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Prep Report: Mitchell scores career-high 47 points to lead Waldron over Crothersville

Lucas Mitchell is proving to be a force to contend with at Waldron.

The senior wing poured in a career-high 47 points Tuesday to lead the Mohawks to an 86-62 victory over visiting Crothersville.

Mitchell followed up a 28-point performance Monday in Waldron’s win over Elwood with the third-best single-game scoring performance in program history.

Waldron raced out to a 24-9 lead after the first quarter but Crothersville settled in with a 22-point second quarter to stay within reach, down 50-31 at halftime.

Mitchell, who did not hit a 3-pointer in the win, had 20 points in the first half. He finished with 21 made field goals and went 5-for-11 at the free throw line.

Crothersville (0-1) outscored the Mohawks (2-0) in the third quarter, 20-19, but never got the comeback on track.

Preston West topped the Tigers with 28 points. Curtis Thompson finished with 15.

Bryce Yarling scored 14 points to move closer to becoming a top-five scorer in Waldron history. Yarling now has 1,016 career points, leaving him 16 points away from surpassing Tyler Bowlby for the No. 5 spot.

Jacob Lindsey hit a trio of 3s for Waldron to finish with 11 points.

Waldron’s junior varsity improved to 2-0 with a 59-16 victory over Crothersville.

Will Larrison led the Mohawks with 14 points.

Waldron will play its third game of the opening week of the season Saturday at Knightstown.

In other prep events Tuesday:

Girls basketball

Monrovia 76, Waldron 42

At Monrovia, four Bulldogs scored in double digits to lead the win over the visiting Mohawks (1-4).

Avery Newlin led Monrovia (3-2) with 18 points. Joslyn Young (17 points), Ashley Lewis (15) and Ruby Murrell (10) also scored in double digits.

Monrovia won the JV contest, 36-14.

Waldron returns to the court Saturday at Greenwood Christian (1-5).

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