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Sidney boys stumble at Scottsbluff

Raiders have 12-game win streak snapped


Donna Wiedeburg / Special To The Sun-Telegraph

Sidney's Jake Heeren goes in for a layup against Scottsbluff on Saturday night. The Raiders lost 70-56 on the road.

SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. – Like a good heavyweight fight, it took a little while for the Sidney and Scottsbluff boys' basketball teams to get a feel for each other on Saturday night.

After trading punches in a sloppy opening eight minutes, the Bearcats' Dru Kuxhausen landed a few knockout punches that Sidney ultimately couldn't recover from. Scottsbluff posted a 70-56 victory in front of a loud and packed home gym, snapping the Red Raiders' 12-game winning streak.

Sidney slipped to 17-3 this season – with two of those losses coming at the hands of the rival Bearcats – while Scottsbluff impro...

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