Late flurry sends Sidney past BHS 42-41

Bellefontaine’s girls basketball team could not slam the door shut on a surging Sidney team Monday and saw the Yellow Jackets rally for a 42-41 win in the final minute of the game.

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Bellefontaine’s Hannah Rader puts up a shot during Monday’s home game against Sidney. (EXAMINER PHOTO | TONY BARRETT)

The Chieftains held a 38-37 lead with 1:01 left in the final quarter, but the Yellow Jackets made some big plays in the final minute to grab the victory.

“When you designate two girls to defend their post game, you’re going to give up something,” said BHS head coach Henry Stolly. “You can only do that for so long. It wasn’t a missed assignment or anything like that.

“They made a few more plays than us. They hit two big threes in the corner and those were big for them. They took advantage of those opportunities and made plays down the stretch.”

Bellefontaine held a 35-31 lead with just over two minutes to go in the game. Sidney went on a 10-3 run, including two three pointers from the same spot on the floor.

The Yellow Jackets hit a three-pointer and a two-point basket to go up 37-35 with 1:15 on the clock. The Chiefs’ Aubrey Stolly nailed a three-pointer to put her team back ahead 38-37 with 1:01 to play.

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