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Prep Report: Sanders leads Morristown to win over Hagerstown

The Morristown team that was preseason ranked in the top 15 of the state coaches Class A poll is starting to come together.

After an 0-6 start without much of its starting roster healthy and eligible to play, the Yellow Jackets have won two straight after securing a 51-23 win over Hagerstown Tuesday.

Nevaeh Sanders scored a game-high 21 points and had three rebounds and three steals for Morristown (2-6).

Reagan Kleine had 12 points, three rebounds, six assists and six steals. Danika Rutledge added eight points and eight rebounds.

Morristown outscored Hagerstown (1-6) 13-4 and 13-5 in the opening two quarters then limited the Tigers to three points in the third quarter to coast to the win.

The Yellow Jackets travel to Franklin County (6-2) for a Saturday afternoon contest.

In other prep events Tuesday:

Boys basketball

Oldenburg Academy 40, Morristown 27

At Oldenburg Academy, Henry Wanstrath (15 points) and Jacob Hoff (13 points) led the Twisters to the win in the program’s season opener.

Wyatt Marcum topped Morristown (1-2) with 11 points. Jameson Palmer finished with seven.

Morristown was scheduled to play at Hauser Friday but that game has been postponed until Dec. 21.

The Yellow Jackets host Knightstown (1-1) Saturday.

Girls basketball

Eastern Hancock 68, Southwestern 13

At Southwestern, the Class 2A, No. 11 Royals scored 30 points in the opening quarter to take control.

Grace Stapleton led Eastern Hancock (8-1) with 18 points. Sammie Bolding and Ruby White each had 10.

Tanna Tatlock led Southwestern (0-8) with five points.

The Royals won the junior varsity game 32-14. Katelynn Coffman led the Spartans with six points.

Southwestern is at Knightstown (2-5) Tuesday.

Triton Central 59, Monrovia 47

At Monrovia, Brooklyn Bailey led the visiting Tigers with 20 points to keep Triton Central on top of the Indiana Crossroads Conference standings.

Maryrose Felling finished with 17 points and Elizabeth Graham had 13 to improve Triton Central to 3-3 this season and 3-0 against ICC foes.

Ashley Lewis scored a game-high 30 points for Monrovia (3-3, 0-1 ICC).

Triton Central is at Waldron (2-4) Friday.

Boys swimming

Franklin 121, Shelbyville 41

At Shelbyville, the visiting Grizzly Cubs collected all first-place finishes to secure the victory over the Golden Bears.

Shelbyville got runner-up performances from Trey Carrell in the 50-yard freestyle (23.21 seconds) and 100 breaststroke (1:09.87) and Beau Kenkel in the 100 backstroke (1:35.29).

Shelbyville is at Columbus East Thursday.

Girls swimming

Franklin 116, Shelbyville 60

At Shelbyville, the host Golden Bears got event wins from Miriam Garringer and Naomi Garringer.

Miriam Garringer won the 200 individual medley in 2:43.38 while Naomi Garringer took first place in the 100 breaststroke (1:25.22).

Shelbyville also got runner-up finishes from Riley Everette (27.93 in 50 freestyle; 6:31.89 in 500 free) and Maiah Helfer-Vazquez (167.3 points in diving).

The quartet of Meeghen Bushfield, Paige Bohman, Riley Everette and Miriam Garringer finished second in the 200 freestyle relay (1:57.78) while Miriam Garringer, Naomi Garringer, Paige Bohman and Kylie Studer placed second in the 400 freestyle relay (4:26.06).

Shelbyville travels to Columbus East Thursday.

Wrestling

Shelbyville 66, Lawrence Central 12

At Shelbyville, the host Golden Bears won eight matches by pinfall to secure the team victory.

Those pinfall winners were Jaylen Eads (126 pounds), Ethan Watkins (132), Cael Lux (138), Julian Eads (145), Jorge Ramos (152), Andrew Burton (160), Dylan Garvin (170) and Jacob Harker (285).

Shelbyville also got match wins from Isaiah Havens (120) and Luke Dwyer (189).

Shelbyville competes in the New Castle Invitational Saturday.

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