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Prep Report: Waldron bounces back from Friday night loss with win over Centerville

Following a tough loss Friday night to South Decatur, Waldron’s boys basketball team bounced back Saturday afternoon to defeat Centerville, 56-48.

Bryce Yarling scored 23 points to lead Waldron (11-8). Lucas Mitchell finished with 21 to keep Centerville (0-17) winless this season.

On Friday, Hunter Johnson had 26 points, 12 rebounds and two assists to lead South Decatur to a 75-65 Mid-Hoosier Conference win at Waldron.

Jacob Scruggs finished with 23 points, four rebounds and two steals to push the Cougars’ record to 10-9 (3-1 MHC).



Yarling scored 17 of his team-high 23 points in the fourth quarter for the Mohawks (3-2 MHC).

Mitchell and Bryant Becker each had 17 and Caden Sheaffer finished with eight points.

Waldron returns to the court Friday to host Liberty Christian (12-8).

In other prep events:

Boys basketball

Indianapolis Ritter 56, Triton Central 44

At Ritter Friday, visiting Triton Central led after three quarters but was outscored 23-7 over the final eight minutes to suffer its first Indiana Crossroads Conference loss of the season.



Josiah Blair led Triton Central (10-9, 3-1 ICC) with 18 points. Caleb Miller finished with 14.

Jordan Turner had a game-high 22 points for Ritter (7-9, 4-2 ICC). Savion Brown added 11.

Triton Central travels to Monrovia (6-12, 0-5 ICC) Tuesday. That game can be heard on GIANT fm (96.5) with pre-game live at approximately 7 p.m.

The Tigers then host Beech Grove (11-6, 5-0 ICC) Friday.

Eastern Hancock 73, Morristown 29

At Morristown Friday, Class 2A, No. 11 Eastern Hancock had six players score in double digits to defeat the Yellow Jackets.

The Royals (13-5) built a 23-7 lead after one quarter and extended it to 46-15 at halftime.



Landon O’Neal led Eastern Hancock with 14 points. Edric Miller finished with 13 and Cyrus Burton and Cole Rainbolt each had 12. Silas Spaulding and Jacob Spaulding each had 10.

Burton had a team-high nine rebounds. O’Neal finished with five rebounds and four assists.

Morristown dropped to 2-14 (0-5 MHC). The Yellow Jackets are at North Decatur (8-10, 2-1 MHC) Tuesday then host Providence Cristo Rey (0-16) Thursday before traveling to Batesville (8-11) Friday.


Connersville Invitational

Morristown finished in 10th place at the highly-competitive Connersville Invitational.

Richmond, ranked No. 8 in the most recent state coaches poll, captured the team title with 108.175 points.



No. 10 Columbus North was second at 105.95. Franklin Central finished third (103.15) with Roncalli (102.375) taking fourth in the 13-team event.

Morristown did not have a top-10 finisher in the four disciplines.

The Yellow Jackets will host New Palestine and Scecina Tuesday for Senior Night.