Sidney boys basketball

Pictured are members of the Sidney boys basketball team: Front row: Khrys McKeever, Donavon Racine, Leighton Whipple, Kellen Rose, RJ Rost, Cole Jorgenson, Noah Jorgenson and Xavier Hyde. Middle row: Jacob Stoner, Kyle Beam, Jacob Hobbie, Taylor McFail, Matthew Benedict, Conner Behrends, Garett Phillips and Steven Oakes. Back row: Kent Larsen (head coach), Sam Pierce, Gavin Hall, Landon Jordan, Connery Humphries, Nik Peters, Storm Barrett, Will Oswald and Terry Whitehead (assistant coach). Not pictured: Jordan Ortiz.

A late first half run with three starters on the bench doomed the Sidney Cowboys in a 68-56 loss at Johnson-Brock, Thursday, Dec. 5.

Three Sidney starters had three fouls each in the first half and the Eagles took advantage, ending the half on a 13-2 run to lead 38-19 at halftime.

Johnson-Brock extended the lead to 59-34 after three quarters before a late run by the Cowboys made the final score more respectable.

The Cowboys made just 5 of 21 3-point attempts and 12 of 27 free throws. Cowboys head coach Kent Larsen said those numbers must improve going forward.

“That isn’t good enough against a good team like Johnson-Brock,” said Larsen. “I thought for the most part we played well defensively. We also rebounded better than I thought we would.”

Cole Jorgenson led the Cowboys with 16 points while Noah Jorgenson was just behind with 15. Taylor McFail scored eight points down the stretch in his first high school game.

Noah Jorgenson led the Cowboys with eight rebounds while Connery Humphries added seven.

The home and Corner Conference opener is next for the Cowboys, Friday, Dec. 6 against Stanton.

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