); Vandalia 2 (Kriell 2).

Records: Sidney 16-5, Vandalia 11-9.

Reserve score: Vandalia 57, Sidney 50.

Freshman score: Sidney 54, Vandalia 48.


Lehman 55, Mississinawa 47

Lehman controlled the action in the second half to hand visiting Mississinawa Valley a 5-47 setback in non-league boys basketball action Tuesday night at Lehman.

The Cavaliers, now 10-11, will conclude regular-season play Friday with one of the toughest opponents on the schedule, the Fairlawn Jets, who come to the Lehman gym with a 17-3 record.

The Cavs led just 29-27 at the half, but pulled out to a 44-39 lead after three quarters.

Kam Lee had 16 points, Preston Rodgers added 12 and Dylan Arnold finished with 11 for the Cavs.

Mississinawa (47) — Bowman 5, Milles 6, Perkins 13, Howell 14, John 7, Swob 2.

Lehman (55) — Gilardi 5, Magoteaux 2, Sargent 2, Rourke 7, Rodgers 12, Arnold 11, Lee 16.

Score by quarters:



Three-pointers: Lehman 3 (Rodgers, Arnold, Rourke); MV 4 (Bowman, Milles, Perkins, John).

Records: Lehman 10-11, MV 7-14.


Houston 56, Bradford 40

HOUSTON — Houston pulled away with a big second quarter and went on to beat Bradford 56-40 in non-league action at Houston Tuesday.

The Wildcats are now 3-18 on the year heading into a home game with Jackson Center Friday.

The Wildcats led just 18-17 after one, but then outscored Bradford 19-7 in the second quarter to take control.

Cameron Arnold had 18 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Wildcats, and Caleb Sluss added 11 points and nine rebounds.

“Caleb had his best game of the year,” said coach Brad Francis.

Bradford (40) — Smith 8, Millhouse 3, Swabb 14, Branson 5, Justice 2, Phillips 8.

Houston (56) — Leist 6, Beaver 2, Ludwig 9, Arnold 18, Sluss 11, Bryant 6, Douglas 2, hensley 2.

Score by quarters:



Three-pointers: Bradford 5 (Smith 2, Millhouse, Swabb, Branson); Houston 6 (Ludwig 3, Arnold, Sluss, Bryant).

Records: Houston 3-18, Bradford 2-19.

Reserve score: Houston 53, Bradford 15.


Lima Shawnee 77, NK 61

LIMA — Lima Shawnee led from start to finish in handing New Knoxville a 77-61 in a makeup boys basketball game Monday night.

The loss left the Rangers at 5-14 going into action at Marion Local Friday night.

Nathan Tinnerman had 20 points to lead the Rangers, Nick Topp added 16 and Jonah Lageman finished with 11.

Knoxville (61) — Bartholamew 4, Tiopp 16, Lammers 2, Lageman 11, Tinnerman 20, Thobe 6, Poppe 2.

Shawnee (77) — McDonald 16, Bagley 5, Wilkerson 6, Mayer 2, Thomas 6, Sweeney 2, Graves 9, Maley 5, O’Neal 12, Caprella 8, Hall 6.

Score by quarters:



Three-pointers: NK 7 (Lageman 3, Topp 3, Tinnerman); LS 2 (McDonald, Maley).

Records: NK 5-14, LS 12-8.

Sidney’s Jace Conrad drives against Tyler Burley of Vandalia in action at Sidney Tuesday.
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