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Sidney falls after strong effort in season opener


Stephen McKay

Maddie Stafford is fouled on the wrist by Tara Cannon as she goes up for a layup.

It didn't appear as though the roughly 400-mile journey from Omaha had any adverse effects on the Skutt Catholic SkyHawks on Thursday night.

While the Red Raiders were solid in the first and fourth quarters of their season and home opener, the SkyHawks pressed their size advantage in the middle frames to down Sidney in a non-district game 51-41 at the Cabela's Athletic Facility.

Both teams now travel to Scottsbluff for round two of the Western Conference Invitational. The Raiders move to the consolation bracket to play Alliance at Scottsbluff High School at 3:30 p.m. Meanwhile, the SkyHawk...

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