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Triton Central sweeps basketball doubleheader at Morristown

Class 2A, No. 1 Triton Central did not put up stellar offensive numbers Wednesday night at Morristown but still doubled up the Yellow Jackets, 42-21.

The Tigers improved to 6-0 with the win, its first since moving to the top of the 2A poll this week.

Maddy Brown and Lizzie Graham led Triton Central with 10 points apiece. Olivia Faust had eight and Brooklyn Bailey scored seven off the bench.

Triton Central took a 12-5 lead after one quarter but only outscored the Yellow Jackets 6-5 over the second eight minutes.

The third quarter was all Triton Central as Brown and Graham combined for 11 points and the Tigers pulled away for a 35-12 lead.

 

 

Gracie Laster led Morristown (5-4), who had won four straight, with 10 points.

Raegan Kleine, Morristown’s leading scorer at 13.1 points per game, was held scoreless.

Both teams return to action Tuesday. Morristown is at Hagerstown (2-2) while Triton Central hosts Greensburg (1-5).

In the boys basketball season opener for both teams, Triton Central defeated Morristown, 52-24.

Triton Central took a 13-7 lead after one quarter then held the host Yellow Jackets scoreless for nearly two quarters.

The Tigers’ lead grew to 32-7 at halftime and was 44-7 before Nick Stidham finally ended Morristown’s scoreless streak late in the third quarter with a three-point play.

Triton Central will host Shelbyville (1-0) Saturday night while Morristown will travel to Southwestern (0-1).

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