With a 59-46 win over Greensburg Tuesday, Class 2A, No. 1 Triton Central set up a showdown of unbeatens Friday when Class A, No. 2 Waldron (7-0) comes to Fairland.
The Tigers improved to 7-0 this season with a strong second-half showing against the Pirates (1-8). Triton Central led 23-22 at halftime but outscored Greensburg 20-9 in the third quarter to build a 43-31 lead.
Brooklyn Bailey scored eight of her 13 points in the final eight minutes to help keep Greensburg at bay.
Olivia Faust led TC with 18 points. Maddy Brown had 12.
The Pirates were led in scoring by a pair of freshmen in Mylie Wilkison (24 points) and Kayla Tamm (14 points).
Triton Central won the junior varsity game, 42-28.
Sophomores Tatum Cantor (11 points) and Lucy Spall (8 points) led Triton Central in scoring.
Lydia Balser finished with a team-high eight points for Greensburg.
In other prep events Tuesday:
Eastern Hancock 68, Southwestern 34
At Eastern Hancock, the host Royals, ranked No. 9 in Class 2A, scored 44 first-half points and cruised to a win over the visiting Spartans (3-5).
Eastern Hancock (8-1) had four players reach double digits in the scoring column. Emma Bolding led the way with 12 points. Caroline Stapleton and Grace Stapleton each had 11. Sammie Bolding finished with 10.
The Royals led 23-7 after one quarter and 44-14 at halftime.
Lily Kerber led Southwestern with 14 points. Lilly Rooks had seven.
Eastern Hancock won the junior varsity game, 54-19.
Ellie Meyer topped the Pirates with 12 points. Camryn Andrus and Brooklyn Willis each had 11.
Katelynn Coffman led the Spartans with 11 points.
Southwestern returns to the court Tuesday to host Knightstown (1-7).
Franklin 124, Shelbyville 43
At Franklin, Juan Gonzalez Gallego won two events for the visiting Golden Bears against 28th-ranked Franklin.
Gonzalez Gallego took first place in the 200-yard freestyle (2:00.45) and the 100 butterfly (57.68).
Also collecting top-three performances were Tyler Harker in the 200 individual medley (2:14.15) and 100 breaststroke (1:08.1) and Lance File in the 100 backstroke (1:17.15).
The Golden Bears’ home opener is Thursday against Columbus East.
Franklin 132, Shelbyville 41
At Franklin, a trio of Golden Bears secured runner-up finishes against the No. 8-ranked Grizzlies.
Jordan Tobler finished second in the 200 freestyle (2:35.6), Miriam Garringer was second in the 500 freestyle (6:15.83) and Karissa Hamilton placed second in the 50 freestyle (25.16) and 100 backstroke (1:08.38).
Kylie Stader finished third in the 200 freestyle (3:05.66), Madison Monroe was third in the 200 individual medley (3:07.61) and Lexi Dwiggins was third in the 100 breaststroke (1:45.1).
Maiah Helfer-Vazquez finished fourth in the diving competition with 168.3 points.
Shelbyville hosts Columbus East Thursday.
Shelbyville 39, Lawrence Central 30
At Lawrence Central, the visiting Golden Bears spoiled the home opener for the Bears.
Match winners for Shelbyville were Isaiah Havens (113 pounds), Cael Lux (132), Benny Cazares (138), Brayden Schultz (170), Dylan Garvin (182), Ryan Bradley (195) and Elias Jones (285).