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Slow start fails to stop Sidney

 

Tristan Stephenson/For The Sun-Telegraph

Paxton Ehler tries to anticipate the next move of Alliance's Josh Matulka.

Although Sidney handled Alliance in the end, chalking up a runaway 76-62 win on the road Friday night, the hosts dominated in the early going.

"They came out and hit us in the mouth," head coach Erik Kohl said.

The Raiders were able to put points on the board, but Alliance seemed to score at will. Six different Bulldogs helped the hosts forge a 23-15 lead at the start of the second quarter.

But Kohl's crew began to adjust defensively. Sidney closed up passing lanes and shut down fast break opportunities. Meanwhile Nick Castner hit a put back. On the other end of the court, Cutter O'Connell...



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