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Prep Report: Class 2A, No. 13 Triton Central rallies to defeat 3A, No. 4 Greensburg

Class 2A, No. 13 Triton Central bounced back strong from its first loss of the season to defeat Class 3A, No. 4 Greensburg Friday, 54-51.

The host Tigers (5-1) trailed after the first three breaks in the action but put together a balanced effort in the fourth quarter where six different players scored to complete the come-from-behind victory.

Isaac Morgan topped Triton Central with 13 points. Eli Sego and Silas Blair each had 11 and Luke Faust added nine points.

Greensburg (1-1) led 22-14 after one quarter, 28-22 at halftime and 37-36 at the end of three quarters.

Jack McKinsey scored nine of his game-high 16 points in the first quarter for the Pirates. Ki Dyer finished with 13 and Jeter Edwards had 11 points.

On Wednesday, Roncalli hit eight second-half three-pointers to run away from Triton Central, 71-54.

The game was tied 34-all at halftime before the Rebels (2-1) connected on six 3s in the third quarter to build a 58-48 lead that the Tigers could not overcome.

Roncalli made 15 3s in the victory.

Luke Kegerreis led Roncalli with 25 points. Nolan Tunny finished with 15 and Drew Kegerreis had 13.

Morgan led Triton Central with 17 points. Faust had 15 and Max Crouse came off the bench to score 10 points.

Triton Central opens its Indiana Crossroads Conference schedule Friday at Cascade (2-2, 1-1 ICC).

In other prep events:

Boys basketball

Waldron 46, Morristown 45

At Morristown, the host Yellow Jackets staged a furious second-half comeback attempt that fell just short.

Waldron (3-3, 1-1 Mid-Hoosier Conference) led 22-10 at halftime but Morristown (1-5, 1-1 MHC) outscored the Mohawks 19-9 in the third quarter to cut the advantage to 31-29 going into the fourth quarter.

Morristown grabbed the lead at 45-43 before Waldron’s Bryce Yarling tied the game late in the fourth quarter. After a defensive stop, Yarling drew the defense to him and found Sam Jones, who was fouled trying to score with 11 seconds left.

Jones converted one of two free throws to get the Mohawks the lead and Jacob Lindsey deflected a Morristown pass to seal the victory on Military Night at the Bee Hive.

Lucas Mitchell led Waldron with 20 points. Yarling finished with 13.

Jameson Palmer led three Morristown players in double figures. Palmer finished with 14 points. Cade Mahin had 12 and Wyatt Marcum added 10.

The Yellow Jackets are back in action tonight at Tri-Central (1-3).

Waldron hosts Southwestern on Dec. 17.

Trinity Lutheran 59, Southwestern 42

At Southwestern Friday, the visiting Cougars built a 31-22 halftime advantage then outscored the Spartans 16-6 in the third quarter to build a 19-point lead that led to their first victory of the season.

Luke Coomler and Levi Pottschmidt combined to make nine 3s and each finished with 15 points for Trinity Lutheran (1-3). Ten different Cougars scored in the win.

Matthew Clements led Southwestern (0-5) with 18 points. Ben Kahler finished with nine.

On Thursday, Daniel Davis scored 18 points to lead Tri to a 60-17 victory. Caelin Coffman had 14 points and Bryant Cornelius finished with 11.

Connor Jewell led Southwestern with six points.

Southwestern travels to Class A, No. 3 Indianapolis Lutheran (1-0) Friday.

Girls basketball

Morristown 62, Waldron 38

At Morristown Friday, Nevaeh Sanders had 22 points and six steals to lead the host Yellow Jackets to the win on Military Night.

Raegan Kleine finished with 15 points, six rebounds, five steals and two assists. Danika Rutledge had 10 points, eight rebounds and two blocked shots.

Morristown (3-7, 1-1 MHC) raced out to an 18-5 lead after one quarter and extended the lead to 27-13 at halftime.

A 21-point third quarter sealed the victory.

Waldron dropped to 2-7 this season and 1-1 against MHC foes.

The Mohawks travel to Knightstown (3-7) tonight.

Morristown is at Oldenburg Academy (5-4) Monday.

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