After battling through an even first quarter, the Troy Trojans gave up 33 points in the second quarter, allowing Sidney to pull away for an 83-64 win over the Trojans last week in a GWOC North division game at the Student Activity Center.

Sidney held a slim 15-13 lead after the opening period before the Jackets outscored Troy 60-29 over the next two quarters, taking a 75-42 lead heading to the final period of play.

Sidney was led in scoring by Andre Gordon with 18, Allec Gordon and Devan Rogers each with 16 and Ratez Roberts with 14.

For the Trojans, Hayden Kotwica led with 17 points on 7-12 shooting, to lead four player in double figures.

Zach Reichelderfer added 12 points for the Trojans, while Eli Palmer and Zion Taylor each added 10 in the loss.

*Troy held on to knock off Butler on Friday night 61-59 to earn their first divisional win on the season.

Zach Reichelderfer led the Trojans with 17 points on the night, while Ryan McClurg added 14 points and Hayden Kotwica scored 10.

Troy’s game with Shawnee on Saturday night was postponed due to the weather.

The Trojans are back in action this week Piqua on Friday night, before taking the weekend off for Christmas.

Troy Girls Basketball- the Trojans fell behind by 14 points early and had to fight back all night, falling short to the Butler Aviators 43-32 in a GWOC contest last week.

Butler led 18-4 after the opening period to set the tone early, and after the Aviators outscored the Trojans by three points in the second period, Butler enjoyed a 27-10 lead at the half.

Trying to fight back in the third period, the Trojans played a solid eight minutes to cut into the lead heading to the fourth, but they could not recover in the final period as they lost their league contest by 11.

Troy had a rough shooting night from the field, only hitting on 27 percent of their shots, as nobody reached double figures. Jordan Short led the way for the Trojans with nine points, while Alaura Holycross added eight points and seven rebounds for Troy.

Tyree Fletcher led Butler with 12 points, and sharpshooter Willow Knights added a pair of threes and nine points.

Troy drops to 1-2 in the conference, trailing the division leaders Tippecanoe who are 2-0, while Butler and Sidney are both 2-1 and Greenville 2-2.

Troy travels to Piqua tonight who is winless in the conference.