LAUREL – The Laurel Locomotives overcame a sluggish start to defeat Sidney, 46-40, in Eastern A boys basketball action on Monday night.

The Locos trailed by one after the first quarter, but a second-quarter run gave Laurel a nine-point lead at 21-12 and it would never trail again.

A 3-pointer by Sidney’s Max Peters pulled the Eagles within 27-24 with five minutes left in the thirrd quarter, but Gabe Leischner responded with back-to-back 3-pointers to increase the Laurel lead to 11 points.

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The Locos held serve from that point on for their ninth victory on the season.

Laurel is now 4-4 in conference play. Sidney fell to 2-6.

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