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Prep Report: Strong second half leads Shelbyville to 58-26 win over Batesville

Shelbyville outscored visiting Batesville 23-6 in the third quarter to secure a 58-26 victory Saturday afternoon at William L. Garrett Gymnasium.

The Golden Bears (8-1) led 20-10 at halftime before Ava Wilson scored half of her game-high 24 points in the third quarter.

Kylee Edwards did not score in the first quarter but scored 21 points over the final three periods to back Wilson. The senior needs 13 points to surpass Brenda Kelsay as Shelbyville’s No. 2 all-time career scorer.

Claire Saner led Batesville (4-4) with seven points.

Shelbyville won the junior varsity game, 39-23.

The Golden Bears return to their Hoosier Heritage Conference schedule Tuesday when New Palestine (6-3, 2-0 HHC) visits Garrett Gymnasium.

In other prep events Saturday:

Boys basketball

Triton Central 66, Southwestern 27

At Southwestern, the visiting Tigers had five players score at least eight points to maintain possession of the Victory Bell.

Isaac Morgan finished with a game-high 20 points. Silas Blair had 13. Eli Sego collected nine points and Luke Faust and Max Crouse each had eight.

Triton Central (4-0) led 26-9 at halftime then outscored the Spartans 19-8 in the third quarter.

Carter Snepp led Southwestern (0-3) with nine points.

Triton Central hosts Roncalli (1-0) Wednesday in Fairland. Southwestern travels to Tri (2-0) Thursday.

Edinburgh 66, Waldron 44

At Edinburgh, Caleb Dewey scored a game-high 30 points and Jarrett Turner added 17 to lead the Class A, No. 2 Lancers to the win over the Mohawks, who have lost three straight after starting the season 2-0.

Lucas Mitchell led Waldron (2-3, 0-1 Mid-Hoosier Conference) with 23 points and 11 rebounds. Bryce Yarling finished with 13 but no other Mohawk scored more than two points.

The Lancers (4-0, 1-0 MHC) led 15-10 after one quarter then outscored the Mohawks 17-6 in the second quarter to build a 32-16 lead at halftime. Dewey also had 10 rebounds and two assists for Edinburgh.

In the junior varsity contest, Waldron prevailed 42-34 to improve to 3-2 this season.

Max Jones led Waldron with 16 points. Jack Fischer had eight points and Blake Baldwin and Will Larrison each had seven.

Waldron travels to Morristown (1-3) Friday for a girls/boys doubleheader.

Knightstown 48, Morristown 42

At Morristown, Jameson Palmer scored a team-high 21 points and grabbed 10 rebounds but it was not enough to keep visiting Knightstown from taking the win.

Michael Roberson tallied a game-high 23 points and Mason Fields added 10 points to lead the Panthers (3-1).

Knightstown led 24-15 at halftime but the Yellow Jackets recovered to tie the contest at 34-all going into the final eight minutes.

The Panthers hit just two field goals in the fourth quarter but went 9-for-9 at the free-throw line to seal the victory.

Morristown (1-3) is at Union County (0-3) Tuesday.

Girls basketball

Franklin County 54, Morristown 41

At Franklin County, the host Wildcats (7-2) raced out to an 18-6 lead after one quarter and held off the Yellow Jackets (2-7).

Nevaeh Sanders scored 15 points and added three rebounds, three assists and two steals for Morristown.

Danika Rutledge finished with 13 points and 10 rebounds.

Raegan Kleine had 10 points, four rebounds, four assists and three steals.

Morristown hosts Waldron (2-5) Friday in a girls/boys doubleheader.

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