Sidney’s boys basketball team let a game get away in Glendive on Friday night. The Red Devils came back in the final seconds to win by a 62-61 margin.
A three-pointer by Trev Stewart and the scoring of Bridger Larson led the Eagles to a five-point lead late in the Eastern A contest.
After Glendive’s Stephen Steinbron scored inside for a three-point game, Sidney turned over the ball. Steinbron scored again to cut Sidney’s lead to 61-60 with 20 seconds remaining.
The Red Devils forced another turnover and Steinbron hit two free throws for a 62-61 lead with 12 seconds left.
Sidney’s shot at the buzzer missed its mark.
Sidney’s top scorers were Larson with 20 and Stewart with 11 points. Also scoring were Cooper McGlothlin with nine, Orchir Batileg with nine, Aaron Entz with five and Ian Jurgens with five.
Leading Glendive were Steinbron with 33 and Logan Phipps with 10.
The Eagles trailed until late in the third quarter when a steal and drive by McGlothlin and a three-pointer by Jurgen put them in the lead. The Eagles stayed ahead until the game’s final minute.
The Eagles lost by a 55-47 final in Poplar on Saturday.
The Indians jumped out to a 28-24 half-time advantage.
After Sidney closed the gap to 42-41 in the third quarter, Poplar held on for the victory with 13 points in the final period.
Bridger Larson scored 25 points for the Eagles. Cooper McGlothlin added 15 points. Also scoring were Aaron Entz with five and Orchir Batileg with two.
The Eagles will host Laurel on Friday and Billings Central on Saturday.