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Prep Report: Strong fourth quarter propels Roncalli past Triton Central

Roncalli outscored Class 2A, No. 8 Triton Central 20-11 over the final quarter Saturday night in the season opener for both programs to secure a 62-53 victory in Fairland.

Taylor Turk scored seven of her game-high 19 points over the final eight minutes to lead the Rebels (1-0).

Sydney Horton hit four three-pointers on the way to 16 points and Claire Lindsey finished with 13 in a game where Roncalli made 11 3s.

All but four of Triton Central’s points were scored by the starting five.

Brooklyn Bailey led the way with 14 points. Hallie Schweitzer finished with 11. Lizzie Graham had nine. Maryrose Felling had eight points in her varsity debut as a freshman. Jenna Cox scored seven.

Kennedy Brown came off the bench and contributed four points.

The Tigers (0-1) led 18-17 after one quarter and 37-30 at halftime. A five-point third quarter allowed Roncalli to even the score at 42-all after three quarters.

Triton Central will host 2A No. 15 Cascade (1-0) Thursday in its Indiana Crossroads Conference opener.

In other girls basketball games Saturday:



South Decatur 48, Southwestern 36

At South Decatur, Kiley Best scored a game-high 22 points to get the host Cougars off to a 2-0 start to the season.

Southwestern struggled in the opening quarter scoring just three points and a five-point third quarter stalled any comeback attempt.

Tanna Tatlock scored a team-high 13 points for Southwestern in its season opener. Cy Stockdale hit a trio of 3s on the way to 10 points.

South Decatur led 11-3 after one quarter and 26-13 at halftime.

Southwestern travels to Waldron (0-2) Friday.



Tri 70, Waldron 20

At Tri, Waldron’s offense struggled for the second consecutive night against a preseason top-10 opponent.

Class A, No. 9 Tri (1-0) built a 22-4 lead after one quarter and outscored the Mohawks 21-7 in the second quarter to build a 43-11 lead.

Waldron scored 28 points Friday at Class A, No. 7 Blue River Valley in a 49-28 loss.

Waldron (0-2) hosts Shelbyville (1-0) Tuesday.



Kopper Kettle Classic

At the Bee Hive in Morristown, the host Yellow Jackets finished 0-2.

Tri-Central pulled out to a 24-10 lead by halftime and finished off the Yellow Jackets, 40-28.

In the other semifinal, Payton Seay scored 30 points, pulled down five rebounds and dished out four assists to lead Class 2A, No. 3 University to an 86-24 victory over Henryville.

University defeated Tri-Central, 61-37, in the championship game to improve to 3-0 this season. Tri-Central is 1-2.

Henryville used a 23-point first quarter to separate from Morristown, who was outscored 23-20 over the final three quarters. The Hornets improved to 1-2 with a 46-27 consolation game victory.

Morristown (0-3) travels to Class A, No. 9 Tri (1-0) Tuesday.

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