The Sidney Sun-Telegraph - Serving proudly since 1873 as the beautiful Nebraska Panhandle's first newspaper

By Stephen McKay
Sports Writer 

Raider freshmen whip Bearcats, stay unbeaten


Donna Wiedeburg / Special To The Sun-Telegraph

The Raiders' Jon Smith goes airborne as he drives to the basket against Scottsbluff. Sidney remained undefeated after the 60-20 win.

For any Sidney Red Raiders' team, it's always good to beat Scottsbluff. But seldom is it very easy.

But on the occasion of the Raiders vs. Bearcats freshmen boys' basketball game Monday night at Cabela's Athletic Facility, a rare blowout occurred. Sidney turned back its archrivals 60-20 with a wire-to-wire victory to advance their season record to 10-0.

Raiders' point guard Jon Smith wasted little time in putting the Raiders ahead to stay. Five seconds after Tyler Bergstrom controlled the opening tip, Smith dropped in a layup. Jeremy Lawler then shook the strings for three just 23 seconds...

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