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Prep Report: Slow start leads to road loss for Shelbyville at Columbus East

A slow start put Shelbyville into a pit it never climbed out of Tuesday night at Columbus East.

Playing in the Orange Pit, the Golden Bears fell behind 20-10 after one quarter and never fully recovered.



A 17-point second quarter got Shelbyville within 29-27 at halftime but the Olympians opened the lead to 43-38 after three quarters and five different Columbus East players scored over the final eight minutes to secure the 55-45 victory.

Willy Riecker led the Olympians (5-13), winners of three straight, with 19 points. Ben Sylva had 17.

Ollie Sandman topped the Golden Bears (5-13) with 17 points. He scored all seven of Shelbyville’s fourth-quarter points.

Jakob Heaton finished with 10 and Jackson Parker had eight.

Shelbyville closes out its Hoosier Heritage Conference schedule Friday at Delta (10-11, 1-5 HHC). The Golden Bears are 0-6 in the HHC standings.

On Saturday, Shelbyville travels to East Central (13-5).

In other boys basketball games Tuesday:



Southwestern 50, Knightstown 32

At Southwestern, Jordan Jones (19 points) and Aiden Hartsell (18) combined for 37 points to get the host Spartans their fifth-straight win.

Jones scored nine of his 19 points in the fourth quarter for Southwestern (9-10). Hartsell hit three 3-pointers in the first half to help the Spartans build a 20-16 halftime lead.

Seven different Panthers scored but none reached double digits.

Karson Stiner led Knightstown (5-13) with nine points. Dylan Murphy had seven.

Southwestern (2-3 Mid-Hoosier Conference) is at North Decatur (9-10, 3-1 MHC) Friday.



North Decatur 60, Morristown 21

At North Decatur, the visiting Yellow Jackets’ offense never got on track.

Carson Parmer scored 10 points in the first quarter to help the Chargers (9-10, 3-1 MHC) take a 20-3 lead. The advantage grew to 34-12 by halftime.

Parmer finished with 14 points to match Lance Nobbe’s total. Kaden Muckerheide had 11.

Nolan Laster led Morristown (2-15, 0-6 MHC) with seven points.

The Yellow Jackets host Providence Cristo Rey (0-16) Thursday then travel to Batesville (8-12) Friday.