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Triton Central struggles to close out games at Franklin County Tournament

Triton Central was unable to put together a strong fourth quarter Wednesday and finished 0-2 at the Franklin County Tournament.

Hamilton Heights outscored the Tigers, 17-10, in the fourth quarter of their semifinal game and prevailed 53-42.

Luke Carroll finished with a game-high 23 points for the Huskies (3-5). Isaac Tuma scored seven of his 15 points in the fourth quarter.

Hamilton Heights led 18-13 after one quarter and 25-22 at halftime. Carroll had nine points in the third quarter to give the Huskies a 36-32 lead going into the fourth.

Josh Kemper had a game-high 15 points for Triton Central. Luke Faust scored eight points off the bench and Josiah Blair finished with six.

In the other semifinal game, Franklin County defeated Seton Catholic, 66-50.

Seton Catholic scored 22 points in the fourth quarter of the consolation game to defeat Triton Central, 51-50.

Mason Harvey led Seton Catholic (8-3) with 22 points. Braiden Hogg finished with 19. Dorian Hill had six points on a pair of fourth-quarter 3s.

Triton Central (5-5) led at the end of the first and third quarters but were outscored 22-15 over the final eight minutes.

Blair had a team-high 14 points in the loss. Caleb Miller had 10, Isaac Morgan finished with eight and Kemper added six.

Kemper was selected to the All-Tournament Team.

In the championship game, Franklin County improved to 6-2 this season with a 68-52 win over Hamilton Heights.

Triton Central will host Heritage Christian (2-4) on Dec. 30 before preparing for the Shelby County Tournament that starts on Jan. 7.