Tuesday roundup: Gordon scores 40 for Sidney in win over Stebbins


Minster beats Botkins, Lehman Catholic beats Houston

Staff report



Sidney junior guard Andre Gordon dribbles during a game against Bellefontaine on Dec. 30. Gordon scored 40 points against Stebbins on Tuesday.

Sidney junior guard Andre Gordon dribbles during a game against Bellefontaine on Dec. 30. Gordon scored 40 points against Stebbins on Tuesday.


Bryant Billing | Sidney Daily News

SIDNEY — Andre Gordon scored 40 points to help Sidney beat Stebbins 68-60 in a Greater Western Ohio Conference crossover game on Tuesday.

Stebbins (8-8) jumped out to a 17-10 lead by the end of the first quarter, but Gordon went to work in the second to help the Yellow Jackets rally.

Gordon scored 10 of Sidney’s 14 points in the second to help the team take a 24-23 halftime lead. Sidney outscored Stebbins 21-20 in the third with the help of 11 points from Gordon and then outscored the Indians 23-17 in the fourth. Gordon scored 13 points in the final stanza to help the Yellow Jackets put the game away.

Gordon shot 14 for 21 from the field and made 9-of-11 free-throw attempts. Ratez Roberts shot 7 for 10 from the field and added 14 points for the Yellow Jackets. Roberts led the team with eight rebounds, while Devan Rogers had five assists. Gordon led the team with six assists.

Sidney shot 25 for 45 (55.6 percent) from the field, including 21 for 30 (70 percent) from two-point range. Sidney had 21 rebounds, 10 steals and five blocks.

The win is the third in a row for Sidney (10-5, 7-2 GWOC American North). The Yellow Jackets continue crossover play on Friday when they travel to Trotwood-Madison (11-3, 8-0 GWOC South).

Gordon has scored 40 or more points three times in his career, including a 49-point performance at Greenville on Dec. 22.

Minster 63, Botkins 39

Minster ran away from Botkins in the second half of a nonconference game on Tuesday.

The Wildcats led 31-25 at halftime and used a 17-9 scoring advantage in the third quarter to take a 14-point lead. Minster then put the game away with a 15-5 advantage in the fourth quarter.

Isaac Schmiesing and Jared Schulze led Minster with 14 points while Cody Frericks and Adam Knapke each scored 10. Mike Ketner finished with eight points, including two 3-pointers in the second quarter. Schulze and Frericks led the team with 10 rebounds and Jared Huelsman had a team-high eight assists.

The Wildcats shot 26 for 56 (46 percent) from the field while Botkins shot 14 for 45 (31 percent). Minster outrebounded the Trojans 39-20.

Ethan Butcher scored all 10 of his points in the first quarter to help Botkins stay within three points of Minster. Zane Paul also added 10 points for the Trojans, while Spencer Heuker led the team with six rebounds.

Minster (9-3, 3-0 Midwest Athletic Conference) hosts Versailles (13-1, 4-0) on Friday in a big conference showdown.

Botkins (6-8, 2-6 Shelby County Athletic League) travels to Houston on Friday.

Lehman Catholic 76, Houston 67

Kameron Lee scored 12 points in the first quarter to help Lehman jump out early in a nonconference win on Tuesday.

The Cavaliers led 20-15 after the first quarter and then used a 20-15 advantage in the second quarter to take a 40-30 halftime lead. Lehman won the third quarter 17-15, but Houston won the fourth 22-19.

“Defensively we did not do a good job of keeping them out of the lane,” Houston coach Mark Platfoot said. “Give Lehman all the credit. They were very aggressive and attacked on offense.”

Lee scored a game-high 24 points. Preston Rodgers added 17, Elliot Gilardi scored 12 and Conor O’Leary finished with 10. The Cavaliers made 33 field goals and 5-of-12 free-throw attempts.

Howie Ludwig led the Wildcats with 19 while Jairon Douglas scored 11 and John Leist added 10. The Wildcats made 25 field goals and 11-of-21 free-throw attempts.

Lehman Catholic (4-9, 2-2 Northwest Central Conference) plays at Ridgemont on Friday while Houston (2-12, 0-7 SCAL) hosts Botkins.

Girls basketball

Riverside 47, Fairlawn 30

Fairlawn jumped out early, but Riverside dominated the middle quarters to pick up a nonconference win on Tuesday.

The Jets led 8-7 after the first quarter, but Riverside used a 12-4 scoring advantage in the second and a 11-2 advantage in the third to build a 30-14 lead. The Pirates outscored Fairlawn 17-16 in the fourth.

Dana Jones led Riverside with 14 points while Marissa Davis and Kalin Kreglow added 10 each. Shelby Giles chipped in eight, including six second-half free throws.

Davis led the team with 10 rebounds and six assists, and Kreglow brought down six rebounds and had three steals. Riverside scored 16 field goals and made 11-of-17 free-throw attempts.

MaCalla Huelskamp led Fairlawn with 11 points. The Jets made 10 field goals and 8-of-13 foul shots.

Fairlawn (3-14, 0-8 SCAL) hosts Houston on Thursday. Riverside (5-9, 2-2 NWCC) plays at Waynesfield-Goshen on Thursday.

Wapakoneta 43, New Knoxville 28

Wapakoneta jumped out early and gradually pulled away in a nonconference game on Tuesday.

The Redskins led 14-9 at the end of the first quarter and used an 8-4 advantage in the second quarter to take a 22-13 halftime lead. Wapakoneta outscored the Rangers 8-7 in the third quarter and 13-8 in the fourth.

Samantha Trego, Tasia Lauth and Megan Jurosic each scored six points for New Knoxville. The Rangers scored eight field goals and made 7-of-7 free-throw attempts.

Sidney junior guard Andre Gordon dribbles during a game against Bellefontaine on Dec. 30. Gordon scored 40 points against Stebbins on Tuesday.
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2018/01/web1_DSC_3840-Edit-3.jpgSidney junior guard Andre Gordon dribbles during a game against Bellefontaine on Dec. 30. Gordon scored 40 points against Stebbins on Tuesday. Bryant Billing | Sidney Daily News
Minster beats Botkins, Lehman Catholic beats Houston

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