It was a rough shooting night for the Troy Trojans, as they headed to Sidney to battle the Yellow Jackets in a GWOC North Divisional boys’ basketball matchup. The Trojans struggled to shoot 25 percent from the field, including 5-23 from the three, as they fell short of Sidney 56-39.

Sidney was led in scoring by Cameron Gallimore, a senior sharpshooter with 16 points including four three-pointers. Rising freshman Andre Gordon added 13 points, including some eye-opening dunks for the crowd.

Romello Yaqub led the way for the Trojans with 11 points, the only player to reach double figures for Troy. Adding nine points was Mechia Linton while scoring five each was Trey Bucio, Ryan McClurg and Estevan Stafford.

Sidney jumped in front quickly, as they bolted out to a 9-2 lead before Yaqub buried a three to break the drought for the Trojans. Sidney came back and answered with a three from Gallimore and ensuing layup before Yaqub closed out the quarter with a midrange jumper at the buzzer, but Troy trailed 14-7 after the opening eight minutes.

Troy struggled to score in the second period, as Sidney started to take control of the game. McClurg hit a three for the Trojans with 4:10 left in the half to bring the Trojans to within six points at 16-10. It was the only points in the period for Troy, as the Yellow Jackets closed out the final four minutes of the half on a 9-0 run to take a 25-10 lead at the half.

Sidney added to their lead through the third period, as they outscored the Trojans 10-4 and built a 35-14 advantage before Bucio started a 6-0 Troy run with a three, but the Yellow Jackets responded with a big three from Gallimore followed by a crowd-pleasing dunk from Gordon pushing their lead to 42-20 toward the end of the period.

Another dunk for Sidney kept the pressure on for the Jackets before Linton scored all nine of his points over a span of a few minutes, but the Trojans still trailed 49-29.

With Sidney comfortably leading late in the game, Troy put together a final run led by Stafford and Bucio.

The Trojans will be back in action Friday night at Piqua in a conference game.