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Raiders' dramatic rally falls short


Donna Wiedeburg For The Sun-Telegraph

Tyler Wintholz releases a free throw as Logan Lewis (23) and O'Connel look on.

Sometimes you learn more about the soul of a team through its losses than its wins.

After a wild fourth quarter the Red Raiders came up just short of a near miracle finish, falling 62-61 to the Sterling Tigers in a non-league basketball game in Wally Post Gymnasium on Tuesday night.

Though the Raiders trailed by 9 points with 6:29 left in the final period, they managed to storm back to take a 3-point lead. Despite the effort behind their hard earned advantage, it took only seconds for fortune to be again reversed.

But the Sidney squad would not break. Trailing by 5 with under 20 seconds le...

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