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Prep Report: Palmer's buzzer beater nets Morristown overtime win over Southwestern

Cory Kreiger will always remember his first head coaching victory.

Morristown trailed Southwestern 59-58 with 3.9 seconds left in overtime Saturday. Jameson Palmer stepped to the free-throw line and missed. A Yellow Jacket player fought for the rebound and threw a wild shot up and over the rim that went right to Palmer who beat the buzzer with the game winner.

Morristown improved to 1-1 this season and earned Kreiger his first varsity coaching win. Southwestern dropped to 0-2.

Wyatt Marcum led Morristown with 21 points. Palmer finished with 15 and Cade Mahin added 14.

Southwestern also had three players score in double figures – Matt Clements with 21, Carter Snepp had 12 and Jonah DeArmitt finished with 11.

Morristown travels to Oldenburg Academy (1-0) Tuesday. Southwestern hosts Triton Central (2-0) Saturday.

In other prep basketball games Saturday:

Boys basketball

Knightstown 64, Waldron 49

At Knightstown, the host Panthers (1-1) outscored the Mohawks 17-4 in the third quarter to take a 46-36 lead it never relinquished.

Bryce Yarling scored a season-high 20 points which moved him past Tyler Bowlby for fifth all-time in career points.

Lucas Mitchell finished with 18 and Lucas Shaw had seven for the Mohawks (2-1), who suffered their first loss of the season.

In the junior varsity contest, Knightstown hit a three-pointer with six seconds left to seal a 38-37 victory over Waldron.

Cole Jones and Blake Baldwin each scored seven points to lead Waldron.

Waldron hosts Triton Central (2-0) Thursday.

Girls basketball

Waldron 46, Greenwood Christian 32

At Greenwood Christian, Waldron held the host Cougars scoreless in the second quarter to take a 21-6 lead into halftime. The two teams played even in the second half and the Mohawks (2-4) collected their first road victory of the season.

Alyssa Benson topped Waldron with 13 points, three assists and six steals.

Alivia Fischer and Audrey Hogg each had nine points and Josee Larrison finished with eight points.

Sydney Waldron led Greenwood Christian (1-6) with 16 points.

The Mohawks host Triton Central (2-3) Friday.

Trinity Lutheran 73, Southwestern 41

At Trinity Lutheran, Bailey Tabeling and Liza Froedge combined to score 49 points to lead Class A, No. 7 Trinity Lutheran (3-1) to the win.

Tabeling tallied a game-high 28 points in just three quarters of playing time. Froedge finished with 21 and Madison Keith added 17.

McKinley Correll led Southwestern (0-7) with 18 points. Tanna Tatlock and Cy Stockdale each scored nine.

The Spartans host Class 2A, No. 10 Eastern Hancock (7-1) Tuesday.

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