Chiefs weather storm, fend off Yellow Jackets

SIDNEY — Bellefontaine bent but didn’t break here Friday night.



Bellefontaine’s Jarrod Houchin goes up for two points during Friday’s game at Sidney. (EXAMINER PHOTO | TONY BARRETT)


The Chiefs trailed winless Sidney by four points at halftime and Bellefontaine led by just two points with 6:42 remaining.

However, Bellefontaine closed the game with a 22-6 run to grind out a 65-47 victory in a non-league boys basketball game.

Bellefontaine won its fifth straight game to improve to 5-1. Sidney drops to 0-7.

“We did not play particularly well defensively at times tonight, but I thought we were a little more focused and locked in during the second half,” said BHS head coach Henry Stolly. “We made some changes on the front line with our zone at about the four-minute mark and they were not able to adjust to that.”

The Chiefs did the little things right in crunch time. Bellefontaine hit 13-of-13 foul shots in the fourth quarter and also took better care of the basketball than it did earlier in the game.

“Any time you can come on the road and get a win, it is important,” said Stolly. “We knew Sidney would be a dangerous team. They have been in some close games and they always seem to play with a lot of energy on their home court.”

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