By Don Ogle 

Lady Raiders split with familiar foes


Don Ogle / Sun-Telegraph Editor

Maddi Porter gets a look at the basket to finish a drive against Gering Friday. The Lady Raiders split weekend games with the Lady Bulldogs and Scottsbluff to go to 16-4 on the season.

Entering weekend play Sidney Coach Tyler Shaw knew the Lady Raiders would have their hands full.

Illness and injuries aside, Sidney was on course to once again play rival Gering, which it had bested every time thus far in the season.

"It's hard to keep beating the same team when you play so much," Shaw said prior to the game.

As it turned out, Gering finally found a way to tip the scales on the Lady Raiders, pressing their way to a 52-46 win in Sidney.

Sidney led by one point after one quarter of play, but Gering built a seven-point halftime lead, a margin which they largely maintained, but for one Lady Raider run, for the remainder of the game.

The Lady Raiders bounced back Saturday in Scottsbluff, where they claimed a 67-56 win behind the hot hand of senior Maddi Porter. Saturday, Porter's scoring came not from her normal attack from underneath the basket, but rather from beyond the three point arch. Porter scored 14 points, with three treys, to pace Sidney.

Also contributing in double figures for Sidney were Katelyn Sylvester and Annalise Lecher, each with 12 points, and Abbey Mills and Janay Brauer with 10 each.

Sidney is now 16-4.


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