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Prep Report: Laster, Stidham lead Morristown to win over Centerville

Nolan Laster and Nick Stidham outscored the entire Centerville roster Saturday to get Morristown its second win of the season.

Laster scored 10 of his game-high 22 points in the fourth quarter and Stidham finished with 20 points to lead the Yellow Jackets to a 54-40 victory over the winless Bulldogs (0-14).



Morristown ended a 7-game losing streak to improve to 2-13.

Stidham hit three three-pointers in the opening quarter to stake Morristown to a 17-8 lead at the first break. Laster scored eight in the second quarter to get the Yellow Jackets to halftime with a 31-18 advantage.

Chase Clark scored seven of his team-high 16 points in the third quarter as Centerville cut the Morristown lead to 36-29 at the break.

The Bulldogs went 3-of-8 at the free-throw line over the final eight minutes to stifle any comeback attempt.

Morristown hosts Class 2A, No. 15 Eastern Hancock (12-4) Friday at the Bee Hive.

In other boys basketball games Saturday:



Triton Central 49, Oldenburg Academy 46

At Oldenburg, the visiting Tigers had a double-digit lead going into the fourth quarter but struggled offensively over the final eight minutes and barely held off the Twisters.

Josiah Blair led Triton Central (10-8), winners of four of its last five, with 14 points. Isaac Morgan had 13 points and Caleb Miller finished with 12.

Triton Central led 16-3 at the end of the first quarter and maintained 10-point leads at the end of the next two quarters.

C.J. Grote led Oldenburg Academy (3-11) with 20 points. Abe Streator finished with 10.

Triton Central will continue its quest for an Indiana Crossroads Conference title Friday at Indianapolis Ritter (6-8, 3-1 ICC).

The Tigers (3-0 ICC) and Beech Grove (9-5, 3-0 ICC) are the only unbeatens left in the conference standings.



Tri 66, Waldron 54

At Waldron, Bryce Yarling scored 19 points to move in to Waldron’s top 10 career scoring list, passing 1979 graduate Paul Meal.

Lucas Mitchell scored 15 points and Bryant Becker had 14 but it was not enough to keep the Titans (6-5) from leaving with a win.

The Mohawks dropped to 10-7 overall (3-1 Mid-Hoosier Conference) and host South Decatur (8-8, 2-1 MHC) Friday before traveling to Centerville (0-14) Saturday.