Jackets win 62-60


Survive Greenville rally to end regular season 17-5

Fort Loramie’s Austin Siegel puts the ball up as Russia’s Cole Tebbe defends at Fort Loramie Friday night.

Fort Loramie’s Austin Siegel puts the ball up as Russia’s Cole Tebbe defends at Fort Loramie Friday night.


Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Anna’s Drew Schmitz goes up for a rebound in action Friday night at Fairlawn.


Todd B. Acker | Sidney Daily News

Staff report

GREENVILLE — Sidney let a double-digit lead early in the final period slip away, but survived a last-second shot by Greenville to pull out a 62-60 victory in Greater Western Ohio Conference boys basketball action Friday.

The game served to show how tough a time the fourth-seeded Yellow Jackets will have in their tournament opener — the two teams will meet again Saturday night at 8 p.m. at Trotwood in the first round of the Division 1 Sectional.

Sidney goes into that game with a 17-5 record and finishes 13-2 in the American North. Greenville will come into the game at 13-8.

Sidney jumped out on top from the start and led 21-12 after one quarter, but the Jackets couldn’t pull away from the Green Wave, who pulled to within 36-31 at the half, and that was after Sidney scored the final four points of the quarter.

The game remained close through most of the third quarter, but when Andre Gordon sank a shot from half court as time expired, the Jackets were back out to a nine-point lead at 54-46.

The lead reached double figures when Sidney got the first two points of the final quarter, but Greenville got the next four. Sidney countered with a bucket, but Greenville charged back and took a 60-58 lead with the clock winding down to near a minute remaining.

Devan Rogers scored to tie it up, then Isaiah Bowser made one of two free throws for a 61-60 lead with exactly 1:00 remaining.

It came down to the final possession, with Greenville having it. The shot was off the mark and Gordon was fouled with just over a second remaining. He hit one and the Jackets came away with the win.

Gordon finished with 19, Ratez Roberts had 16 and Bowser added 13 for the Jackets.

Sidney (62) — Bowser 13, Roberts 16, An. Gordon 19, Al. Gordon 2, Rogers 9, Hudgins 3.

Greenville (60) — Hendrick 12, Wood 3, Pandy 7, Mills 4, Rich 14, Gable 20.

Score by quarters:

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ML`12`36`54`62

Three-pointers: Sidney 4 (An. Gordon 2, Bowser, Hudgins); Greenville 6 (Gavle 2, Rich 2, Hendrick, Wood).

Records: Sidney 17-5, Greenville 13-8.

Reserve score: Greenville 50, Sidney 35.

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Jackson 62, Houston 40

HOUSTON — Jackson Center raced to a 23-6 lead after one quarter and went on to beat Houston in County play Friday, 62-40.

The Tigers are now 14-6 and host Riverside tonight. Houston is 3-19 and concludes regular-season play. They will play in the sectional on March 1.

Brady Wildermuth had 30 for Jackson, Trend Platfoot had four threes and 16 points, and Bryce Sosby added 12 points.

CameronArnold had 20 for Houston.

Jackson (62) — Platfoot 16, Sosby 12, Bunke 2, Wildermuth 30, Winner 2.

Houston (40) — Leist 2, Freistuhler 5, Ludwig 9, Arnold 20, Hensley 4.

Score by quarters:

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Houston`6`15`29`40

Three-pointers: JC 5 (Platfoot 4, Sosby); Houston 4 (Arnold 2, Ludwig, Freistuhler).

Records: JC 14-6, Houston 3-19.

Reserve score: JC 53, Houston 49.

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Marion Local 76, Knoxville 60

MARIA STEIN — Marion Local handed the New Knoxville Rangers their third loss in a row Friday, 74-60 in Midwest Athletic Conference play.

Knoxville goes to 1-7 in the league and 5-15 overall and heads to Crestview tonight. Marion is now 12-8 and is at Russia tonight.

The first quarter was the difference, with the Flyers storming out of the locker room to outscore the Rangers 25-5.

Kyle Koenig had 18, Tyler Mescher 17 and Nathan Bruns 11 for the Flyers. Koenig jump-started the Flyers with nine first-quarter points.

For the Rangers, Nick Tipp had 20, Jonah Lageman 13 and Nathan Tinnerman 12.

