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Raiders fend off Longhorns


Stephen McKay

Red Raiders Head Coach Erik Kohl, center, gives last-minute instructions to the team moments before tipoff against Chase County on Friday evening.

Despite holding two 16-point leads in the second quarter, Sidney Red was forced to survive a furious comeback by the Chase County Longhorns to win a 56-49 non league contest Friday night.

In front of the home faithful at Cabela's Athletic Facility, the Red Raiders (2-2) sent the Class C1 Longhorns (3-1) to their first defeat of the young season.

During the second quarter when buckets by Tyler Wintholz and Lucas Rosenbaum were answered by Chase County, Sidney twice held their biggest leads of the game.

When the visitors ended the first half on a three pointer and a three-point play, shrinki...

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