Saturday roundup: Sidney beats St. Marys 61-52


Fort Loramie beats Marion Local, Minster beats Jackson Center

Staff report



Sidney’s Keith Lee shoots while covered by St. Marys’ Max Mielke defends at Sidney Saturday.

Sidney’s Keith Lee shoots while covered by St. Marys’ Max Mielke defends at Sidney Saturday.


Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Sidney’s Darren Taborn reaches for a loose ball while playing against St. Marys in Sidney Saturday.


Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Sidney’s Trey Werntz goes for a lay-up followed by Braeden Dunlap at Sidney Saturday.


Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Nolan Bornhorst of New Bremen puts pressure on Conner Smock as he rebounds the ball Saturday night.


Jason Alig | Sidney Daily News

Josh Madden of Botkins tries to rip the ball away from Caleb Alig of New Bremen Saturday night.


Jason Alig | Sidney Daily News

Janell Greve of Botkins puts one up between Breah Kuck and Emily Aufderhaar of Anna.


Jason Alig | Sidney Daily News

SIDNEY — Sidney fought off St. Marys for three quarters and then ran away in the fourth of a nonconference game on Saturday to a 61-52 win.

The Yellow Jackets took a 14-9 lead at the end of the first quarter, but the Roughriders used 17-15 scoring advantages in the second and third quarters to pull within 44-43 of Sidney. The Yellow Jackets outscored St. Marys 17-9 in the fourth to secure the win.

Andre Gordon led Sidney with 34 points, including 13 in the fourth. Gordon made 10-of-14 free-throw attempts, including 6-of-8 in the fourth. Devan Rogers scored four free throws in the fourth to cap off Sidney’s scoring.

Gordon had six rebounds and two assists. Rogers finished with 12 points and eight rebounds, while Keith Lee finished with eight points.

Sidney made 17-of-50 shot attempts (34 percent) and had 25 rebounds. The Yellow Jackets made 21-of-34 foul shots, while St. Marys made 9-of-15. Braedon Dunlap led St. Marys with 15 points.

Sidney (13-6, 9-3 Greater Western Ohio Conference American North) plays next on Friday at home against Piqua.

Fort Loramie 47, Marion Local 35

The Fort Loramie Redskins improved to 18-1 on the season with a big win over the Marion Local.

Marion Local came into the contest after winning seven consecutive games and nine out of its last ten.

The Flyers got off to a quick start, leading 4-0 almost four minutes into the first quarter, but the Redskins closed the half on an 8-3 run to win the first quarter 8-7. The second quarter was a back-and-forth affair as the Flyers and Redskins traded blows.

The Redskins got a slight 20-16 lead in the middle of the second, but the Flyers closed the half on a 9-2 run. Marion Local led 22-20, but Evan Berning found Tyler Siegel wide open and the senior post player went up and finished with a monster two handed slam.

The Flyers raced back down the floor and got a 30-foot 3-pointer from Justin Albers at the buzzer to take a three-point lead into halftime.

The second half though was another story and the Redskins controlled it from the start. They went inside and scored eight points in the third quarter, including six from Austin Siegel.

The Redskins held Marion Local scoreless in the third quarter and led by ten going to the fourth. Fort Loramie got off to a rocky start for the first three minutes and saw Marion Local score the first six points, but the Redskins answered the Flyer rally with one of their own.

With Fort Loramie leading 35-29, Evan Berning got a layup and transition, and after a defensive rebound, Berning found junior Nathan Raterman in the right corner and the sharp shooter drilled the 3 to put the Redskins up 11 points. The Flyers would be unable to close the gap as Tyler Siegel and Nick Brandewie put the game away at the free-throw line.

Tyler Siegel led Fort Loramie with 13 points while Berning and Austin Siegel each scored 10. Nathan Bruns led the Flyers with 11 points.

Fort Loramie will be back in action next Friday night as they host Jackson Center.

Minster 40, Jackson Center 37

Minster clung to a one-point lead heading into the fourth quarter and outscored Jackson Center 8-6 in the fourth to earn a nonconference win on Saturday.

The Wildcats, which made eight 3-pointers to four by Jackson Center, were led by Mike Ketner and Isaac Schmiesing, who combined for five 3s. Ketner scored 11 points while Schmiesing scored 10.

Aidan Reichert, Bryce Sosby and Trent Platfoot each scored nine points for the Tigers.

Minster (9-6, 3-3 Midwest Athletic Conference) plays again on Friday against New Knoxville. Jackson Center (10-8, 5-5 Shelby County Athletic League) travels to Fort Loramie on Friday.

Fairlawn 53, Waynesfield-Goshen 39

Fairlawn pulled away from Waynesfield-Goshen in the second half of a nonconference game on Saturday.

The Jets led 15-14 at the end of the first and 28-25 at halftime. The Jets increased their lead to 38-31 at the end of the first and 53-39 at the end of the fourth.

Ashton Piper led Fairlawn with 20 points while Drew Brautigam scored 15 and Skyler Piper scored 10.

Fairlawn (10-9, 3-7 SCAL) plays next on Friday at home against Russia.

New Bremen 64, Botkins 37

New Bremen jumped out in front fast in a nonconference game on Saturday and cruised to a win over Botkins.

The Cardinals led 19-11, 38-15 and 57-26 at the quarter breaks.

Avery Powers led New Bremen with 15 points while Luke Vonderhaar added 14 and Nolan Bornhorst scored 12. Tyler Free led Botkins with nine points.

New Bremen improved to 6-11 overall, while Botkins dropped to 6-12.

Riverside 62, Houston 43

Riverside led by six points at halftime and used a 26-11 scoring advantage in the third quarter to pull away from the Wildcats in a nonconference game on Saturday.