NK (60) — Bartholomew 4, Topp 20, Lammers 4, Lageman 13, Tinnerman 12, Thobe 3, Poppe 4.

ML (74) — Koenig 11, Everman 5, Berning 1, Kahlig 6, Thobe 6, Rethman 7, Koenig 18, Prenger 3, Mescher 17.

Score by quarters:

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Three-pointers: NK 5 (Lageman 3, Tinnerman, Thobe); ML 7 (Kahlig 2, Koenig 2, Bruns, Rethman, Prenger).

Records: NK 5-15, ML 12-8.

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Russia 46, Loramie 45

FORT LORAMIE — Russia’s Daniel Kearns hit a bucket with just under three seconds remaining and it gave the Raiders a 46-45 victory over Fort Loramie in a County thriller Friday night at Loramie.

Russia finishes 11-1 in County play and is now 15-4 overall with Marion Local coming to the Raider gym tonight for a non-league game that will end the regular season for the hosts.

Fort Loramie drops to 16-5 overall and ends up 8-4 in the league. The Redskins host a good Tri-Village squad tonight in non-league play, and it will end the regular season for both teams.

Kearns wound up as Russia’s leading scorer in a balanced attack with nine.

Tyler Siegel had 12 and Dillon Braun 10 for the Redskins.

“We had a chance to put it away, but too many turnovers,” said Loramie coach Corey Britton. “But give Russia credit. They stepped up at the end.”

Russia (46) — Cordonnier 8, Sherman 3, Monnier 6, Cohee 5, Tebbe 8, Dapore 7, Kearns 9.

Fort Loramie (45) — Brandewie 2, Berning 9, Braun 10, Rosengarten 3, Gasson 3, A. Siegel 2, T. Siegel 12.

Score by quarters:

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Loramie`10`20`32`45

Three-pointers: Russia 4 (Monnier 2, Cordonnier, Dapore); Loramie 3 (Braun, Rosengarten, Berning).

Records: Russia 16-4, Loramie 16-5.

Reserve score: Loramie 24, Russia 19.

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Fairlawn 77, Anna 60

The Fairlawn Jets led from the start and went on to post a 77-60 victory over the Anna Rockets in County boys play Friday at Fairlawn.

The Jets are now 18-3 and conclude regular-season play tonight at Lehman. They wound up 9-3 in league play.

Anna is 12-9 and hosts Covington tonight. The Rockets ended up 6-6 in the County.

Fairlawn led 19-13 after one and steadily pulled away from there, pouring in 41 points in the second half.

Nathan Lessing had 30 to again lead the Jets but was just one of four players in double figures. Keshon Johnson had 12, Kody Curtner 11 and Luke Hickman 10. Johnson almost had a double-double, handing out eight assists. Hickman had five assists and Nick Brautigam four.

Griffin Doseck had 19 points, eight rebounds and four assists, and Wyatt Bensman 16 points for Anna. Doseck was also 10 for 12 from the line.

Anna (60) — Frilling 3, Bensman 16, Doseck 19, Cathcart 1, Schmitz 6, Platfoot 8, Fogt 3, Elliott 4.

Fairlawn (77) — Lessing 30, Reck 6, N. Brautigam 2, Curtner 11, Johnson 12, Hickman 10, D. Brautigam 6.

Score by quarters:

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Fairlawn`19`36`57`77

Three-pointers: Fairlawn 6 (Curtner 3, Hickman 2, Lessing); Anna 3 (Frilling, Doseck, Platfoot).

Records: Fairlawn 18-3, Anna 12-9.

Reserve score: Anna 63, Fairlawn 28.

The Jets shot well from the field, 32 for 58 for 55 percent. Annd was 18 for 50, 36 percent.

Fort Loramie’s Austin Siegel puts the ball up as Russia’s Cole Tebbe defends at Fort Loramie Friday night.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2017/02/web1_SDN021817LorBbballLG-1.jpgFort Loramie’s Austin Siegel puts the ball up as Russia’s Cole Tebbe defends at Fort Loramie Friday night. Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Anna’s Drew Schmitz goes up for a rebound in action Friday night at Fairlawn.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2017/02/web1_SDN021817FairBbballTA-1.jpgAnna’s Drew Schmitz goes up for a rebound in action Friday night at Fairlawn. Todd B. Acker | Sidney Daily News
Survive Greenville rally to end regular season 17-5