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Prep Report: Waldron clinches second-straight MHC title

Class A, No. 2 Waldron hit 11 three-pointers Thursday night to roll to its second-consecutive Mid-Hoosier Conference girls basketball title.

The Mohawks used a balanced offensive effort to defeat South Decatur, 69-37, and finish 5-0 in the MHC standings. It is the first time in program history winning back-to-back conference titles. The title is the third in program history.

Hallie Ross led Waldron (17-1) with 13 points. Megan Bogemann finished with 12 and Bella Larrison added eight.

Waldron led 18-10 after one quarter and 31-17 at halftime.

South Decatur dropped to 3-13 (0-5 MHC).

The Mohawks won the junior varsity game, 56-36, to finish undefeated against MHC competition.

Audrey Hogg led Waldron (11-4) with 14 points. Alyssa Benson had 12 and Alivia Fischer finished with 10.

Waldron travels to Charlottesville Saturday to face Class 2A, No. 9 Eastern Hancock (13-3).

In other prep events Thursday:

Girls basketball

North Decatur 46, Southwestern 40

At North Decatur, freshmen Kelsey Haley drained five 3s and scored a game-high 17 points to lead the Chargers over the visiting Spartans.

Southwestern (8-9, 3-3 MHC) took a 9-6 lead after one quarter but North Decatur (13-6, 3-1 MHC) responded with a 19-point second quarter to take a 25-17 halftime lead. Three different Chargers combined for five made 3s in the quarter.

After an even third quarter, Madi Allen scored all seven of her points for North Decatur over the final eight minutes to keep Southwestern at bay.

 

 

Lily Kerber led Southwestern with 13 points. Alison Muck had 10 points and Lilly Rooks finished with eight.

North Decatur went 8 of 19 from the free-throw line but made eight 3s. Southwestern was 12 of 16 from the free-throw line and did not make a 3-pointer.

North Decatur won the junior varsity game, 46-11. Amber Benson led the Spartans with six points.

Southwestern will play its fourth game of the week tonight when Class A, No. 4 Jac-Cen-Del (13-5) pays a visit. There will not be a JV game. Varsity tipoff is slated for 6:30 p.m.

Gymnastics

Shelbyville splits with New Pal, Lutheran

At Girls Inc., Kaliyah Brown won the vault competition and led Shelbyville to a win over Lutheran.

Brown scored 9.05 to win the vault. She also had a third-place finish on the uneven bars, a fourth-place finish in the floor exercise and a fifth-place finish on the balance beam to score runner-up in the all-around competition to Lutheran’s Penelope Morrow.

 

 

Also for Shelbyville, Faye-Lynn Voss and Renee Aldridge finished fourth and fifth, respectively, in the vault and in the all-around.

Shelbyville will host Morristown Monday at 6 p.m.

Wrestling

Beech Grove 42, Triton Central 21

At Triton Central, the host Tigers won five head-to-head matches with the Hornets.

Ayden Nufio scored an 8-3 win at 106 pounds. Dayne Bailey followed at 113 with a third-period pinfall victory.

 

 

At 160, Tristan Gibbons also scored a pinfall win.

Isaak Booth followed at 170 with a 5-0 victory.

Hadyn Ball needed overtime for a 3-1 victory at 182.

Triton Central travels to Monrovia Saturday for the Indiana Crossroads Conference Meet.

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