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Blue River Valley pins first loss on Waldron

With a new head coach and nearly an entirely new varsity roster, Waldron opened its girls basketball season very inexperienced.

That youthfulness showed Friday with 21 first-half turnovers at Blue River Valley. That put the Mohawks down 34-10 at halftime and they never recovered.

Blue River Valley secured its season-opening win, 49-28.

Cendall Sheaffer and Alyssa Benson each scored eight points to lead Waldron in head coach Ilea Shipp’s varsity debut. The Waldron graduate served as the program’s junior varsity coach last season.

Josee Larrison, Waldron’s lone returning player with significant varsity experience, scored five points and had a team-high nine rebounds.

Blue River Valley won the JV contest, 41-21.

Emerson Lindsey led the Mohawks with six points. Benson and Audrey Hogg each scored five.

Waldron must regroup quickly with a road trip to Tri on tap Saturday.