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Sidney blasts Torrington behind 16-point performance by Ryan Birner


Greg Knight

Sidney senior Ryan Birner led the Red Raiders in scoring against Torrington (Wyo.) on Monday night with 16 points. The game was Sidney's first-round appearance in the 2015 Cabela's Holiday Shootout.

The Sidney boys' basketball team started the 2015 Cabela's Holiday Shootout tournament with a big win Monday, defeating the Torrington (Wyo.) Trailblazers, 77-46, in front of a packed house at Sidney High School.

There was never a doubt Sidney would win the game; the Red Raiders never trailed and had a 36-15 lead at the half.

It was also a game where six Sidney players – Brady Radcliffe, Jake Burke, Ryan Birner, Yeager Price, Mitch Porter and Cutter O'Connell – would hit three-point shots that were crucial in either keeping or extending the Red Raider lead.

'Feel the Birn'

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