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Morristown, Southwestern eliminated from Sectional 60 tournament

Morristown and Southwestern bowed out of Class A, Sectional 60 Wednesday night at Southwestern to bring an end to their seasons.

Hauser led Morristown 29-16 at halftime, surrendered the lead in the third quarter when it failed to hit a field goal but recovered with a 23-point fourth quarter to eliminate the Yellow Jackets, 56-45.

Bryce Bates, Eli Miller and Ledger Gelfius combined for 17 points over the final eight minutes to stave off Morristown (3-18). Bates finished with a team-high 14 points while Gelfius had 13 and Miller added 12 to improve the Jets to 10-13 this season.



Nolan Laster had two field goals and five made free throws in the first half to score nine of Morristown’s 16 points. The junior hit five field goals in the third quarter and scored 14 points then added nine more in the fourth to close with a game-high 32 points.

Nick Stidham had nine points and Cade Mahin and Chase Theobald each had two in the loss.

With the win, Hauser advanced to tonight’s semifinal round to face Oldenburg Academy.



The Twisters reached the semifinals with a 56-46 win over Southwestern Wednesday.

The host Spartans struggled to record a field goal early and fell behind 20-3 after one quarter.

The Twisters (6-15) only scored seven points in the second quarter but extended the lead to 27-8.

Jordan Jones and Aiden Hartsell each connected on a pair of three-pointers in the third quarter to start the comeback but Oldenburg Academy hit 9-of-10 free throws over the final eight minutes to seal the win.

Nick Folop finished with a team-high 18 points for the Twisters. Frank Moorman had 10. Nathan Schuman and Abe Streator each scored nine and C.J. Grote had eight.

Hartsell scored 16 of his game-high 30 points in the fourth quarter of his final game as a Spartan. Jones, also a senior, had 12 points.

The Spartans finished the season 9-13.


Oldenburg Academy defeated Hauser, 64-57, on Feb. 15. A second-straight win over the Jets would return the Twisters to the sectional championship game for the first time since 2020.

Hauser is seeking its first sectional championship game appearance since 2019.



Waldron finally makes its postseason debut after receiving a bye into the semifinal round. The Mohawks (12-10) face No. 10 Jac-Cen-Del (18-5), who defeated Rising Sun, 62-48, on Tuesday at the Southwestern Sectional.

Tipoff is scheduled for 6 p.m.

The Eagles defeated Waldron, 90-64, on Jan. 15 – just seven days after the Mohawks won the Shelby County Tournament. Five Eagles scored in double digits that night led by Caleb Simon’s 25 points, nine rebounds and six assists. Wyatt Day finished with 16 points, eight rebounds and seven assists.

Bryce Yarling and Lucas Mitchell combined for 48 points in the loss. Mitchell also had nine rebounds and seven assists.

Waldron has secured its first winning season since 2015 and has not won a sectional title since 2009.

Jac-Cen-Del last won a sectional title in 2015.