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By John Verser
Publisher of the Sun-Telegraph 

Banking it in for perfection

O'Connell's trey as time expires keeps Raiders perfect


John Verser / Publisher of the Sun-Telegraph

Sidney's Cutter O'Connell, left, drives past a Lexington defender during Saturday's game. O'Connell led the team with 20 points, including the game-winning 3-pointer.

Cutter O'Connell doesn't usually celebrate banking in a 3-pointer - but he did Saturday, and he had a lot of help with that celebration.

O'Connell's banked-in trey as time expired lifted Sidney to a 58-56 win over visiting Lexington at Cabela's Athletic Facility early Saturday evening. The last-second win keeps the Raiders unbeaten at 15-0.

"I've banked a three in before. Usually I don't get excited for those, but this one is a different occasion, I guess," O'Connell said. "I got pretty excited. I definitely don't practice banking, so I got pretty lucky. It's a fun moment for all of us, I t...

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