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By Rob Langrell
Publisher of The Sidney Sun-Telegraph 

Late drought leads to Sidney girls' loss in championship game


Donna Wiedeburg / For The Sun-Telegraph

Sidney's Maddie Stafford defends against Omaha Gross Catholic on Saturday.

Coaches constantly preach about having their teams play "complete games." That's especially true when it's taking on talent-laden opponents.

The Sidney High girls' basketball team can look back at Saturday night's Western Conference Tournament championship game knowing it hung tough with Omaha Catholic Gross, but simply missed out on putting together that four-quarter effort.

The Lady Raiders went nearly eight minutes without scoring a point in the second half during their 42-28 loss at Western Nebraska Community College – and that dry spell proved costly.

"During that stretch, we had way...

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