Sidney unanswered runs sink Greenville

They made shots when they needed to ... Coach Matt Hamilton

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Drew Hamilton launches a trey for Greenville in MVL game with Sidney. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

GREENVILLE – The visiting Sidney Yellow Jackets took advantage of the hot hand draining 11 three-pointers to manufacture three unanswered scoring runs totaling a 26-0 count to defeat the Green Wave 56-41 in Tuesday night boys varsity basketball action.

Chase Drew goes strong to the basket for Greenville in home game with Sidney. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

“Sidney has three guys we know can shoot the ball very well,” said Greenville coach, Matt Hamilton. “We didn’t close out. We talked all week in practice about making sure we got hands in faces, closing out, and make them beat us off the dribble but they hit – and deep ones too.”

Jack Chick drives to the basket in Greenville conference game with Sidney. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

Sidney jumped out to an early 8-0 lead for the first unanswered run of the night and pushed its lead to 14-4 with 2:30 on the first quarter clock before the Wave closed out with a 3-0 run for a 14-7 Sidney lead after one complete.

“We made a couple of runs,” Hamilton noted. “We couldn’t quite get over the hump and they made shots when they needed to. That’s what good players do.”

Greenville’s Liam Jasenski puts up a jumper for the Wave in home matchup with Sidney Yellow Jackets. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

Greenville outscored the Jackets 12-9 over the first six minutes of second-quarter play cutting Sidney’s lead to four points at 23-19 only to have the visitors go on a 10-0 run, its second unanswered run starting with 1:57 remaining on the second-period clock sending the teams to the break with the Yellow Jackets up 33-19.

TJ Barr scores for Greenville in home MVL game with Sidney. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

The Wave outscored Sidney 11-6 in the third before the Jackets closed out the quarter with an 8-0 run, its third unanswered run of the night to lead 47-30 with one period to play.

Sidney took the final period by an 11-9 score giving the Yellow Jackets a 15-point MVL win.

Carson Good scores for the Wave in MVL matchup with Sidney. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

“We didn’t hit a lot of shots we needed to make tonight,” said Coach Hamilton. “Some of them were good shots, some were forced. Our guys have to get better at working in the offseason, get more shots and develop.”

“They compete, they play from buzzer to buzzer,” Hamilton continued. “We had some different guys do some good things tonight. We have to find ways to put it together like we did against Fairborn and Piqua and tonight wasn’t the night.”

Julius Spradling led Sidney all scorers with a game-high 21 points. Drew Hamilton paced Greenville with 10 points.

BOXSCORE:

SIDNEY – J. Spradling 21, A. Steele 16, J. Daniel 15, E. New 4 – TOTALS 10 3-5 11 56

GREENVILLE – D. Hamilton 10, C. Drew 9, L. Jasenski 7, J. Chick 6, C. Good 5, TJ Barr 4 – TOTALS 15 2-5 3 41

3-POINTERS

Sidney 11 (A. Steele 5, J. Spradling 3, J. Daniel 3)

Greenville 3 (L. Jasenski 1, D. Hamilton 1, C. Good 1)

SCORE by QUARTERS

14-19-14-09 56 Sidney

07-12-11-11 41 Greenville