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Triton Central, Waldron open girls basketball season ranked in preseason top 10 poll

Three of Shelby County’s five high school girls basketball programs will open the season ranked in the Indiana Coaches of Girls Sports Association’s preseason top 20.

Triton Central, 19-5 last season, is ranked No. 8 in Class 2A in the preseason poll. The Tigers debut Saturday in Fairland against Roncalli.

Forest Park is No. 1 in 2A followed by Winchester, University, Fairfield, Andrean, Eastbrook, Carroll (Flora), Frankton, Triton Central and South Central (Union Mills).

Waldron, a regional champion in 2022, is No. 6 in Class A preseason poll. The Mohawks finished 24-2 last season. Waldron and new head coach Ilea Shipp open the season Friday at Blue River Valley, ranked No. 7.

Morristown, 14-10 in 2022 with a strong group returning, is No. 14 in the poll. The Yellow Jackets travel to Eastern Hancock, ranked No. 14 in 2A, Thursday for their season debut.

Lanesville is No. 1 in Class A ahead of Vincennes Rivet, Tecumseh, Jac-Cen-Del, Trinity Lutheran, Waldron, Blue River Valley, Kouts, Tri, North White and Morgan Township.

Mishawaka Marian holds the top spot in Class 3A followed by Benton Central, Norwell, Jay County, Hamilton Heights, Twin Lakes, Corydon Central, Garrett, Indian Creek and Silver Creek.

In Class 4A, Noblesville is No. 1 ahead of Bedford North Lawrence, South Bend Washington, Fishers, Hamilton Southeastern, Lake Central, Zionsville, Homestead, North Central and Franklin.