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Prep Report: Waldron closes out regular season with win over Anderson Prep

Waldron closed out its first winning season since 2015 with a 61-49 win Friday over Anderson Prep Academy.

Waldron honored its two seniors – Bryant Becker and Caden Sheaffer -- in their final home game.

Bryce Yarling led Waldron with 23 points, leaving him 26 points shy of joining the 1,000-point career scoring club.

Becker finished with 12 points as did Lucas Mitchell.



The Mohawks (12-10) led 30-20 at halftime then outscored the visiting Jets 26-5 in the third quarter to take control. Anderson Prep scored 24 points in the fourth quarter to close the gap.

Parrish Mangium, Lincoln Fathauer and Ben Scott each had nine points to lead Anderson Prep (1-20).

Waldron received a bye at the Southwestern Sectional and will play Friday in the semifinals against either Rising Sun (9-13) or Class A, No. 12 Jac-Cen-Del (17-5). The Eagles defeated Rising Sun, 82-48 on Feb. 15.

In other boys basketball games Friday:



Speedway 63, Triton Central 50

At Triton Central, the visiting Sparkplugs outscored the Tigers 19-6 over the final five minutes to secure the Indiana Crossroads Conference victory.

Nate Matelic hit six three-pointers and led all scorers with 30 points. Reis Walker finished with 14 and Jack Smith had 11 to push Speedway’s record to 7-14 (3-4 ICC) this season.

Caleb Miller topped Triton Central (11-11, 4-3 ICC) with 17 points. Josiah Blair and Isaac Morgan each had eight while Alex Crouse and Josh Kemper each finished with seven.

With the loss, Triton Central finished fourth in the ICC standings.

The Tigers received a bye in the South Ripley Sectional and will play Friday in the semifinals against either North Decatur (12-10) or Milan (2-18).



Tri 55, Morristown 36

At Tri, the host Titans scored 33 points combined in the second and third quarters to pull away from the Yellow Jackets (3-17).

Daniel Davis and Caelin Hoffman each scored 19 points to lead Tri (11-8) to its first season with an above .500 record since 2005.

Nolan Laster scored a game-high 23 points to Morristown. Nick Stidham finished with 10.

Morristown opens the postseason Wednesday at the Southwestern Sectional against Hauser (9-13). The Jets defeated Morristown, 61-36 on Dec. 4.