TABOR, Iowa - The fourth and fifth place teams in the Corner Conference met Friday night in what turned out to be an epic basketball game inside the Lied Gymnasium at Fremont-Mills on Cancer Awareness Night. 

Sidney came into this one red hot with a 4-1 record in its last five and boasting a 6-4 record over its last 10 contests while Fremont-Mills had lost three of its last five. But it was the Knights escaping at home with a monster comeback to win an absolute thriller 70-66.

With the game tied at 66 with less than a minute to play, the Cowboys (8-9, 2-5) had the basketball in the hands of leading scorer Grant Whitehead. Whithead--who ended with 19 points--had the ball knocked away by Ike Lemonds of FM into the hands of Logan Jahnke for a turnover.

Jahnke ran a two-on-one fast break with Lemonds and dished it to Lemonds for a layup to put the Knights ahead 68-66. After a Sidney timeout, Whitehead tried to pass the ball ahead to Andreas Buttry along the right sideline, but it went off Buttry's hands and out of bounds for another turnover.

Taylor Reed split a pair of free throws for FM (11-7, 5-2) as it was in the bonus after a Sidney intentional foul, making it a 69-66 game with 10 seconds left. The Cowboys had one more shot to tie it, but sophomore Michael Hensley stepped out of bounds while trying to make a move on the far sideline for Sidney's third straight turnover with the game on the line. 

Paxten Van Houten split another pair of free throws and Sidney airballed its final shot as the clock expired with Fremont-Mills celebrating its improbable four-point win in front of its student section.

Sidney led 34-29 at the break behind 15 first-half points from Whitehead. He had to carry the load offensively with leading scorer Breadon Godfread saddled with three fouls in the first half. Hensley converted a three-point play with 2:19 remaining in the third quarter, giving the Cowboys their largest lead at 49-38.

Trailing 50-40 with under a minute to go in the quarter, the Knights finished the frame on an 8-0 run the blink of an eye. Junior Lucas Madison banked in a 3-pointer at the buzzer making it 50-48 in favor of Sidney heading to the fourth. 

The teams essentially traded baskets for the entirety of the fourth quarter before FM held on at the end, overcoming a double-digit deficit in the second half.

The Cowboys had four players reach double figures. Whitehead had the game-high with 19 points. Hensley and Nik Peters each had 13 while Godfread added 10, eight of which came in the second half. 

The Knights received 16 points from Van Houten, 15 from Owen Thornton and 14 from their leading scorer Reed. The trio combined for 29 of the teams 41 second-half points. 

Box Score:

Sidney (8-9, 2-5): 15, 19, 16, 16 - 66

Fremont-Mills (11-7, 5-2): 15, 14, 19, 22 - 70