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By John Verser
Publisher of the Sun-Telegraph 

Scottsbluff upends Sidney in final seconds


John Verser / Publisher of the Sun-Telegraph

JOHN VERSER / THE SUN-TELEGRAPH Sidney's Emily Mahr, left, drives past a Scottsbluff defender in Thursday's district semifinal playoff game. The Lady Raiders fell on a shot in the final seconds, 39-38.

Thursday's loss to Scottsbluff was "about as tough as they come," said Sidney girls basketball coach Tyler Shaw.

The top-seeded Lady Raiders fell 39-38 to the Lady Bearcats in the District B6 semifinals in Ogallala. Taylor Noe's layup with 12 seconds left was the deciding blow, as Sidney ends the season with a 17-7 record. Scottsbluff advances to the district finals Friday night to face Alliance, a 52-40 winner against McCook.

"Being in a position to win a game and having them steal it in the last 20, 30 seconds is never a fun thing for a group of girls who have worked all season to put th...

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