Sidney routs Alliance to end regular season
ALLIANCE – The Sidney Lady Raiders and Red Raiders tuned up for subdistricts with dominating wins on the road against Alliance on Friday night. The Lady Raiders built a 21-point halftime lead and cruised to a 61-28 win over the Lady Bulldogs, while the Red Raiders pulled away from Alliance for a 63-39 victory.
Reese Riddle opened the game with her seventh three-pointer of the year, and tallied 7 points, to give the Lady Raiders a 17-6 double-digit lead after the first quarter. Sidney’s defense continued to frustrate Alliance in the second period, holding the Bulldogs to just 4 points. Emilee Wieser knocked down her nineth three-pointer of the season and went 4 for 4 from the free throw line in the period to bolster Sidney to a 31-10 halftime lead.
Alliance’s Avah Steggall attempted to rally the Bulldogs after intermission. The 6’0” senior was a force on the boards while pounding in 6 points in the paint. But her efforts fell short as Sidney stretched the lead to 48-20 by the end of the third.
Sidney outscored Alliance in every quarter to finish their regular season with an 18-6 record. Alliance falls to 7-16 on the year. The Lady Raiders were led by Reese Riddle’s 18 points. Emilee Wieser also finished in double-figures with 10 points.
SIDNEY - Rheagan Stanley 3, Brynna Ross 7, Chloe Ahrens 0, Reese Riddle 18, Gabrielle Fortner 4, Jordan DeNovellis 8, Carli Black 1, Karsyn Leeling 0, Kayla Westby 0, Zoey Christensen 0, Emilee Wieser 10, Ryan Dillehay 0, Katie Ramsey 9
ALLIANCE – Angie Davis 0, Amauri Browning 0, Leyton Schnell 0, Bailey Stark 0, Macey Seebohm 0, Jaelynne Clark 4, Haylie Winter 0, Ciara Hudson 2, Emma Wood 8, Avah Steggall 13, Shelbee Burke 0, Regan Braun 0, Macala Hood 1, Shyla Salcido 0
The Red Raiders held Alliance to just 1 of 9 shooting in the first quarter while burying a trio of three-pointers on the way to a double-digit 17-6 lead after the opening period. Jacob Dowse poured in six second quarter points to spur Sidney to a 30-9 lead before the Bulldogs were able to generate any offense. Sophomore Tristen Timbers and senior Kellen Muhr combined for 10 second quarter points to the Raider lead to 35-21 at half.
Dowse continued to score inside after intermission, for the Red Raiders, recording 7 of his game-high 19 points in the period to give Sidney a 56-32 lead heading into the final frame. Both teams played their benches a good deal in the fourth quarter as Sidney finished their regular season with a 63-39 win and a 16-8 record.
SIDNEY – Jacob Dowse 19, Sawyer Dickman 10, Brayden Shaw 0, Grant Smircich 0, Cam Leeling 6, Isak Doty 8, Micah Schneider 8, Treyson Johnstone 2, Austin Roelle 0, Jonathan Carillo 2, Luke Holly 0, Landon Riddle 2, Koleman Kaiser 4
ALLIANCE – Tristen Timbers 5, Kellen Muhr 6, Taytom Timbers 0, Kysen Walker 2, Kaeden Adams 3, Tyzen Brown 0, Jayden McCracken 3, Ben Miller 1, Payton Boyer 2, Alan Campos 0, Abe Gomez 0, Isaac Weems 2, Nic Waldron 8, Tristin Grubham 5
The Sidney Lady Raiders (18-6) have earned the number 2 seed and will face the number 3 seed Gering (12-10) at 7:00 p.m. on Monday in the B-8 Subdistrict at Scottsbluff High School. Alliance (7-16) takes on top-seeded Scottsbluff (20-3) in the first game of the tournament at 5:00 p.m. on Monday.
The Sidney Red Raiders (16-8) will enter the B-8 Subdistrict as the second seed and will meet third-seeded Gering (9-12) at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday at Scottsbluff High School. Alliance (6-17) squares off against top-seeded Scottsbluff (18-5) in the first game of the day at 5:00 p.m.
Bothe the girls and boy’s subdistrict championship games will be played on Wednesday at Scottsbluff High School. The girl’s championship game will tipoff at 5:00 p.m. with the boys game to follow at 7:00 p.m. Because the championship games are separate NSAA events, the gym will be cleared between games and fans attending both contests will need to pay admission to each event.