“Tonight I thought we really came out ready to play. We gave great effort for four quarters and our defensive pressure caused a lot of chaos in their offense,” Riverside coach Seth Bodenmiller said. “On the other side of the ball, I was proud of our guys in the way that they were able to work for good shots and then knock a lot of them down, especially in the third quarter.

“Overall, I very pleased with the purpose that all of our guys played with tonight and hopefully we can use this momentum to get ready for Perry on Tuesday.”

John Zumberger led Riverside with 15 while John Leist led Houston with 16.

Riverside (8-10) hosts Lima Perry on Tuesday while Houston (3-15) plays at Mississinawa Valley next Saturday.

Other scores: Anna 61, Greeneview 49; Russia 42, Ansonia 39.

Girls basketball

Russia 66, Fairlawn 28

Russia jumped out fast against Fairlawn and cruised to a Shelby County Athletic League win on Saturday.

The Raiders outscored the Jets 17-6 in the first quarter and 20-3 in the second. Russia led 54-19 heading into the fourth.

Whitney Pleiman led Russia with 14 points while Ashley Scott and Laurissa Poling each scored 12 points. Cameo Wilson added nine.

MaCalla Huelskamp led Fairlawn with 13.

Russia (15-5, 9-2 SCAL) plays at Arcanum on Tuesday while Fairlawn (3-17, 0-11) plays next on Thursday at Anna.

Anna 40, Botkins 20

Anna ran away from Botkins in the second half to an SCAL win on Saturday.

The Rockets led 20-12 at halftime and used a 15-4 scoring advantage in the third quarter to put the game away. Anna outscored Botkins 5-4 in the fourth.

Emily Aufderhaar led Anna with 10 points while Macey Huelskamp scored nine and Breah Kuck added eight. Sarah Bergman and Courtney Sutton each scored six for the Trojans.

Anna (14-6, 8-3 SCAL) hosts Fairlawn on Thursday while Botkins (11-8, 5-7) travels to Lima Perry on Monday.

Fort Loramie 38, Jackson Center 27

The Tigers’ defense was full of energy in the first half of an SCAL game on Saturday and limited the Redskins to just four made field goals in taking a 15-11 lead.

Fort Loramie then outscored Jackson Center 11-2 in the third period to take a 22-17 lead into the fourth and won the fourth 16-10 to close out the game.

Kenzie Hoelscher led Loramie in three categories with 13 points, seven rebounds and three assists while Kennedi Gephart added 10 points. For Jackson Center, Olivia Clark had 11 points and Katie Sosby had nine.

Fort Loramie is 15-4 overall and 11-0 in the league. The Redskins play at Sidney on Tuesday night.

Jackson Center (7-13, 3-8) hosts Houston on Thursday.

Franklin Monroe 45, Houston 37

Franklin Monroe jumped out to a 27-16 halftime lead and cruised in the second half to a nonconference win on Saturday despite a big game from Jess Monnier.

Jess Monnier led the Wildcats with 26 points, though the rest for the team managed 11 points. Corina Conley led Franklin Monroe (18-2) with 17 points.

Houston (6-14, 3-18 SCAL) travels to Jackson Center on Saturday.

Arcanum 57, Lehman Catholic 39

Arcanum gradually pulled away from Lehman Catholic in a nonconference game on Saturday.

Lehman led 15-13 after one quarter but trailed 27-21 at halftime and 40-33 after three quarters.

Grace Monnin had 16 points, eight rebounds and five steals for Lehman.

Alanna O’Leary had eight points, Lauren McFarland had seven rebounds, Maddy McFarland pulled down five and Rylie McIver had four steals.

The Cavaliers (8-11, 4-3 Northwest Central Conference) will host Bradford on Saturday.

Sidney’s Keith Lee shoots while covered by St. Marys’ Max Mielke defends at Sidney Saturday.
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2018/02/web1_SDN020418SidneyBbbLG3-1.jpgSidney’s Keith Lee shoots while covered by St. Marys’ Max Mielke defends at Sidney Saturday. Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Sidney’s Darren Taborn reaches for a loose ball while playing against St. Marys in Sidney Saturday.
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2018/02/web1_SDN020418SidneyBbbLG2-1.jpgSidney’s Darren Taborn reaches for a loose ball while playing against St. Marys in Sidney Saturday. Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Sidney’s Trey Werntz goes for a lay-up followed by Braeden Dunlap at Sidney Saturday.
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2018/02/web1_SDN020418SidneyBbbLG1-1.jpgSidney’s Trey Werntz goes for a lay-up followed by Braeden Dunlap at Sidney Saturday. Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Nolan Bornhorst of New Bremen puts pressure on Conner Smock as he rebounds the ball Saturday night.
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2018/02/web1_SDN020518BremenBbbJA2-1.jpgNolan Bornhorst of New Bremen puts pressure on Conner Smock as he rebounds the ball Saturday night. Jason Alig | Sidney Daily News

Josh Madden of Botkins tries to rip the ball away from Caleb Alig of New Bremen Saturday night.
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2018/02/web1_SDN020518BremenBbbJA1-1.jpgJosh Madden of Botkins tries to rip the ball away from Caleb Alig of New Bremen Saturday night. Jason Alig | Sidney Daily News

Janell Greve of Botkins puts one up between Breah Kuck and Emily Aufderhaar of Anna.
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2018/02/web1_SDN020518AnnaGbbJA2-1.jpgJanell Greve of Botkins puts one up between Breah Kuck and Emily Aufderhaar of Anna. Jason Alig | Sidney Daily News
Fort Loramie beats Marion Local, Minster beats Jackson Center

Staff report